Internet #303497959

Model # GF.JQ

0606016102419

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

  • Use on wood surfaces
  • Covers 200 sq. ft. per quart
  • 1 coat(s) recommended for best results
$ 30 31
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Product Overview

  • Use on wood surfaces
  • Covers 200 sq. ft. per quart
  • 1 coat(s) recommended for best results
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

  • Use on wood surfaces
  • Covers 200 sq. ft. per quart
  • 1 coat(s) recommended for best results
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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Ratings (222) (169) (169) (0)
Container Size 1 Quart 1 Quart 1 Quart 1 Quart
Transparency Semi-Transparent Semi-Transparent Semi-Transparent Semi-Transparent
Wood Effects No Additional Effect No Additional Effect No Additional Effect No Additional Effect
Paint/Stain Features No Drip No Drip No Drip No Drip
Number of coats recommended 1 1 1 1
Base Material Oil Based Oil Based Oil Based Oil Based
Coverage Area (sq. ft.) 200 200 200 200
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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Application Method
Brush,Pad,Roller
Base Material
Oil Based
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 Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
Paint/Stain Features
No Drip
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
General Purpose
Product Form
Gel
Returnable
180-Day
Substrate Condition
Bare Wood,Finished Wood,Stained Wood,Unfinished Wood
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Wood
Time before recoating (hours)
24
Transparency
Semi-Transparent
Vertical/Horizontal
Vertical / Horizontal
Wood Effects
No Additional Effect

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
No

Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Application Method
Brush,Pad,Roller
Base Material
Oil Based
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 Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
Paint/Stain Features
No Drip
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
General Purpose
Product Form
Gel
Returnable
180-Day
Substrate Condition
Bare Wood,Finished Wood,Stained Wood,Unfinished Wood
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Wood
Time before recoating (hours)
24
Transparency
Semi-Transparent
Vertical/Horizontal
Vertical / Horizontal
Wood Effects
No Additional Effect

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
It depends on how many coats you give your cabinets and how you apply the gel. I used cheesecloth on kitchen cabinets that were medium oak and it came out a rich chocolate. I used a brush on my cherry vanity and it came out dark almost black which I personally liked both looks.
Answered by: Drpanache
Date published: 2019-09-27

Can you lighten the color of this stain? If so, how?

Can you lighten the color of this stain? If so, how?
Asked by: Facilities
I haven’t tried it. But if you put it on then wipe it off immediately it just gives you a skim coat.
Answered by: HomeDepotCustomer
Date published: 2020-04-15

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: 2019-11-25

I need to get this shipped out asap to start my project during my vacation next week. Do you hav...

I need to get this shipped out asap to start my project during my vacation next week. Do you have any instock? or if not, can we order? How long will it take?
Asked by: bobz
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Bobz, this item has a processing time of two days after the order is placed, then 7 days transit time. Hope this helps. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. -The Home Depot-
Answered by: Angie
Date published: 2020-06-18
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