Gel Stain & Gel Varnish
Our secret combination of oils, colors and vehicles makes NEW FORMULA Gel Wood Stain & Varnish a welcome development for the amateur and professional wood finisher.
The ‘new formula” makes it possible to “work” with the stain and varnish much longer. Finish all manner of wood surfaces – furniture, floors, even braining and furniture decoration. It dries with a hard, even film that looks and feels like a hand-rubbed multiple coat finish. It has an appearance of depth that is unmatched.
Simply wipe it on, rub lightly and allow it to dry. That’s it! It seals, stains and finishes in one application, and on soft grainy woods with knots, it gives the finish an even appearance impossible to attain with penetrating stains.
Because of its new and different gel structure, you won’t believe the ease with which you can use it. one coat is usually enough, but two coats are even better.
Be sure the wood is clean and smooth. If the wood needs sanding, do it now. you won’t need to sand later. With a soft cloth or brush apply Gel Stain, and then wipe- preferably with the grain. The more stain left on the wood the darker the color.
If a darker finish is desired, repeat this process after 30 to 60 minutes. After two coats you will have a lovely low sheen. (One coat leaves very little sheen, but the wood is filled and protected).
You can use as many Clear coats as you wish, allowing at least 60 minutes between applications. You can also mix colors to obtain your own custom hue. As an example, use a first coat of Cherry and a second coat Walnut. This is called “layering”. Paneling and Floors can be finished using the same basic instructions.
GRAINING has become popular again. Here’s how to do it:
- Brush on a coat of OLD VILLAGE Paint “PEARWOOD” (we make this, too). Allow to dry overnight.
- With a brush or soft cloth apply a coat of Gel Stain in the wood color you want.
- Dry your brush well, and “dry-stroke” the grain into the Gel Stain in one direction only. Come back each time, dry the brush again on newspaper and “dry-stroke” the l Stain again, until you’ve finished the entire piece. Allow to dry overnight.
- Brush on a coat of Clear Gel Varnish or Old Village a Transparent Satin Varnish.