Gel Stain

Furniture Design Ideas featuring Gel Stains in the following colors: Antique Walnut, Black, Brown Mahogany, Candlelite, Colonial Maple, Georgian Cherry, Golden Pine, Gray, Java, New Pine, Nutmeg, and Prairie Wheat.

Charming dining set in GF Persian Blue Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain by Belle Maison.    

Let's stop for a moment to really appreciate this gorgeous finished piece by Whimsical Design - Bryan College Station! This buffet was finished with GF Java Gel Stain. Great work Whimsical Design!

What a stunning transformation this is by Bethany of Restored Living!

She explains, "After many months and hours of cleaning, repairing, staining, and painting, I’d like to introduce you to the new and improved Art Deco Dresser!... I just love the lines on this piece. It’s painted in General Finishes Coastal Blue milk paint, and stained with their Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Everything is sealed with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat for a great protective finish."

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"This Mid Century Mainline Hooker Floating Desk is a head turner! It's super functional, offers plenty of drawer space and storage and has a huge workspace... Professionally sprayed in GF Lamp Black Milk Paint with drawer faces and top workspace refinished in Antique Walnut Gel Stain." - Purposely Painted

Lovely MCM dresser in GF Brown Mahogany Gel Stain, Snow White Milk Paint and satin High Performance Topcoat by Green Spruce Designs. The gorgeous painting is by Dionne of The Turquoise Iris. These 2 make a great team!    
"We beautifully restored this vintage secretary using General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain and High Performance Top Coat. The results were stunning." - Gild & Grain   Learn more about how to apply GF Gel Stain in this tutorial video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGMJWz3mnEo&t=5s    

"Today I bring you the most gorgeous buffet. Farmhouse meets chic with a lot of love! Crystal jewelry and gold leafed hardware!! 
I cant get enough of this baby!!"
-Heavenly Chic Refinishing

Products Used: 
Top: Brown Mahogany Gel Stain & Arm-R-Seal Topcoat
Legs: Medium Brown Dye Stain & Enduro-Var Topcoat
Body: Farmhouse Milk Paint (not a GF product)

CU Woodshop Supply & School of Woodworking shared this project from their customer Hillary S.   "Hillary is new to the area and wanted to make a new table for her new home. A CU Woodshop Associate helped her pick the yellow pine boards. They were cut, glued, and sanded in our shop. Using a foam brush, she applied a coat of General Finishes Gray Gel Stain to the bottom and sides of the table top. After applying the gel stain, Hillary used a soft cotton cloth to wipe off the excess...

Mid-century modern dresser. Painted with General Finishes Halcyon Blue, Van Dyke Brown glase, and Java gel stain for the drawer fronts.

Can't get enough of this rescued cabinet by Gypsy-Magpie! Can you believe this piece was destined for the trash?   It was first given a coat of GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain then topped with Winter White Glaze Effects to make all those details pop!   "I have never used this glaze before but I have fallen in love! It was super easy to work with and is the perfect shade of white. Plus, a little went a loooooong way which makes my budget and hubby happy." - Missy of Gypsy Magpie    
This custom cornhole set was handcrafted by Burly Bags and stained with GF Black & Prairie Wheat Gel Stains.        

"I am completely in LOVE! This piece features a stunning top and drawer fronts stained in General Finishes Java Gel Stain and paired with Annie Sloan's Graphite. And who could ignore those lovely lined drawers?" - ReFind Design by Coco Clare

You can recreate this pale blue color by mixing 1 part Coastal Blue Milk Paint and 4 parts Persian Blue Milk Paint. Want more inspiration? Go to the...

Fun chairs refinished with GF Java Gel Stain by Turning Leaf Crafts!   "Ummm...all I can say about this is WOW! We are in love with these chairs! We stripped and refinished the chairs and replaced the old brittle fabric with real cow hide."    
Can't get enough of this GF Brown Mahogany Gel Stained table top by Farm Fresh Vintage Finds!   Farm Fresh Vintage Finds says, " I sanded the tabletop down to the raw wood before applying the stain. ******NOTE Sanding down the wood when applying GF isn’t always required but I’m pretty old school when it comes to staining and I like to apply stains to raw wood."   Get more details of this project at http...
"I absolutely love this gorgeous Mersman table that I recently refinished. But...I have no idea what to call this table...sofa table (too short?), foyer table (maybe?), Davenport table (I don't know what that is but it sounds fancy. LOL), console table (Winner winner chicken dinner?). Whatever YOU choose to call it will work for me. ;) The old stain was completely removed from the top, which was then stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut stain. The base was freshened up with Brown...
"Can't get enough of General Finishes! Painted in Antique White Milk Paint. Drawers stained in a mixture of Java Gel and Antique Walnut Gel. Entire piece sealed in High Performance Top Coat in flat and satin. My new favorite combo." - LilyPond Vintage  

