Model # 266338

Internet #203368607

Store SO SKU #1000110969

Varathane 1-qt. Dark Walnut Gel Stain (Case of 2)
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Varathane Discontinued

1-qt. Dark Walnut Gel Stain (Case of 2)

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Product Overview

Varathane 1-qt. Dark Walnut Gel Stain (Case of 2) is a convenient and easy to use stain that provides deep, rich color to enhance the natural grain of the wood. Thicker consistency prevents drips and runs. No lap marks or grain raise.
  • Ideal for vertical surfaces such as doors and window trim, Varathane gel stain will not drip or run
  • Covers 250 sq. ft.
  • Semi-transparent formula imparts beautiful color while enhancing the wood's natural grain
  • Thicker formula allows this stain to be used on vertical surfaces without dripping or running and it also can be used to create a natural wood look on fiberglass and composite doors
  • Not recommended for floors, decks or siding
  • Dries to touch in 2 hours
  • Cleans up with mineral spirits
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

Model #: 266338
Internet #: 203368607

Varathane 1-qt. Dark Walnut Gel Stain (Case of 2) is a convenient and easy to use stain that provides deep, rich color to enhance the natural grain of the wood. Thicker consistency prevents drips and runs. No lap marks or grain raise.

  • Ideal for vertical surfaces such as doors and window trim, Varathane gel stain will not drip or run
  • Covers 250 sq. ft.
  • Semi-transparent formula imparts beautiful color while enhancing the wood's natural grain
  • Thicker formula allows this stain to be used on vertical surfaces without dripping or running and it also can be used to create a natural wood look on fiberglass and composite doors
  • Not recommended for floors, decks or siding
  • Dries to touch in 2 hours
  • Cleans up with mineral spirits
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 QT-Quart
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
250

Details

Aerosol / NonAerosol
Non-Aerosol
Application Method
Brush,Cloth
Application Method
Brush or Rag
Coating Product Category
Stain
Color Family
Browns / Tans
Color Number
DarkWalnut R/O
Color/Finish
Dark Walnut
Dry to touch (min.)
120.0
HSL Value
22.8:48.1:20.4
Hexadecimal Value
4D2E1B
Interior Paint & Stains Product Type
Nonspray Stain
Interior/Exterior
Exterior,Interior
Mildew Resistant
No
Number of coats recommended
1.0
Paint Tool Product Type
Oil Based
Paint/Stain Base Material
Oil
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
Paint/Stain Key Features
Top coat required
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Interior Wall & Trim
Primer required
No
RGB Value
077:046:027
Returnable
90-Day
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Wood
Time before recoating (hours)
2.0
Transparency
Transparent

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction Guaranteed

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 QT-Quart
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
250

Details

Aerosol / NonAerosol
Non-Aerosol
Application Method
Brush,Cloth
Application Method
Brush or Rag
Coating Product Category
Stain
Color Family
Browns / Tans
Color Number
DarkWalnut R/O
Color/Finish
Dark Walnut
Dry to touch (min.)
120.0
HSL Value
22.8:48.1:20.4
Hexadecimal Value
4D2E1B
Interior Paint & Stains Product Type
Nonspray Stain
Interior/Exterior
Exterior,Interior
Mildew Resistant
No
Number of coats recommended
1.0
Paint Tool Product Type
Oil Based
Paint/Stain Base Material
Oil
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
Paint/Stain Key Features
Top coat required
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Interior Wall & Trim
Primer required
No
RGB Value
077:046:027
Returnable
90-Day
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Wood
Time before recoating (hours)
2.0
Transparency
Transparent

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction Guaranteed

Questions & Answers

can I use this on painted doors?

