Model # GF.JQ

Internet #303497959

0606016102419

General Finishes

1-qt. Java Oil-Based Interior Wood Gel Stain

$ 30 31

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.JQ
Internet #: 303497959

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
Java
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
Java
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 color does Java produce? Is it just a darker color of what is currently on the wood, or doe...

What color does Java produce? Is it just a darker color of what is currently on the wood, or does it all look dark brown? Most stains come in several shades, but Java seems to be different in that is is just this one product.
Asked by: Nenek
I recently used the Java to take a bathroom vanity from a golden oak to a dark finish to match oil rubbed bonze fixtures. worked great. Your apply the stain so that your wood appears to be painted brown. The longer you let the stain on the wood, the darker the finish will become. I typically wipe off a small area and to check progress and when the finish is darkened to my preference, I wipe the product off with a clean cloth. At comfortable room temperature, my projects are typically ready to wipe off in 15 minutes to a half hour. Be careful that you get the stain wiped off before the it dries. Wipe while it is still wet. if you need to go darker, apply a second coat.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2019-04-16

Could I use this on treads for high traffic (interior) stairs? Also how (what grit) sanding is re...

Could I use this on treads for high traffic (interior) stairs? Also how (what grit) sanding is required before applying this product?
Asked by: Ina
I have used the Gel Stain and clear coat to refinish stair banisters and hand rails. I was concerned about the finish being durable enough to resist the extreme wear and tear on the hand rail sections. the finish is now three years old. looks as good as the day it was applied. I'd recommend several coats of the clear coat.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2019-04-16

can this be used for bamboo fencing?

Asked by: Lucy
Yes, this can be used for bamboo fencing.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2019-05-20

Colors/ shades

What color /shades dies this come in
Asked by: Kb
The shade of this item is java that comes from the brown family.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2019-03-22
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Customer Reviews

1-qt. Java Oil-Based Interior Wood Gel Stain is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 43.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic product. I refinished golden oak stair banister posts and a bathroom vanity. beautiful ... Fantastic product. I refinished golden oak stair banister posts and a bathroom vanity. beautiful results on both. This stain works without having to strip and sand the old finish. The beauty of this product is that sanding and stripping to bare wood is not necessary. I lightly scuffed up the surface with some light sand paper or a scotch-bright pad. This will help the stain work quicker. lots of helpful videos on YouTube if you are not a refinishing expert. I used the Gel Stain, then brushed on General Finishes water base, satin, clear coat product. Beautiful durable results. Rather expensive, but worth every penny.
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this stain. I used it to transform my... I love this stain. I used it to transform my stairwell banisters from a golden oak to a dark chocolate brown. It was so easy to work with and the color is deep and rich. And clean-up was simple too.I am very pleased with the finished project and would use this brand again.
Date published: 2019-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I did a lot of research before deciding which product... I did a lot of research before deciding which product to use. So happy I went with General Finishes Gel. So easy to use and turned out beautiful! They have dozens of informational videos as well on how to use their products! Great job General!
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this stuff but the price always changes I love this general finish java gel. It was so easy to transform my old oak kitchen cabinets to a modern dark stain. My number 1 concern was “would the wood grain still show after 2 or 3 coats?” And the answer is yes!!!!
Date published: 2019-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product was the fifth product we tried. It is so forgiving. The preparation time was so mu... This product was the fifth product we tried. It is so forgiving. The preparation time was so much less than minwax.
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to work with- looks amazing. Covered up the 90’s... Easy to work with- looks amazing. Covered up the 90’s honey/orange oak banister beautifully
Date published: 2019-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, clean-up a breeze. My project turned out... Easy to use, clean-up a breeze. My project turned out beautiful.
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Color and coverage great..! I highly recommend this stain. Color and coverage great..! I highly recommend this stain.
Date published: 2019-04-09
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