"This adorable vintage rocking chair went home earlier today! Refinished in layers of Nutmeg, Antique Walnut, and Black GF Gel Stains, this chair has an incredible rustic vibe now. The seat was re-upholstered in a designer navy blue fabric with a vintage feel." - VintagelessJules

"Recently discovered your GF Java Gel Stain. It is the best product! We renewed this tabletop using your stain and are thrilled with the results! So user friendly and pleasant odor make this product far surpass its competitors. Thank you!" - KT Lyons Design    

Nutmeg Gel Stained round side table.

"This handsome MCM chest accompanied me on my first trip. Painted with General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in Slate Gray and stained with a custom mix of Java and Antique Walnut Gel Stains. This guy is rather handsome and I am pretty sure he would like to come home with you!" - Bee's Knees

"These vintage banker's chairs needed to be refreshed. Their bones were great; the existing finish was just a little tired. The chairs were stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain which enhanced the wood tone beautifully." - VintagelessJules

"Presenting the most amazing piece ever!!! I completely refinished this piece. Broken veneer, completely stripped and sanded!! Pre conditioned 50/50 denatured alcohol/shellac. Stained with a custom mix of Candlite Gel Stain and Brown Mahogany. I absolutely love tiger oak, and this baby looks more amazing then I could have ever dreamed of!!!" - Heavenly Chic Refinishing    

"Two-tone is just the perfect look for mid-century lines. Paint/lacquer frames the pretty grain & offers a more user friendly surface than just stained wood." - The Resplendent Crow

This piece was completed with GF's jiving Java Gel Stain.

Sandy Roe, Artistic Designer refinished this pretty piece with GF Persian Blue Milk Paint and a custom mix of Brown Mahogany and Java Gel Stains.   Learn more about how to prepare an existing finish for paint or stain in this video from GF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdS0X_TgpMI    

Check out this sexy dining table set makeover by DeDe of Designed Decor! This ravishing set was painted in Linen and Persian Blue Milk Paint. After staining the table top with Java Gel Stain, DeDe applied Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects for added texture and sealed the pieces with High Performance Topcoat in Flat.

Learn more about this masterful transformation by going to DeDe's blog at http://bit.ly/2igST6J

"I'll be honest. I have a slight obsession with rocking chairs. Their place in the home goes well beyond a nursery. They make wonderful additions to your family room, bedroom, or that quaint little nook! The chair was refreshed with General Finishes Antique Walnut and Black gel stains and sealed with Miss Mustard Seed's hemp oil. Trendy new black and white designer fabric in a geometric print replaced the old dated fabric. This rocking chair is now the perfect mix of vintage and modern!" -...

What a transformation this antique wood dresser by Sandy Dog Studios is! This refinished piece was completed with General Finishes Java Gel Stain.

"Hello beautiful wood grain! This gorgeous vintage cedar chest was refreshed with a custom mix of General Finishes Antique Walnut and Nutmeg Gel Stains. The whole piece was top coated with hemp oil." - VintagelessJules    

"I posted this desk the other day. I just wasn't digging the blue knobs so much, so I changed them to gold. Much better! Plus I took some time to do a proper photo shoot. Finished in General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in Bone White and Java Gel Stain" -

Finished in General Finishes chalk style paint in bone white, and Java gel stain.

What lovely end tables these are by Airdrie Furniture Revival! Distressed with Lamp Black Milk Paint and stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain.

Check out this fabulous table with a matching pair of stools by Flipping Fabulous! The pieces have been restained with Minwax Honey and General Finishes Java Gel Stain, then sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Flat.

