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1 qt. American Walnut Semi-Transparent Gel Interior Wood Stain (Case of 2)

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  • Thick gel stain for use on vertical surfaces to apply rich color
  • Sticks to wood, metal and fiberglass to prevent drips or runs
  • Easy to use stain covers up to 200 sq. ft. per quart
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About This Product

Varathane 1 qt. American Walnut Wood Interior Gel Stain is a convenient and easy to use stain that provides deep, rich color to enhance the natural grain of the wood. Rich, thick stain formula provides twice the coverage of traditional oil-based stains. Thicker consistency prevents drips and runs.

Highlights

  • Gel stain designed to enhance natural grain of wood surfaces, works especially well for doors, molding, windows, trim, paneling and other vertical surfaces
  • Covers up to 200 sq. ft., most surfaces require only 1 coat
  • Semi-transparent formula provides a natural color that allows wood grain to come through
  • Easy to use gel formula provides ultimate control during vertical application
  • Not leave lap marks or grain raise on surfaces
  • Use to create a natural wood look on metal, fiberglass and composite doors
  • Cleans up with mineral spirits
  • Works on interior or exterior surfaces, protect with appropriate polyurethane following use
  • Allow 8-hours before applying oil-based poly and 24-hours before water based poly
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Product Information

Internet # 324193913

Model # 386625

Store SKU # 1009209533

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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size

1 Quart

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)

200 sq ft

Details

Application

Specialty Finish/Small Project

Application Method

Brush, Wipe On

Base Material

Oil Based

Color Family

Brown

Color/Finish

American Walnut

Dry to Touch (min.)

120 min

Interior/Exterior

Interior

Number of coats recommended

1

Number per Package

2

Paint/Stain Clean Up

Mineral Spirits

Paint/Stain Features

No additional features

Product Form

Liquid

Returnable

90-Day

Substrate Condition

Bare Wood, Finished Wood, Old/Reclaimed Wood, Stained Wood, Unfinished Wood

Surface Material Use

Wood

Time before recoating (hours)

2

Transparency

Semi-Transparent

Vertical/Horizontal

Vertical / Horizontal

Wood Effects

No Additional Effect

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

24Questions
caret
Q:We used this product on a water based painted metal door. It is not drying. Any suggestions?
by|Nov 11, 2023
1 Answer
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A:  We're happy to clear things up, Pamela. Rust-Oleum Varathane Gel Stain can be applied directly to metal surfaces. We recommend applying a liberal amount to the surface, applying too much product can extend drying times. Other factors like high temperature/humidity or a not properly cleaned surface can also hinder the product from drying. -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

by|Nov 13, 2023
    caret
    Q:Can you apply with a spray gun?
    by|Aug 27, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  Thank you for reaching out, Lynda. Due to the fast drying properties of Rust-Oleum Varathane Gel Wood Stain, we do not recommend applying with a sprayer. Instead, we would recommend applying using a brush or lint free cloth. -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

    by|Aug 28, 2023
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      Q:Do I have to strip the old stain off my cabinets before applying this? Can I apply it over the top of my bathroom cabinets. My cabinets are stained. Not painted. Kim
      by|Jul 17, 2023
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Hi Kimberly, thank you for reaching out! When applying to wood, all existing stains and finishes must be removed prior to applying our Varathane Gel Stain. Alternately, you can use our Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit to refinish your cabinets, without the need for stripping or sanding: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Transformations-1-qt-Deep-Color-Cabinet-Kit-380390/320699159 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

      by|Jan 4, 2024
        2 found this answer helpful
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        Q:Is there espresso color? I did not see it between the color options
        by|Jun 22, 2023
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  We appreciate your interest, however at this time Rust-Oleum Varathane Gel Stain is not offered in Espresso. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

        by|Jun 22, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.6 out of 5

          • 4.6 out of 32 reviews
          • 67% recommend this product
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          Varathane, Gel Stain
          Gel Stain product by Varathane was a excellent choice for the fiberglass door and wood trim along side lites. I’ll be honest I was looking for a minwax product but all in area were sold out an out of stock in desired colors. Decided applying two coats of Gel Stain, Varathane . Pleased with product, will use again soon.
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          Briarsmoke gel stain - color doesn’t match can
          I purchased the briarsmoke gel stain to use on my oak basement stairs. After lightly sanding, I applied the first coat. The stair just looked dirty. The color is very gray and has no brown undertones in it (as depicted on the can). I then tried a few stairs with Kona over top and have decided to just sand the whole staircase down to bare wood. The color on the can doesn’t match the actual color at all which is very disappointing. After thoroughly mixing, the stain is thick and lumpy.
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          Response from Rust-OleumSupportJul 18, 2022
          Oh no, not something we like to hear, Ashley. Before using Varathane Semi-Transparent Wood Gel Stain, be sure to stir thoroughly to ensure and settled pigment (color) is well mixed in the can. Stain color can vary depending on the type of wood being stained, this is why the label indicates to be sure to test the stain to verify the desired color. Give us a call at 800-901-0411, so we can hear more about your application and work to make things right.
          - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6 Rustoleum
            1 found this review helpful
            I have been trying to get this stain for awhile now and so happy I finally got it. Love the color I have been a favorite of gray since 1988 now others are going with gray and it is getting hard to find it easily. Love it thank you Home Depot
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            Easy to apply and looks great!...
            Easy to apply and looks great!
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            It is an art but not to tough to handle...
            It is an art but not to tough to handle and you can always sand down the applied layer and start over.
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