|Forum topic by Cheyenne||posted 08-03-2010 01:49 AM||4782 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-03-2010 01:49 AM
Hello All! I’m having a major problem with General Finishes Gel Stain (Java) and General Finishes Gel Topcoat.
I am finishing some soft maple and read all kinds of forums on tips for finishing maple since it is blotch prone. There were so many to choose from that I ended up adopting The Wood Whisperers method of a 1lb. cut of Seal Coat and GF Gel Stain. I figured since I was using the Gel Stain that I would use the GF Gel Topcoat. Well, I’ve done everything up until the stain and I’ve waited 6-8 hours, 24 hours (like the directions suggest) and then 48 hours before I apply the topcoat and when I apply the topcoat it’s like it reactivates the stain and wipes it off in spots. I thought this problem may be due to the Sealcoat so I tried other samples with just stain and topcoat and the same results.
I’ve been somewhat successful in staining, waiting 24 hours, 2 coats of SealCoat, then doing the wipe on poly but I wasn’t planning on those 2 additional coats of SealCoat.
I’m new to the LJ community and joined because of all of the other helpful advice I gathered from others forums. Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
-- Cheyenne - Nashville,TN