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. We think you will too.

Oil Based Gel Stains

This is the home of the popular Java Gel stain that has been featured across the nation's social media for repurposing & upcycling furniture and cabinets. Gel Stains are heavy-bodied, and so do not penetrate as deeply into the wood as liquid oilbase stains do. Because of this, they are often less affected by the condition of the wood, and can help you get a more even appearance on difficult woods such as aspen or pine.

Oil Based Seal-a-Cell (Clear)

An unusual combination of oils and urethanes, 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.

Oil Based Liquid Wipe-on Penetrating Wood Stains

Oil based Wood Stains are made from the highest quality oils, resins, and pigments to insure your finishing project will be an easy and rewarding experience.

Oil Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner

Pre-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.