Product Information: These oil-based Gel Topcoats and Stains are quite possibly the easiest of all finishes to use and achieve a "hand-rubbed" look without all the work. Oil based penetrating finish
Darkens/ambers with time!!! NOT ideal over "white" colored paints.
General Finishes issued a press release stating that their Top Coats were not recommended on white paint due to the unsatisfactory degree of yellowing. Any polycrylic will also turn amber over time. If looking for a top coat to go over Annie Sloan CHALK PAINT- consider Annie Sloan's waxes. Once cured, Annie Sloan’s Wax is incredibly durable. It’s also sustainable in that it can be touched up without repainting the entire piece.
Application is easy with a foam brush or lint free cloth. The heavy bodied gel formulation permits the product to flow out evenly (no drips or runs) preventing uneven penetration for consistent color control. Combined with no sanding (your choice to sand or not) between coats and a quick “re-coat” time, you’ll be finished sooner with less effort and better results than ever before.
This is the stain that has the most "finishing feel" of all General Finishes' products
Woodworkers love the lustrous finish that shows up
Heavy-bodied, and so does not penetrate as deeply into the wood as liquid oil-base stains do
Can help you get a more even appearance on difficult woods such as aspen or pine
Easy-to-use stains simply wipe on with a cloth or applied with a foam brush (no spills or splashes)
Need help refinishing old cabinets or cabinets that are in perfectly good condition? Tired of that golden oak color
and would like a more modern, up to date look? General Finishes Gel Stains open up a world of easy-to-attain
possibilities for revitalizing wood furniture, redecorating your home by changing the color of wood cabinets,
furniture and floors, and achieving an excellent first-time finish. These oil-based products are super easy to
use and produce a ‘hand-rubbed’ look with little effort. Just apply with a foam brush or lint-free cloth
and wipe off – heavy-bodies gel offers even flow and consistent color control. Recoat time is quick, and
sanding between coats is your choice. Use the gel topcoat for extra durability and protection.
Many homes built in the 1980’s used stock golden oak cabinets in the kitchen and the bathroom.
These cabinets were made with excellent quality construction and have proved very durable over
the years in your home. A couple decades have passed and you would like to bring your kitchen
or bathroom up to date with a different color combination for your cabinets or furniture.
General Finishes Gel Stain is the simple answer – and extremely affordable too!