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. Ideal for difficult to-stain woods such as pine, poplar, maple, plywood and veneers, as well as nonporous surfaces including metal, composition (Masonite), interior and exterior fiberglass doors and plastic moldings. Gel Stain comes in 24 factory-mixed colors and can also be intermixed or tinted to achieve custom colors.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: Stir thoroughly before and during application for even distribution of color. Stain application varies based on surface material. Always test stain in an inconspicuous area.
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.DRY 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 mCLEAN UP: Using a cleaning solvent, such as paint thinner or mineral spirits, is recommended for clean up. 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.RECOMMENDED FINISH COAT: We recommend Old Masters clear finishes. However, this stain can be topcaoted with most clears. If a lacquer topcoat is desired, test for compatibility before using. For exterior use, we suggest Old Masters Ascend Exterior Water-Based Clear Finish or Old Masters Spar-Marine Varnish. When applying water-based finishes, allow the stain to dry completely, then wait an additional 24 hours before topcoating.
- Application on Bare Wood (used as a stain): 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, topcoating with an exterior clear finish is strongly recommended.
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