Gel Stain

Olympic Gel Stain is ideal for use on unfinished interior or exterior wood surfaces. This rich, thick gel stain applies with ease, without drips making it perfect for staining vertical surfaces.  This gel stain may also be used on composite*, fiberglass and primed steel doors. This gel stain is not recommended for use on decking.

  • Slow flowing gel stain formulated for staining interior or exterior vertical surfaces
  • Ultra-smooth application makes this gel stain ideal for staining bare and stripped wood
  • Available in 3 curated ready mix gel stain colors
  • Ultra-fine pigments deliver rich, even stain color when using this gel stain
  • Gel stain formula is thick and less likely to spatter or run down a vertical surface making it ideal for doors and cabinets
  • This gel stain can be applied to bare or stripped wood, metal, fiberglass and composite wood surfaces
  • Protect this gel stain after applying with an appropriate Olympic interior clear coat wood stain
*Staining composite may void the manufacturer's warranty
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Product Features


Approximately 200 sq. feet per quart depending on application and wood porosity

Area Preparation

Surface must be clean and dry. Remove all dust, dirt, grease, oils, wax, and any other surface contaminants. Previous coatings must be completely removed. Prepare bare wood for staining by sanding in the direction of the grain with sandpaper until smooth. Use a tack cloth or vacuum cleaner to remove any dust prior to staining. Air, product, and surface temperatures between 50°F (10°C) and 90°F (32°C).

Application Details

Provide adequate ventilation. Different species of wood absorb stain differently. Test color on a hidden section or scrap wood before staining a large area for determination of final color and appearance. Stir well before and during use. DO NOT THIN. When using more than one container of the same color, intermix to ensure color uniformity. For wood or textured surfaces, wipe stain on with a soft, lint-free cloth or brush on with a high-quality, natural bristle brush, then gently rub into the grain. Wipe off excess stain with a soft, lint-free cloth. For metal or other surfaces, a graining tool can be used. For increased depth of color, repeat stain application after 2 hours. Protect with the appropriate water-based or solvent-based, clear topcoat after stain has dried thoroughly, 8 hours minimum.

Drying Time

Requires 2 hours of dry time before adding another coat, 8 hours of dry time before adding a top coat

Product Warning

Please refer to the product label, Technical Data Sheet (TDS) and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for detailed safety and application instructions. 

If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust or fumes. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST OR FUMES CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a properly fitted NIOSH-approved respirator and prevent skin contact to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the USEPA National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to

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610501 Stain - Custom Color Quart/946 mL (04)
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