Old Masters Gel Stain

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Old Masters Gel Stain is a highly pigmented, oil-based stain designed to achieve intense colors on interior and exterior wood, fiberglass, primed metal, and composition surfaces.

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    LW
    01/29/2022
    Larry W.
    United States United States
    • What type of room or project were you working on? Custom built bar stools.

    Old Masters gel stain is great

    Consistency of the product is excellent. Easy to work with leaving a uniform stained surface. I love working with this stain.

    JC Licht Old Masters Gel Stain Review
    EH
    02/16/2021
    Ed H.
    United States United States
    • What type of room or project were you working on? refinishing doors and trim

    Gel stain

    Beautiful color, easy to use, and quick and easy cleanup. Very rich color.

    Old Masters Gel Stain is a highly pigmented, oil-based stain designed to achieve intense colors on interior and exterior wood, fiberglass, primed metal, and composition surfaces. Its thick formula allows easy application and superior color control, necessary to achieve a rich and uniform color on most surfaces in a single application.

    Gel Stain is especially recommended for woods such as pine, birch, maple, poplar, and cherry. Gel Stain is excellent for vertical surfaces.

    Where to Use
    Gel Stain is specifically formulated for use on nonporous surfaces such as fiberglass, primed metal, and composition surfaces and is also suitable for wood applications. Especially recommended for woods such as pine, birch, maple, poplar, and cherry. Excellent for vertical surfaces. For outdoor use when topcoated with a protective exterior clear finish.

    Surface Preparation
    All surfaces must be clean, dry and free from dirt, wax, grease, glue, and other contaminants or penetration and adhesion will be affected. Wood surfaces must be sanded smooth. Remove dust with a tack rag or a lint-free cloth dampened with mineral spirits. Surface defects should be repaired with an appropriate patching material.

    Application
    Stain application varies based on surface material. Please see application instructions below.
    Application on Bare Wood: Apply stain liberally with brush or soft rag and remove excess, wiping in the direction of the grain. For a darker color, re-stain when first coat is dry. For a lighter color, wipe with a rag dampened with paint thinner before stain has dried.
    Application on Fiberglass & Composition Surfaces: Stain one section or panel at a time. Apply a liberal coat of Gel Stain with a firm synthetic brush or lint-free rag and work the stain across and into the grain uniformly, feathering out streaks while the stain is wet. Wipe brush often on a lint-free rag to remove excess stain.
    Application over Painted Surfaces: To create a simulated wood look, apply stain to painted surface with foam or bristle brush or cheesecloth using long, smooth strokes. Realistic woodgrain patterns can be created by using the Old Masters Wood Graining Tool, as illustrated in the Old Masters Wood Graining Booklet.
    Application over Previously Finished Surfaces: Scuff sand surface before application. Remove dust. Apply a liberal coat of Gel Stain with a firm synthetic brush or lint-free rag and work the stain across and into the grain uniformly, feathering out streaks while stain is wet. Wipe brush often on a lint-free rag to remove excess stain.

    If applying stain exteriorly, top coating with an exterior clear finish is strongly recommended.

    Mixing and Tinting
    Custom colors can be achieved by intermixing colors or by adding up to 10 ounces of universal or industrial colorant per gallon. The amount of colorant added may affect its performance and extend dry time. To lighten Gel Stain, mix any proportion with Natural Gel Stain. Stir for uniform consistency. DO NOT THIN.

    Coverage:
    Approximately 1,000 to 1,200 square feet per gallon. If the wood is finely sanded or nonporous, coverage is approximately 800 to 1,600 square feet per gallon. If the surface is porous, coverage is approximately 300 to 500 square feet per gallon. Coverage will vary significantly depending on application method and condition of wood.

    Drying Time
    Approximately 6 to 8 hours depending upon temperature, humidity, air movement, and the amount of stain on the surface. For additional color depth, a second coat of stain can be applied after 8 hours. Ideal drying conditions recommended are 70° to 75°F and 35 to 50% humidity.
    ** Due to the nature and depth of color for the stain color Carbon Black, the minimum dry time is 24 hours. Dry time may also be extended due to excess stain application or lack of stain penetration.

    Cleanup
    Using a cleaning solvent, such as paint thinner or mineral spirits, is recommended for cleanup. The use of paint thinners or mineral spirits may violate VOC compliancy in your area. Check with your local government agencies to ensure proper compliancy.

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