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General Finishes, Java Gel Stain, Pint

Item #826978
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5.0

(7 reviews)

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Product Information:

These oil-based Gel Topcoats and Stains are quite possibly the easiest of all finishes to use and achieve a "hand-rubbed" look without all the work. Application is easy with a foam brush or lint free cloth. The heavy bodied gel formulation permits the product to flow out evenly (no drips or runs) preventing uneven penetration for consistent color control. Combined with no sanding (your choice to sand or not) between coats and a quick “re-coat” time, you’ll be finished sooner with less effort and better results than ever before.

  • This is the stain that has the most "finishing feel" of all General Finishes' products
  • Woodworkers love the lustrous finish that shows up
  • Heavy-bodied, and so does not penetrate as deeply into the wood as liquid oil-base stains do
  • Can help you get a more even appearance on difficult woods such as aspen or pine
  • Easy-to-use stains simply wipe on with a cloth or applied with a foam brush (no spills or splashes)


  • Need help refinishing old cabinets or cabinets that are in perfectly good condition? Tired of that golden oak color
    and would like a more modern, up to date look? General Finishes Gel Stains open up a world of easy-to-attain
    possibilities for revitalizing wood furniture, redecorating your home by changing the color of wood cabinets,
    furniture and floors, and achieving an excellent first-time finish. These oil-based products are super easy to
    use and produce a ‘hand-rubbed’ look with little effort. Just apply with a foam brush or lint-free cloth
    and wipe off – heavy-bodies gel offers even flow and consistent color control. Recoat time is quick, and
    sanding between coats is your choice. Use the gel topcoat for extra durability and protection.

    Many homes built in the 1980’s used stock golden oak cabinets in the kitchen and the bathroom.
    These cabinets were made with excellent quality construction and have proved very durable over
    the years in your home. A couple decades have passed and you would like to bring your kitchen
    or bathroom up to date with a different color combination for your cabinets or furniture.
    General Finishes Gel Stain is the simple answer – and extremely affordable too!
  • Available in 11 colors, including the popular Java (shown here)
  • Multiple coats can be used for even more color combinations



















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  • How to Use Oil Base Gel Stain Over Existing Finishes - General Finishes Gel Stains contain urethane, which allows the gel stains to be used for finishing over existing top coats, stains, and paints.
     
     
     

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    4.9

    (based on 7 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Quality materials (4)
    • Good design (2)
    • Durable (2)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Inside (5)
    • Small jobs (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual do-it-yourselfer (4), Beginner (2)

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    5.0

    Java Gel Stain by General

    By  photoruff

    from Gulfport, MS

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Quality Materials

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Big Jobs
    • Inside

    Comments about General Finishes, Java Gel Stain, Pint :

    I refinish Furniture and I make Picture frames and I needed a dark finish. This product brought back to life some old furniture. I now can make my picture frames and cabinets as dark as my customers want them. I must add it is done in one step, not like before, which took several steps, and even at that I was not happy with the results.

     
    5.0

    Absolutely love this product!

    By  Lisa DIY lady

    from Atlanta GA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Results

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Inside

    Comments about General Finishes, Java Gel Stain, Pint :

    I have been using this product (especially this color) so many years. I love this dark brown natural color.

     
    5.0

    Wonderful Product!

    By  Zeek the chicken

    from USA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Beautiful Finish
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Refinishing Furniture

    Comments about General Finishes, Java Gel Stain, Pint :

    I bought this product to refinish my Grandma's furniture. I found this product by reading the blog of a lady who refinished her bathroom vanity and she swore by it. I have found everything she said to be true. It is so easy to use and the finish is absolutely beautiful! It looks like I have completely new furniture and I love it!

     
    4.0

    Great product for the average amateur

    By  JIL

    from Spencer, IA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Even A Talented Pro Would
    • Good Instructions For Use
    • Goof Proof
    • Love This Product

    Cons

    • Found No Down Side

    Best Uses

    • Inside
    • Small Jobs

    Comments about General Finishes, Java Gel Stain, Pint :

    Used product to do mid-century modern dresser that had been painted. Was very satisfied with results. Dresser looks like it just came off the show room floor. Made me look like a pro. Love it!!!

     
    5.0

    Easy to use,great coverage !

    By  Debbie

    from Belleville,IL

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Inside

    Comments about General Finishes, Java Gel Stain, Pint :

    Love this gel stain,used on bath room vanities, So easy to apply and covers really well. Must let dry well between coats.

     
    5.0

    Easy!

    By  Weezie

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Quality Materials

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Inside
    • Small Jobs

    Comments about General Finishes, Java Gel Stain, Pint :

    I used this to stain my outdated living room furniture. It was my first time attempting anything like this. It turned out great!

     
    5.0

    Great Product

    By  The realtor

    from Texas

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Quality Materials

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about General Finishes, Java Gel Stain, Pint :

    Easy to use and great results!

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