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Gel Stain & Top Coat

Regular price $54.99 USD
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Our brush on Gel Stain and Topcoat is a one step finish, excellent for surfaces in rough shape to hide imperfections with minimal prep work required. Add colour and protection in one step.

It is NOT a wipe-on, wipe-off, product like our SFO which is a penetrating stain with a topcoat built-in.

Use a natural bristle brush or a roller to apply. Dries to the touch in approximately 4 hours and can be re-coated at that time (always test for tackiness before recoating, if still tacky wait another couple hours and reassess).

This product has a thicker gel-like consistency – each colour varies. When stirred it becomes less viscous. It has a long open time and is a self-leveling product.
One Coat looks like a stain. Subsequent coats become more opaque, except for Patina which will remain transparent as it contains no pigment.
This product dries to a matte finish.

Available in a 1 Quart size, this is great for most medium sized projects. 

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 – Lightly pigmented, this translucent warm grey is reminiscent of stone. 

Black  - Lightly pigmented Gel Stain and Topcoat is a translucent black.

Double Espresso – This coffee brown Gel Stain and Topcoat is the darkest and heavily pigmented.  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 colour will always show through. However, with the exception of Patina, the more coats you apply the more opaque it will become.


Watch this video to see how to apply GSTC over an old finish.

Application Tool  Brush or Staalmeester roller
Location  Interior
Re-coat Time  9 hrs
Top Coat No additional top coat is required.- this is made strong enough for floors and table tops
Clean Up Odourless Solvent - can also be used to thin the coats and create a faster drying/cure time.
Coverage  100-150 sq.ft. 
Finish/Sheen  Satin sheen
Recommended Uses Virtually any surface with minimal prep required
Can Be Applied To Use like a stain over raw or well-sanded wood; apply over painted surface for glaze effect, or added protection; seal milk paint or other porous paint. Not recommended over light colours as it will yellow.
Can Be Painted Over After 10 days curing, with a clean and scuff sand. Test first to ensure adhesion prior to tackling your full project.
How to Prep Apply over any surface or top coat for desired effect except wax
Cure Time  7-10 Days
Maintenance/ Cleaning Gentle cleaners


How To Use : Stir exceptionally well prior to use. Use in well ventilated area. Apply thin coat using brush or roller, do not wipe back. This is a self-levelling top coat. Wait 4-8 hours before applying second coat, if desired. First coat is translucent, subsequent coats become opaque.

Some of the colours 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. 


  • 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 or thinning and quicker drying
  • Dries to the touch in 8 hours
  • Cures in 7-10 Days



  • 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 levelling.
  • 1 Coat looks like a stain. Subsequent coats get more opaque.
  • Satin Finish.


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 colours does it come in?
Patina (mostly colourless 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.

Read all about the most frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.


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