Woodoc Gel Stain for wood and porous surfaces
Woodoc Gel Stain is a modern easy-to-use concentrated stain for wood. Spreads easily and evenly when applied. Gel Stain is available in a range of colours in wood and decorative tints and comes in 250ml bottles (enough for approx. 5 square metres for 1 coat).
The advantage of the gels stain is that it does not run on the surface and gives clean lines with masked areas. This makes it both easier (and less messy) to work with and gives better results when masking areas. It is also easy to control the intensity of the colour by applying multiple coats (each coat is dry enough for another coat in about 1 minute).
The stained wood will need to be protected with a Woodoc solvent based or water-borne sealer and can be sealer once completely dry (typically after 1 hour of stain application).
Gel stain is not recommended for exterior use as the colour will fade with time in strong sunshine.
My review ‘ Very good once you get the hang on it’ didn’t upload all photos. Added some more now.
Took me a few attempts on a scrap piece to get it the way I liked. Don’t overwork the gel! It’ll become sticky and eventually like a powder. I actually used it on top of new pine, but had used a wood dye on the pine first. So the end result was a really rich, warm, crimson mahogany effect. Another caution. I used a generic water-based varnish and if I brushes too much, the varnish started to pick up some of the gel pigmentation. So just be careful on first varnish layer application. Once the first layer was on, had no problems.