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GF Stains are made from the highest quality oils, resins, and pigments to insure your finishing project will be an easy and rewarding experience. As a testimony to the stains' overall excellence, several woodworking magazines have awarded GF Stains their highest recommendations in national competitions. They have been foolproof for over 40 years! The stain colors are current, exciting and offer you a wide range of choices: White Mist, Honey, Honey Maple, Maple, Light Oak, Pecan, Salem, Danish Teak, Candlelight, Warm Cherry, Antique Cherry, American Walnut, Mahogany, and Spiced Walnut.
The digitized colors shown below are for reference purposes only. Please test your stain on a hidden area of the wood to verify your color choice.
This is the stain that has the most "finishing feel" of all our products. Woodworkers love the lustrous finish that shows up when rubbing out the 2nd and 3rd coats. Gel Stains are formulated with a combination of pigments, oils, and urethanes to produce a durable and beautiful "hand-rubbed" finish. Gel Stains are heavy-bodied, and so do not penetrate as deeply into the wood as liquid oilbase stains do. Because of this, they are often less affected by the condition of the wood, and can help you get a more even appearance on difficult woods such as aspen or pine. These easy-to-use stains simply wipe on with a cloth or applied with a foam brush (no spills or splashes). Gel Stains are available in: Golden Pine, New Pine, Prairie Wheat, Colonial Maple, American Oak, Candlelite, Nutmeg, Antique Walnut, Brown Mahogany, Georgian Cherry, and Java.
Gel Topcoat may be used to top coat any stain. Although Gel Stains contain urethane, Gel Topcoat has a higher content of urethane and may be used to top coat Gel Stains for more protection.
Gel Topcoat is available in satin. For semi-gloss or gloss sheens, use Arm-R-Seal Topcoat.
Arm-R-Seal topcoats are made with only the highest quality urethane resin, making them extremely durable and long lasting. They are formulated to be wiped on with a cloth or applied with a foam brush, thus eliminating drips and sags. They penetrate to provide deep down protection and that " natural" look.
Arm-R-Seal is available in Satin, Semi-Gloss, and Gloss.
An unusual combination of oils and urethanes, Seal-A-Cell Clear for decades has served craftsman as the best way to get the that "natural" look on beautiful woods that aren't to be stained. The oils penetrate deep within the wood to highlight the warm natural look and the urethane insures a deep hardness. Follow with multiple coats of Arm-R-Seal topcoat. Seal-A-Cell can be wiped on or applied with a foam brush.
Danish oil is unique because its high linseed oil content and its colorant (gilsonite) allow it to penetrate and color unlike pigmented stains. Gilsonite is a mined ore, which comes only in a black walnut color. It is different from pigments, which come from earth clays. Danish oil's best use is on oak where the walnut colors are carried deep into the grain and produce a look that pigments cannot match. The linseed oil in Danish oil dries to a durable finish and can be used as a one-can finish; more coats help build durability. However, for more protection, Danish oil can be top coated with Prelude or any other high quality oil based urethane finish. These pure urethanes penetrate and preserve the natural look as well producing a much harder finish. Danish Oil is available in the following colors: Natural, Oak, Light, Medium, and Dark.
General Finishes Outdoor Oil is an exterior-rated penetrating linseed oil. It contains UV stabilizers, mildew prohibitors, and twice the oil contained in competing brands. We highly recommend GF Outdoor Oil for all outdoor wood projects, particularly wood furniture. It can be used by itself, over any stain, and on pressure treated wood.
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Note: When using oil based finishes, take careful precautions when disposing of waste products. Rags, steel wool or other waste soaked with these products may spontaneously catch fire if improperly discarded. Immediately after use, place rags, steel wool or waste in sealed, water filled, metal container. Dispose of in accordance with local fire regulations.