Gel Stain - General Finishes - Nutmeg Zoom

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Gel Stain - General Finishes - Nutmeg

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GF Gel Stain, Nutmeg, 1/2 Pint Item #: 35804
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$9.99

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$9.99
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GF Gel Stain, Nutmeg, Quart Item #: 33255
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$21.99

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$21.99
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GF Gel Stain, Nutmeg, 1/2 Pint Item #: 35804
In Stock
 
Price:
$9.99
Half Pint
Quantity:
Total: $9.99

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GF Gel Stain, Nutmeg, Quart Item #: 33255
In Stock
 
Price:
$21.99
Quart
Quantity:
Total: $21.99

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Overview

The foolproof finishing system! Just wipe on with a clean cloth and you're ensured of professional quality results without brush marks. Stains dry to the touch in minutes. If you want a darker color, apply another coat of stain in only 6 hours. Once you're satisfied with the color, apply General Finishes's satin gel topcoat finish. Special formula repels dust between coats. No sanding needed between coats and no unpleasant smell. 

Note: Coded as a flammable substance by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Can not be shipped by air or through the postal system

How To Apply the Oil Base Gel Stain

Applying the gel stain is a simpler process than traditional stains that require sanding between coats. Before you apply your stain however you should prep your piece to ensure the stain covers correctly.

  1. Clean the surface you plan to stain
  2. Sand the surface. The suggested grit is 120-150 grit, you want to make sure that any existing finish that might be peeling is removed so the stain applies to the actual project surface.
  3. Apply the gel stain liberally with either a cotton cloth, natural bristle brush or a poly foam brush. (Be sure to test a small area of your project to make sure it is the finish you want and that the application method you've chosen is working well for you.)
  4. Wipe off the gel stain going with the grain using a clean dry cotton cloth or high quality paper towels.
  5. Let it dry, between coats give you project a chance to dry. Drying time varies based on the size and nature of your project as well as the environment it's located in. Normally drying time ranges from 6 to 12 hours.
  6. Repeat Steps 3-5 IF you want more coverage or you want a deeper/richer finish.

Suggested Topcoat

Topcoat can be used as a sealer over paints and stains or as a clean finish. If you want to use a top coat the recommended topcoat is Oil Based Arm-R-Seal Urethane Topcoat (sold separately).

Technical Details

  • Use: Interior and Exterior
  • Coating Needs: Normally 1 to 2 (additional coats can deepen the stain color)
  • Dry Time/Re-coat Time: 6 to 12 hours
  • Ideal Drying Conditions: 70° and 70% humidity
  • Cure Time: 14 Days
  • Application Method: Wipe on, foam brush, natural bristle brush or paint pad applicator.
  • Clean-Up: Mineral Spirits
  • Coverage: 200sq ft/qt
  • Recommended Uses: Any wood project or fiberglass doors
  • Brand: General Finishes
  • Dry Time: 6-12 hrs
  • Size: Quart
  • Species: Nutmeg

Product Warnings

SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION: This is a combustible product, dispose of product soaked rags in accordance with local ordinances.

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