The Barn Door Studio Ltd.
COVERAGE. Approx 120 sq ft -Additional coats will achieve a darker, deep rich colour.
This one-step brush on stain and tough protective coating provides a durable, rich, satin finish – perfect for heavily used interior surfaces. It is ideal for areas that are washed frequently – table tops, bathroom vanities, even floors! This hard-wearing, maintenance-free interior finish enhances the beauty of natural wood while resisting water, food stains, alcohol, grease, and detergents.
Gel Stain is available in 4 colours; Greystone, Double Espresso, Black and Patina (which doubles a protective topcoat)
CLEAN UP AND CURE TIME
PREPARATION. Clean surface of wax or grease. Sanding is NOT required on your clean and dry surface. Adheres well to old finishes. Two coats may be required if the old finish has been worn down to expose a different substrate or the blemishes are severe. If there is an area where there is an old finish as well as any peeling areas you will need to remove (ensure you take precautions if old surface is a lead based coating) the loose peeling substrate until you have a sound surface.
CLEAN UP AND THINNER. Odourless mineral spirits.
SURFACE PREPARATION. Apply to a clean sound surface free of grease, oil, dirt, shellac or dust. Do not apply to a surface that is wet, or on asphalt, shellac, vinyl or linoleum tile.
APPLICATION. Stir thoroughly before applying. Do not shake as you will introduce bubbles. Appears as a coloured gel until stirred. Dries to a satin sheen in the colour of your choosing. (One coat is translucent – subsequent coats can build to a solid color. Test your methods in an inconspicuous area.) Using a brush (or very short nap roller – NOT a foam roller-avoid air bubbles). Dry time is 4 hours at 25°C and 50% relative humidity. Apply a thin coat in a dust free area. Wait 4 hours before recoating if needed. (if subsequent coats are desired or surface feels bumpy give a light sanding and remove dust before recoating. If applying to brand new raw wood, the first coating should be thinned by 20% by using 1 part mineral spirits and 4 parts gel stain. When dry area can be lightly used in 24 hours. Takes approx. 5 days to cure.
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