I can’t say enough good things about General Finishes Gel Stains. I use their Gel Stains all the time and Java is my go-to-trendy-hot color. This gel stain is rich, super easy to wipe-on and wipe-off and leaves a gorgeous finish every time. Just a few tips – good ventilation is required when applying this stain because there is an odour. Also, a topcoat is required after application. If staining furniture has ever intimidated you, this is the perfect stain to start with because it’s so easy to work with.