General Finishes - Java Gel wipe on stain (Rating: 5)

I really liked how this stain applied. It is thick like pudding and doesn't smell real bad either. Application is straight forward. You can use a rag, brush, or any other applicator. In my use I went with a stain pad (basically a foam sponge wrapped in terry cloth). I put on a really thick coat, let it sit for about 5 minutes and wiped the excess off. I let the first coat dry over night and applied a second coat. Since I was staining maple it took awhile for me to get the hang of applying the stain.

Over all, I really enjoyed working with this stain. Being a beginner woodworker I really liked how easy it was to use this stuff!