Model # GF.AQ

Internet #303497957

0606016102518

General Finishes

1-qt. Antique Walnut Oil-Based Interior Wood Gel Stain

$ 27 81

Overview

Home of the popular Java Gel stain that has been featured across the nation's social media for upcycling furniture and cabinets. Gel Stains are heavy-bodied and do not penetrate as deeply into the wood as liquid oil-based stains do, providing the deepest, richest colors of any oil based stain available. Gel Stains are finely ground pigments oil in urethane. They wipe on and produce beautiful hand rubbed finishes. Gels are a thicker consistency than liquid oil base stains, so no drips, runs or spills.
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Product Overview

Home of the popular Java Gel stain that has been featured across the nation's social media for upcycling furniture and cabinets. Gel Stains are heavy-bodied and do not penetrate as deeply into the wood as liquid oil-based stains do, providing the deepest, richest colors of any oil based stain available. Gel Stains are finely ground pigments oil in urethane. They wipe on and produce beautiful hand rubbed finishes. Gels are a thicker consistency than liquid oil base stains, so no drips, runs or spills.
  • A topcoat is required
  • Recommended topcoats include arm-r-seal (GF.ASQT) and gel stain topcoat (GF.SQ)
  • Gel stains can be mixed together with other gel stains to make more stain options
  • Can be used on raw wood or over an existing finish
  • Ideal drying conditions are 70F and 70% humidity
  • Dry-time to touch is 8 hours
  • Dry-time to re-coat with stain is 24 hours
  • Dry-time to re-coat with stain when using the wipe-off method is 24-48 hours
  • Dry-time to apply an oil-based topcoat is 24-48 hours
  • Dry-time to apply water-based topcoats is at least 72 hours
  • Dry-time before light use is 7-10 days
  • Each dry-time may be longer if used over existing finishes
  • Cure time is 30 days
  • Viscosity is very thick
  • Gel stain will not amber
  • Gel stain can be applied by apply on/wipe off method, painting the stain on or dry brushing
  • Gel stain cannot be sprayed
  • Not recommended mixing this product with products from other brands
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

Model #: GF.AQ
Internet #: 303497957

Home of the popular Java Gel stain that has been featured across the nation's social media for upcycling furniture and cabinets. Gel Stains are heavy-bodied and do not penetrate as deeply into the wood as liquid oil-based stains do, providing the deepest, richest colors of any oil based stain available. Gel Stains are finely ground pigments oil in urethane. They wipe on and produce beautiful hand rubbed finishes. Gels are a thicker consistency than liquid oil base stains, so no drips, runs or spills.

  • A topcoat is required
  • Recommended topcoats include arm-r-seal (GF.ASQT) and gel stain topcoat (GF.SQ)
  • Gel stains can be mixed together with other gel stains to make more stain options
  • Can be used on raw wood or over an existing finish
  • Ideal drying conditions are 70F and 70% humidity
  • Dry-time to touch is 8 hours
  • Dry-time to re-coat with stain is 24 hours
  • Dry-time to re-coat with stain when using the wipe-off method is 24-48 hours
  • Dry-time to apply an oil-based topcoat is 24-48 hours
  • Dry-time to apply water-based topcoats is at least 72 hours
  • Dry-time before light use is 7-10 days
  • Each dry-time may be longer if used over existing finishes
  • Cure time is 30 days
  • Viscosity is very thick
  • Gel stain will not amber
  • Gel stain can be applied by apply on/wipe off method, painting the stain on or dry brushing
  • Gel stain cannot be sprayed
  • Not recommended mixing this product with products from other brands
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 QT-Quart
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
200

Details

Application Method
Brush,Pad,Roller
Color Family
Brown
Color/Finish
Antique Walnut
Dry to touch (min.)
480
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Number of coats recommended
1
Number per Package
1
Paint/Stain Base Material
Oil
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
Paint/Stain Key Features
No additional features
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
General Purpose
Returnable
90-Day
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Wood
Time before recoating (hours)
24
Transparency
Semi-Transparent

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
No

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 QT-Quart
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
200

Details

Application Method
Brush,Pad,Roller
Color Family
Brown
Color/Finish
Antique Walnut
Dry to touch (min.)
480
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Number of coats recommended
1
Number per Package
1
Paint/Stain Base Material
Oil
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
Paint/Stain Key Features
No additional features
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
General Purpose
Returnable
90-Day
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Wood
Time before recoating (hours)
24
Transparency
Semi-Transparent

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
No

Questions & Answers

what colors does it come in

what colors does it come in
Asked by: ladysue
Several colors. Check their website, but don't expect good if any customer service.
Answered by: CharlieStevenson
Date published: 2018-12-27
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Customer Reviews

1-qt. Antique Walnut Oil-Based Interior Wood Gel Stain is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use...beautiful finish. It was a very inexpensive upgrade to my bathroom. Easy to use...beautiful finish. It was a very inexpensive upgrade to my bathroom.
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow this stuff worked great to refinish our banisters!! So... Wow this stuff worked great to refinish our banisters!! So impressed with the result!
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I used this product to change my stairway banisters from honey oak to a darker finish by choosing... I used this product to change my stairway banisters from honey oak to a darker finish by choosing the Antique Walnut Gel Stain. I was very pleased with the finished product - following all directions and tips, it looks lovely. I tried this on my kitchen cabinets but was not as happy because too much of the honey oak shows through and I did not like the look, but that is a personal preference, not a fault of the product.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to use. The General Finishes website has excellent... Very easy to use. The General Finishes website has excellent “how to” videos. Definitely recommend this product!
Date published: 2018-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use product and color was what I expected. Delivery was fast. Easy to use product and color was what I expected. Delivery was fast.
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked as intended and expected. ... Worked as intended and expected.
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the one we will be going with. ... This is the one we will be going with. The java was TOO dark. This has a nice, natural finish if you spread it evenly and only do 2 coats. 3 Coats and it looks like brown paint, not good. Then accent the recesses with Java for a two tone look. Good quality stuff.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Love it!
Date published: 2018-08-14
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