GF Gel Stain - safety questions
Hi all - I just did my first coat of GF Java Gel Stain on a test kitchen cabinet, and it looks good so far. I have a few questions related to safety, as I know the gel stain could spontaneously combust...
1) Is it okay to transfer a smaller amount into a plastic container so that I don't have to keep opening and closing the metal quart? The plastic container I'm using is a clear, plastic tupperware-like container.
2) Is it okay to store the used glove and sock in a plastic ziplock bag to use again for the next coat? When I use latex paint, I store my rollers/brushes in a plastic bag for later use (within a day or so), but I'm not sure if I can do the same for oil-based products.
FYI - if any of the advice pertaining to 1) or 2) above would differ for Arm-R-Seal, please let me know, as I would have the same questions for that when I do the top coat.
3) Finally, a non-safety related question...the directions say to brush with the grain, but when I'm doing the recessed part of the panel, I have a really hard time continuing with the grain because I knock up against the lip of the frame. Is there some secret to getting up against the edge of the recessed panel, or do you just do the best you can? What I"m doing is going all the way around the edge (not against the grain on two sides), but then I just try to smooth the edges as best I can when I am doing the final brushes with the grain.
Thanks for any advice, especially on the safety issues!