All finishes made after 1972 are food-safe when cured
properly. This process can take several weeks after a film has formed. We
recommend adding a couple days beyond the products label’s recommendation to
allow for temperature and humidity variations. A good rule of thumb is 30 days.
General Finishes Gel Stains contain urethane, which allows the gel stains to be used for finishing over existing top coats, stains, and paints.