Jiving with Java Gel Stain
Show us what you have done with Java Gel Stain. This stain that has the most "finishing feel" of all - Woodworkers love the lustrous finish that results from rubbing on 2nd and 3rd coats. Gel Stains are formulated with a combination of pigments, oils, & urethanes to produce a durable and beautiful "hand-rubbed" finish. Gel Stains are heavy-bodied, and do not penetrate as deeply into the wood as liquid oilbase stains do. Available in stores in the US & UK, including Rockler & Woodcraft.
General Finishes Java Gel Stain worked wonders when I refinished the cabinets in my little bathroom. 3 coats of the stain turned out beautifully. The first coat of a satin poly varnish though ended up WAY too glossy. Used Rustoleum's Soft Touch Matte poly to tone it down, and I'm loving it!