Asked on Apr 16, 2019

Can I use gel stain to paint a glossy butcher block island?



5 answers
  • Cynthia H
    on Apr 16, 2019

    If it has a shiny finish, I would sand it down first to remove the finish before staining .

  • William
    on Apr 16, 2019

    Yes you can. Just scuff up the surface with a green kitchen scrubby to dull it. Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Then apply the stain. Make sure you seal it with three coats of a water based polyurethane.

  • Pam
    on Apr 16, 2019

    Thank you both so much!!!!

  • Linda
    on Apr 16, 2019

    You will probably need to sand it down first. But make sure the gel stain is safe for food prep if your planning to use the butcher block for cooking.

  • Pam
    on Apr 17, 2019

    Thank you Linda!

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