Using a cheap foam brush start painting the gel stain in the direction of the grain.
Can you gel stain floors.
Sand the surface very lightly with a paper bag or very high grit sandpaper 400 and then wipe off any sanding dust with a damp rag.
Like metal or fiberglass doors.
Let it dry and then lightly sand again.
On the downside gel stain is not available in as many color options as traditional stains.
I like to get a good amount on the brush and then work the stain all over the drawer until its a light thin coat.
Gel stain for laminate floors diy stain laminate floors yes laminate i bought gel stain from home depot for 15 20.
Gel stain works on most surfaces from wooden to metal and even painted surfaces can be gel stained.
You definitely want to work in sections.
So paint a thin coat using long brush strokes to mimic the look of wood grain.
Unlike traditional oil and water based stains gel stain is very easy to apply by wiping it on with a brush versus having to rub it in like most stains.
No prep at all i did a double coat of the stain.
It has a thick consistency and therefore will not drip when being applied to a vertical surface like a furniture piece.
Then brush on a water based polyurethane with a foam brush.
However the gel stain is not intended for application on floors.
I prefer to use a paintbrush to apply it.
How to apply a clear coat to gel stain.
However a clean cloth will work too.
If it looks like a gloopy mess that s perfect.
Working with gel stain is pretty simple.
How to use general finishes gel stain over an existing finish no stripper no sanding to raw wood just a nice new wood finish.
So while you might be able to even the color across multiple surfaces the coating would not survive foot traffic.
Open your can of gel stain.
Apply the gel stain wait about 10 minutes and wipe to remove the extra stain.
Minwax gel stain is great for non porous verticle surfaces.
No sanding required just a good sweep with the swifter.
Since you aren t rubbing it of like traditional stain it will dry how it is painted.
If you wait too long it is harder to wipe off.
I used minwax gel stain in walnut for the floors i applied the stain in staggered areas that way i would not have a straight line going across the boards it blended easier with the other areas.