224494 224494 Varathane

Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Gel Stain

Product Code: 224494

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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.

NOTE: It is not allowed to send this item through air mode. Surface mode is enabled for the same. Thus, shipping will be done through surface.

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

Surface Preparation

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

Brand Varathane
Manufacturer Rust-Oleum
Resin Type Linseed Oil Modified Alkyd
Pigment Type Silica
Solvents Mineral spirits
Weight 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
Shelf Life 3 years
Flash Point 100°F (38°C)
Safety Information For additional information, see MSDS
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