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Brown Mahogany Gel Stain 1/2 Pint


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...

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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)

• Available in 11 colors

• Multiple coats can be used for even more color combinations

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.

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    Great way to update the look of oak

    I found out about this gel stain on Pinterest. I had to try it because bloggers and pinners raved about the results and how easy it was to use. I couldn't wait to update the look of an oak table that I loved, but didn't match my new espresso kitchen. Being that the gel sits on top rather than soaking into the wood means only a light sanding, steel wool finish and no stripping. The gel goes on evenly as long as you put enough on, then wipe off the excess. On the first coat, I didn't know exactly how much was excess. No problem, I lightly sanded and added 2 more coats (wiping all of each off) to achieve a darker color, applied a finish coat and achieved perfection. With the still wet rags I wiped over my barstool footrails and kitchen cabinets where there were a few nicks and wear marks. Everything looks new and I feel so talented!

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    I used these stains to redo my half bathroom cabinets, all of my kitchen cabinets and the wetbar. Next is my foyer stairway. It's easy to work with, although it is time consuming, but the results are beautiful. If it is your first time, the Java color is more forgiving as it is darker and covers better so your mistakes are less noticeable.

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    Love this color

    Refinishing base boards and hollow core doors and was looking for something other than painting... started in a bathroom ... trim and door.. and OH WOW!!! cheap old hollow-core door is amazing!!! and the trim doesn't look like old nasty pine anymore!!! If you are looking for a inexpensive update try this stuff!!! Ordered more tonight to start doing the rest of the house!!!

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