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Overview

Model # Y60498 Store SKU # 1000844900

Varathane Premium Gel Stains are formulated with a unique base for deeper penetration and premium pigments for clearer colour. This results in a deeper, richer and more natural colour on your wood projects. From floors to furniture, Varathane Premium Gel Stains are formulated not just to stain your wood but to reveal its true beauty. This rich, thick formula provides twice the coverage of traditional oil-based stains and prevents drips,while beautifully enhancing the wood grain and patina. This product is ideal for use on all interior projects including: furniture, cabinets, doors and trim, floors and paneling. Perfect for vertical surfaces. Will not drip, run, or sag.

  1. Formulated with a unique base for deeper penetration and premium pigments for clearer colour
  1. Provides twice the coverage of traditional oil-based stains and prevents drips
  1. This product is ideal for use on all interior projects including: furniture, cabinets, doors and trim, floors and paneling
  1. Perfect for vertical surfaces
  1. Will not drip, run, or sag
  1. No lap marks of grain raise
  1. Indoor use only
  1. For long-term protection and durability, top with a Varathane Clear Finish.

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
6.1
Assembled Height (in inches)
3.54
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
4
Assembled Width (in inches)
6.1
Packaged Depth (in inches)
2.875
Packaged Height (in inches)
3
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
0.85
Packaged Width (in inches)
2.875

Details

Base Material
Oil-Based
Can Size (L)
0.236
Colour Family
Dark Brown
Country of Origin
US-United States
Coverage Area (Sq. Ft.)
250
Low VOC
No
Process Step
Staining
Sheen
Natural Stain
Special Features
No Drip
Stain & Sealer in One
No
Transparency
Semi-Transparent

Warranty / Certifications

Warranty limited to the replacement of product only or refund of product purchase price. Proof of purchase required. For any inquiries call 1-800-363-0667 or visit our website at www.rustoleum.ca
Premium Gel Wood Stain in Dark Walnut, 236 mLVarathane Gel Premium Gel Wood Stain in Dark Walnut, 236 mLVarathane Premium Gel Stains are formulated with a unique base for deeper penetration and premium pigments for clearer colour. This results in a deeper, richer and more natural colour on your wood projects. From floors to furniture, Varathane Premium Gel Stains are formulated not just to stain your wood but to reveal its true beauty. This rich, thick formula provides twice the coverage of traditional oil-based stains and prevents drips,while beautifully enhancing the wood grain and patina. This product is ideal for use on all interior projects including: furniture, cabinets, doors and trim, floors and paneling. Perfect for vertical surfaces. Will not drip, run, or sag.
Varathane Gel
1000844900
Premium Gel Wood Stain in Dark Walnut, 236 mL is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 72.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible I previously used General Finishes Java Gel on a project with great results. I thought I would try a gel stain again for my current project and saw the Varathane product in HD. It is simply just horrible. It just sits on top of the wood. Literally. When I tried working it over the wood it left me with a scratchy effect where you can see hair like wisps of the wood underneath that aren't coloured at all. Where it does color, it is completely opaque like a paint, and you can't see any of the wood grain underneath. The General Finishes gel stains are thinner, and allow you to fully work it onto (technically not into) the wood and it gives a nice even color where you can still see some of the wood grain.
Date published: 2019-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks 100 times better Good product, easy to apply. We had 1980's water damaged stairs. Painted the risers and stained the treads with a little sanding. Stain covered the water damage great. 3 coats of verathane and the stairs look great
Date published: 2021-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous brown/black! Quick and easy to use The colour is a gorgeous brown/black. The product itself is extremely quick and easy to use. I applied a coat of the colour “weathered grey”gel stain first, on a solid wood tablet that I saved from going to the dump. I let that dry for a couple of days, then I applied a coat of the espresso gel stain over top. I used a variety of bristle brushes, from the dollar store, that I ran through the espresso gel stain, to create a wood grain effect, and reveal some of the weathered grey. The finished product was stunning! It took a couple of weeks before the table was completely cured and ready to be used. I did not apply a clear top coat as I didn’t think it was necessary.
Date published: 2024-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use for a beginner. I used this gel stain for my first project restoring a furniture. It was easy to apply and didn't need to worry about dripping or the amount I use.
Date published: 2019-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend Love this product. Rich finish. You control how much colour and depth. Easy to use
Date published: 2021-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, deep colour Great stain! Beautiful colour! Love the gel for great coverage!
Date published: 2021-07-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for me. I bought this to stain a wooden top to a sideboard cabinet. It was easy to use and I love that there is no dripping. However, the smell is awful. I hope it dissipates, or I will not be able to keep this piece of furniture.
Date published: 2023-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did the job! This gel stain worked very well on an antique bedroom set. For a tiny can it went a long well - I still have stain leftover. It went on very easy and covered well, and being a gel there was no dripping.
Date published: 2021-05-27
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Im staining my kitchen cupboards darker. Before i stain them can I just apply the gel or do I have to sand everything down. I wasnt sure as the cupboards have a veneer finish.

Asked by: Mactavish
Hi Mactavish, Our Premium Gel Stain can be applied to both bare wood and a previously veneered/painted surface. We recommend a good clean of the cupboards prior to application for maximum adhesion. Most importantly, we recommend testing the stain on a small area first.
Answered by: Rust-Oleum Answers
Date published: 2021-06-05

Can this be sprayed on? Using a paint sprayer.  Want to freshen up a stained vaulted beam Ceiling.  Impossible to use a brush roller or wipe on with a rag 

Asked by: Kerry needs help
Hi Kerry needs help, Unfortunately, we do not recommend using a paint sprayer with this product. Apply our Premium Gel Wood Stain using a good quality, natural bristle brush, applicator or clean lint-free cloth. If you would like to still use a sprayer, you will need to test this on your own. However, if something were to go wrong, we would not be able to stand behind the product.
Answered by: Rust-Oleum Answers
Date published: 2022-08-23

Can this be used to stain/paint laminate flooring?

Asked by: Emzarie
Hi Emzarie, Our Premium Gel Stain can be applied to stain/painted laminate floors. However, we still recommend testing in an inconspicuous area first.
Answered by: Rust-Oleum Answers
Date published: 2023-10-28
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