Oil Based Wood Stains & Sealers

Oil Based Wood Stains & Sealers

Our oil based finishes have been foolproof for over 60 years. As a testimony to General Finishes Wood Stains’ overall excellence, several woodworking magazines have awarded GF Stains their highest recommendations in national competitions.

Oil Based Gel Stains

General Finishes Oil Based Gel Stain in JavaHome of the popular Java Gel stain that has been featured across the nation’s social media for upcycling furniture and cabinets. Gel Stains are heavy-bodied and do not penetrate as deeply into the wood as liquid oil-based stains do, providing the deepest, richest colors of any oil based stain available.



Oil Based Liquid Wipe-On Penetrating Wood Stains

General Finishes Oil Based Liquid Wood Stain in American WalnutOil Based Wood Stains are made from the highest quality oils, resins, and pigments to ensure your finishing project will be an easy and rewarding experience.



Oil Based Seal-a-Cell (Clear)

General Finishes Seal-a-Cell Oil Based Urethane in ClearAn unusual combination of oils, urethanes and waxes, Seal-A-Cell Clear for decades has served craftsman as the best way to get that “natural” look on beautiful woods that aren’t to be stained. The oils penetrate deep within the wood to highlight the warm natural look and the urethane ensures a deep hardness. Follow with multiple coats of Arm-R-Seal topcoat.

Oil Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner

General Finishes Oil Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner in NaturalPre-Stain Wood Conditioner is specifically designed for use before staining new or bare soft and porous wood surfaces such as with Aspen or Pine.

It penetrates the grain of the wood to promote uniform acceptance of stain, and helps prevent streaking and blotching to help ensure a beautiful, even stain.