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Gel Stain and Top Coat Information and How-To

Our Gel Stain and Topcoat is a one step combination product which is a little bit of stain mixed into a durable topcoat. 

This product is ideal for over all types of surfaces, scratched, uneven, unstable due to chipping as with milk-painted surfaces, melamine, laminate, pre-painted or stained wood surfaces. It’s so versatile!

Greystone – Just as it sounds, also lightly pigmented, this translucent warm grey is reminiscent of stone. Perfect to add a bit of a grey tone with your topcoat. 

Black  – Lightly pigmented Gel Stain and Topcoat is a translucent black  Perfect to add a bit of a black tone while you topcoat.

Double Espresso – This coffee brown Gel Stain and Topcoat is the darkest and heavily pigmented of them all.  For those projects that need more of a cover-up it is easy to achieve a rich and almost opaque finish with 2 coats.

Patina – Our “Clear” Gel Stain and Topcoat  is a very durable finish  that has a transparent amber yellowish tone. 

The Patina is translucent while Black, Greystone and Double Espresso are considered semi-transparent. Multiple coats will create a more opaque finish but the sheen will remain matte. Keep in mind your substrate color will always show through. However, with the exception of Patina, the more coats you apply the more opaque it will become.

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.

How to clean surface : mild soap and water
Can be used over : any surface except wax.
Can it be painted over : after cured

How To Use : use in well ventilated area. Apply thin coat using brush or roller. Wait 4-8 hours before applying second coat, if desired. First coat is translucent, subsequent coats become opaque.
Some of the colors can be a thick gel or a thin consistency. As you stir the product it becomes less gel like and is easy to brush on.

 Quick Facts

  • This product is a Brush On and NOT a wipe on or wipe back product.
  • Use a natural bristle brush or a roller to apply.
  • Dries to the touch in 8 hours and can be re-coated at that time
  • Has a thicker gel like consistency - each color varies.
  • Long open time and Self Leveling.
  • Comes in Quart size only in 4 different colors.
  • 1 Coat looks like a stain. Subsequent coats get more opaque.
  • Satin Finish.


  • Laminate, Lacquered, previously painted or coated surfaces.
  • Damaged or Scratched surfaces
  • Almost a no prep product- just clean and remove any wax or grease. No sanding or de-glossing required to apply this.
  • Extremely durable. Excellent for Flooring and heavy use kitchen table tops etc.
  • Works on Bare Wood surfaces for a beautiful satin finish.


  • Gel Stain is Oil Based
  • Mineral Spirits for clean up
  • Dries to the touch in 8 hours
  • Cures in 5 Days


What is the difference between this and Stain & Finishing Oil?

Our Gel Stain & Topcoat is our most durable finish, as it is a very resinous product. The
Stain & Finishing Oil has less resin, more oils, and soaks into the surface, whereas Gel Stain primarily sits on top. The Gel Stain goes opaque in about 2-3 coats, whereas the Stain & Finishing Oil will remain slightly translucent for 3-4 coats.

What colors does it come in?

Patina (mostly colorless but with a slight ageing effect); Greystone (grey); Double Espresso (a rich dark brown); and Black.

How do I apply it?

You can use a brush or a roller to apply the Gel Stain.

How durable is it?

SO durable! Gel Stain & Topcoat is our most durable finish.

Can I use it on floors?


Is it food safe?

It is not. We caution against using this product on surfaces that come into direct contact with food.

Can I use it over Fusion™ Mineral Paint?

You sure can! You can use it as an additional topcoat – it is perfect for kitchen cabinets since it is so durable!

Can I use Fusion™ Mineral Paint over it?

Once it is cured – after about 5-7 days.

What prep is required?

Even less than you think! Gel Stain will adhere to most clean surfaces without even sanding!

Can Gel Stain be used outdoors?

No. Gel Stain is an interior finish.

Do I need a topcoat over this?

Nope! Gel Stain has a built-in extremely durable topcoat.

Sizes available : 946 mL (31.9 fl. oz.)

Colors Available : Greystone, patina, double espresso, black

Base : oil

Coverage : approx 80 sq ft (7 m2)

Finish/sheen : satin

Uses : heavy-duty top coat requiring very little prep; apply over painted surface for added sheen; seal milk paint or other porous paint


  • Most durable, maintenance free Fusion ™ finish
  • Brush on and let dry
  • No need to strip or sand surface
  • 5 day curing time

Clean up  : wipe up with absorbent rag. Use mineral spirits if necessary

Dry time: 4-8 hours approx

Recoat time : 4-8 hours approx

Cure time : 5 days approx


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