Minwax® Gel Stain

Minwax Gel Stain is a non-drip stain that adds natural colors and accentuates the beauty of a wide range of wood and non-wood surfaces including wood, plywood, veneer, fiberglass, metal and molded fiberboard.


  • The non-drip formula makes it ideal for vertical applications like doors and molding
  • The thick-bodied consistency makes it ideal for giving fiberglass or metal doors
  • Rich, wood appearance

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Application Directions

  • Preparation Warning
    Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in US) or contact your local health authority.
  • PREPARATION
    • Start with bare/stripped wood that’s clean and dry.
    • Sand with #220-grit sandpaper in direction of the wood grain and remove sanding dust.
    • Apply Minwax® Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner — especially on soft woods — for best, even color.
  • APPLICATION
    • Test before staining on a hidden spot to make sure you like the color.
    • Stir stain well before and occasionally during staining. Don’t shake or thin stain.
    • Apply stain with a brush or clean cloth. Wait 3 minutes and remove the excess stain with a clean cloth, wiping in the direction of the grain. Allow to dry for 24 hours before topcoating.
    • To darken the color, recoat after 8-10 hours. DO NOT sand between coats.
  • PROTECT
    Finish every project with a clear protective topcoat like Minwax Fast-Dry Polyurethane or Minwax® Water Based Oil-Modified Polyurethane for interior use and Minwax® Helmsman Spar Urethane for exterior use.
  • CAUTIONS
    DANGER: Rags, steel wool, other waste soaked with this product, and sanding residue may spontaneously catch fire if improperly discarded. Immediately place rags, steel wool, other waste soaked with this product, and sanding residue in a sealed, water-filled, metal container. Dispose of in accordance with local fire regulations. CAUTIONS: CONTAINS ALIPHATIC HYDROCARBONS. Contents are COMBUSTIBLE. Keep away from heat and open flame. VAPOR HARMFUL. Use only with adequate ventilation. To avoid overexposure, open windows and doors or use other means to ensure fresh air entry during application and drying. If you experience eye watering, headaches, or dizziness, increase fresh air, or wear respiratory protection (NIOSH approved) or leave the area. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wash hands after using. Keep container closed when not in use. Do not transfer contents to other containers for storage. FIRST AID: In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with large amounts of water for 15 minutes and get medical attention. For skin contact, wash thoroughly with soap and water. In case of respiratory difficulty, provide fresh air and call physician. If swallowed, call Poison Control Center, hospital emergency room, or physician immediately. DELAYED EFFECTS FROM LONG TERM OVEREXPOSURE. Contains solvents which can cause permanent brain and nervous system damage. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. CONFORMS TO ASTM D-4236. Contact a physician for more health information.

Data Sheets:

Product Number Base Container Size SDS
027426661004 Hickory 1 Quart SDS
027426660106 Chestnut 1 Quart SDS
027426660809 Brazilian Rosewood 1 Quart SDS
027426660502 Mahogany 1 Quart SDS
027426660403 Honey Maple 1 Quart SDS
027426660700 Cherrywood 1 Quart SDS
027426660601 Walnut 1 Quart SDS
027426660205 Aged Oak 1 Quart SDS
027426660304 Antique Maple 1 Quart SDS
027426260207 Aged Oak 1/2 Pint SDS
027426260306 Antique Maple 1/2 Pint SDS
027426260603 Walnut 1/2 Pint SDS
027426260801 Brazilian Rosewood 1/2 Pint SDS
027426260504 Mahogany 1/2 Pint SDS
027426260108 Chestnut 1/2 Pint SDS
027426260702 Cherrywood 1/2 Pint SDS
027426261006 Hickory 1/2 Pint SDS
027426260405 Honey Maple 1/2 Pint SDS
027426260900 Red Elm 1/2 Pint SDS
027426660915 Coffee 1 Quart SDS
027426660922 Black 1 Quart SDS
027426260917 Coffee 1/2 Pint SDS
027426260924 Black 1/2 Pint SDS
027426216112 Simply White 1/2 Pint SDS
027426216129 Slate 1/2 Pint SDS
027426616110 Simply White 1 Quart SDS
027426616127 Slate 1 Quart SDS