Use tarps plastic or cardboard to cover any flooring or carpet.
Gel stain floor.
Gel stain works on most surfaces from wooden to metal and even painted surfaces can be gel stained.
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Stain conditioned or gel stained floors can look odd and artificial because the color hovers over the wood rather than embedding itself in the grain.
Gel stain is a go to choice for diyers because it delivers very uniform cover.
Apply in the same direction as the grain of the wood.
With the oak cabinets the grain was very evident post staining.
Gel stain will not require you to sand the product to a raw wood finish.
Refinished with general finishes pro floor stain pro image.
Rebecca i lightly hand sanded the floor and cleaned before applying the gel stain.
Gel stains are very thick and provide a striking color when cured.
Staining with the gel stains over existing finishes 4 different ways 1.
Brush pad or roller on the gel stain but do not forget to wipe clean before the product dries.
A top coat is required and we recommend hardwood reflections top coat.
General finishes is the first company to manufacture a complete water based flooring finishing system for the residential commercial and sports floor industry.
Carpet may discolor if cleaned with mineral spirits.
The main drawback of gel stain is the fact that it can end up looking uneven on projects with lots of deep crevices and corners where it s tough to get coverage in a single swipe.
While gel stain does go on thick and sit on the surface of the wood i found that you can still see and feel the natural wood grain beneath unlike paint.
Sheaves floors llc installed these red oak stair treads at the massanutten resort.
The gel stain is thick like pudding not a liquid.
Maybe i m behind the 8 ball in just learning this but i m completely stoked.
If stain dries it will be very hard to clean off any surface clothes or carpet.
If you have shiny floors it may take more than hand sanding.
The thick pudding like product sits atop the surface and won t drip.
Unlike traditional oil and water based stains gel stain is very easy to apply by wiping it on.
Yes i did waste much precious time completely sanding my bathroom floor down but my next big flooring project is my kitchen.
After a little more research i discovered that gel stain can be used to stain floors and it can be done with minimal sanding.