Gel stain can also be used on raw wood or unfinished wood, but you’ll need to take some extra steps, which I’ll fill you in on below!
How do you apply gel stain to new wood?
Quote from video on Youtube:Make sure you're applying plenty of stain. But you don't need to leave a lot of excess on the surface. Let the stain set for a couple of minutes and then wipe away the excess. With a gel stain.
Do you need to condition wood before gel stain?
Should Minwax® Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner be used with Gel Stain? Yes. Some woods, such as pine and maple, tend to absorb stains unevenly. Before using Gel Stain, Minwax® Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner should be applied to ensure even stain penetration.
Can you use gel stain without sanding?
It doesn’t require you to sand the wood all the way down to its raw state for best adhesion the way you would with a typical stain. In fact, just a little light sanding will do the trick, and then you’re ready to begin the application process with a lint-free cloth.