Varathane Premium Gel Stain is designed for application on vertical surfaces such as doors and window trim. Varathane Premium Gel Stain has excellent coverage, does not drip or run, and causes no lap marks or grain raise. Varathane Premium Gel Stain can also be used to create a natural wood look to fiberglass and composite doors
This product is ideal for use on interior surfaces such as furniture, doors and veneer. Varathane Premium Outdoor Polyurethane should be used on exterior surfaces such as outdoor furniture and doors. Gel Stain is not recommended for use on floors, decks or siding.
Features of premium Gel Stain
Ideal for vertical surfaces
Thicker consistency to prevent drips
No lap marks of grain rais
How to Apply Varathane Premium Gel Stain
Wood Surfaces - Remove any existing coatings using sandpaper or stripper. Prepare bare wood for staining by sanding in the direction of the grain. Begin with 120 grit sandpaper and progress through 150, 180 and 220 grits. Remove all sanding dust with a vacuum or clean rag dampened with mineral spirits. Soft woods such as pine, fir and maple require a wood conditioner. Use Varathane Premium Wood Conditioner before staining.
Use adequate ventilation at all times. Stir thoroughly before use. Apply when temperatures are between 50- 90°F (10-38°C) and the relative humidity less than 85%. Apply Varathane Premium Gel Stain liberally to the surface using a brush or lint-free cloth. First apply stain going against the grain to fill in pores. Then work with the grain to even out color. Let stand for 2-5 minutes and wipe off excess with a clean soft cloth, using light and even pressure. Remove excess stain in the direction of the wood grain. If stain is too dark, remove gently with a cloth dampened with mineral spirits. If stain is too light, apply additional coats.
Properties of Varathane Premium Gel Stain
Linseed Oil Modified Alkyd
236 ml and 946 ml
Volatile Organic Compounds
507-526 g/l (4.2-4.4 lbs./gal.)
Recommended Dry Film Thickness (DFT) Per Coat
Wet Film to Achieve DFT (unthinned material)
Dry Times at 70-80°F (21-27°C) and 50% RH
1 hour to Touch 2 hours to Re-coat 8 hours to Topcoat