I have wood doors that have been painted many times. I have been able to strip off most of the paint but it's not a perfectly clean wood surface. Can I use this product to stain the door over some remnants of old existing paint? I've seen different things online mentioned a paint/stain combo approach but I am skeptical.
Asked by: dcorr
Yes, I used this on a storm door that had been painted dark Green and it worked like a charm! Waited for the coats to dry before applying more to obtain the coverage I wanted.
Answered by: Thouseflip
Date published: 2017-08-01

The can says 'Ideal for VERTICAL surfaces'. I would like to stain some stair treads. How would ...

The can says 'Ideal for VERTICAL surfaces'. I would like to stain some stair treads. How would that hold up with foot traffic?
Asked by: IndplsSteve
It would work just fine for stair treads. Always start from the inside out and the top down...you would have to use a small brush to get into the cracks and where the boards meet but then you can wipe it out evenly over the back and stair treads with a lint free cloth which should be fine. I always seal with a top coat and especially on stair treads. just make sure your seal coat is the same base of the stain...oil to oil, water to water...it says in the how to clean up area...if you use mineral spirits, its oil base. if it says use soap and water...its water base. In your case on stairs that take abuse, I would go with a heavy duty top coat. I think they make a Varathane that is 3X or thicker than the usual which might be worth looking into? I haven't used it but I did read about it. Again, check the base. or simply put several coats of top coat on it.
Answered by: SJWallace
Date published: 2018-06-26

Is this the same product that comes in a red can?

I can’t remember where I bought the red can but it’s made by the same company. I love the stuff in the red can and am hoping this is the same product as I need more.
Asked by: KMom23
Not sure what you are asking here?
Answered by: SJWallace
Date published: 2018-06-26

Is gel stain good for sealing as well ?.

Is gel stain good for sealing as well ?.
Asked by: Julian
Thank you for reaching out, Julian! Our Rust-Oleum Varathane Dark Walnut Gel Stain is a thicker stain that is ideal for vertical surfaces such as doors and window trim. Once the stain has dried for a minimum of 24 hours, we recommend sealing the surface using our Varathane Ultimate Water-Based Polyurethane if the application is indoors: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-qt-Clear-Satin-Water-Based-Interior-Polyurethane-2-Pack-200241H/202057137 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2018-01-30
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Customer Reviews

1-qt. Dark Walnut Gel Stain (Case of 2) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This stain is so amazing. I really wish they were not discontinuing it. Nothing compares for doin... This stain is so amazing. I really wish they were not discontinuing it. Nothing compares for doing vertical wood staining. It is so easy to apply and does not run at all. You can apply it with a small brush into the crevices of moldings and then wipe and spread with a lint free cloth which work just perfectly. I usually do seal it with a Vrathane liquid just due to not being able to find a clear to use in the Gel, for durability and to add more sheen if need be. I have used this for years and now its getting very hard to find. I bought this on clearance due to it being discontinued. I bought all that the store had.
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this color! This is a reorder. I used this stain to change my dated honey oak cabinets to a rich, modern walnut. The stain was easy to use once I figured out a faster method to apply 3 coats and a coat of poly to each side of the 60 cabinets and drawers!
Date published: 2016-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The coverage is amazing!! Awesome way to refinish your doors. Worked perfect! The coverage is amazing!! Awesome way to refinish your doors. Worked perfect!
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Completely mess free. Love it! Definitely looking forward to using it again.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This stuff is amazing, no prep just paint over any... This stuff is amazing, no prep just paint over any surface. Makes any surface look like wood. It's actually unbelievable. Must see to believe....
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This stain has a beautiful rich color. A little goes a long way! I gave it 4 stars instead of fiv... This stain has a beautiful rich color. A little goes a long way! I gave it 4 stars instead of five because it isn't as thick as the gel stain that I've used in the tube, but it still has a good consistency. This will definitely be my gel stain of preference. I just wish dark walnut was available in a store near me like the rest of the colors in this brand.
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to use and cleans up nicely. Easier then liquid stain and adheres to wood surface better. Very easy to use and cleans up nicely. Easier then liquid stain and adheres to wood surface better.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this product.... love this product.
Date published: 2017-08-25
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