"This clawfoot map coffee table was needed some love... So we gave her a custom stain and glaze finish. This took lots of love, creativity and patience but she's finally finished and looks better then ever before!" - Kayla of Heavenly Chic   Kayla used Java and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain as well as Dark Chocolate Milk Paint to complete this project.
"I haven't done much painting lately, but this little cutie was calling my name. Painted in Antique White with freshly stained drawer fronts with one coat of Candelite (Gel Stain) and one coat of Java Gel Stain and new hardware". - Refined Relics        

Jess DiNuzzo Furniture Designs DBA Chicago Farmhouse livened this table with General Finishes Gray Gel Stain and High Performance Topcoat Satin.

See more pieces styled lovely shades of gray by going to the Design Center at http://designs.generalfinishes.com/color-category/gray.

"This 7' farmhouse table and 6' bench are a custom build. The chairs have been finished in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and lightly distressed. The table and bench base were also painted in Antique White. The table top and bench top have been stained with a combination of General Finishes Gray Gel Stain and Black Gel Stain. The table and chairs were then finished with a Satin High Performance Topcoat." - Gigi's Hope Chest  

We're feeling festive with this lovely desk refinish by Sarah Brackenridge of Redeemed Decor! The body of the hepplewhite desk was painted in Lamp Black while the sides of the drawers and top are stained in Brown Mahogany Gel Stain.

"We Reblessed this beauty with General Finishes Java Gel and High Performance Satin on the top and bottom, and the body was freshened up with Restore finish. Now it is ready for it's new life in its new home!" - Reblessed, LLC

To achieve the textured red color, you can also layer GF Pitch Black Glaze Effects over Brick Red or Tuscan Red Milk Paint.

This dining set was given a fresh look with General Finishes Java Gel Stain and High Performance Topcoat by Eight Crusty Brushes.  

"I was able to snag part of an old bar from a historic tavern in our town that was relocating.This piece was old, dirty, and layered with gunk when I brought it home. We cleaned it up and prepped it and I went to work restoring the wood. 

We used several layering techniques with different stains and added 4" metal wheels and a custom built chevron planked top for an overall industrial look. This piece came out gorgeous!" - Rebecca

This piece was completed using Gray and Java...

"This table was once light oak and outdated! The table and two captain chairs have been refinished in all GF products and transformed into a very chic and rustic Dining set!" - Kristin Forbes

The following products were used to complete this piece:

Lamp Black Milk Paint; Java Gel Stain; High Performance Topcoat in Flat; Gel Topcoat in Satin

Kristin entered this set into the DIY Upcycled Furniture category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"I can't believe how amazing this custom media center turned out! The boxed out shelves look incredible and matches perfect with the top!! This piece got the farmhouse look of it's dreams! Drenched in Bone White Chalk Style Paint by General Finishes with Antique Walnut Gel Stain top, shelves, and sides of the drawers. She is now ready to show her self off to the world!!!" - Heavenly Chic Refinishing    
Lovely GF Nutmeg Gel Stained dresser.   "Ever wonder "How does it work?" This piece is the perfect example... Mari got in touch with me and told me what she was looking for, the dimension range and her maximum budget for the piece. I found it and with her approval purchased and stored it until I was ready to work on it. She then came in to the shop to go over color sample and ideas... eventually saying "do whatever you think is best" (which is my favorite thing to hear by the way) I want...
How gorgeous is this table by Handy Dandy Mandi?!   Mandi says, "Using a mix of Java and Black Gel Stain by General Finishes (of course!) 2 coats, then sanded back down lightly with a 320 grit, to let the grains pop. I used about 10 thin coats of Arm-R-Seal in Satin. I am super proud of the way it turned out, and the easy use of the products. "    

"A bench custom built for an entry way.  Rustic distressed wood look was achieved by distressing the wood and using Java Gel Stain.  Sealed with High Performance Poly in Satin Finish." - Roots & Wings Furniture LLC

This piece was entered into the Wood Working category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"Custom built and finished using solid cherry, salvaged industrial parts and GF Gel Stains in Nutmeg and Brown Mahogany." - Jen of J Burns Design

This piece was entered into the Wood Working category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"Shadow box tables created for the men and women who serve.  I mixed Georgian Cherry Gel Stain and a little bit of Antique Walnut Gel Stain in a can of Seal-A-Cell. Seal-A-Cell helps control the penetration and dark spots." - Woodytrike Creations

These pieces were entered into the Wood Working category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"Words cannot fully articulate the meaning of this chest. 

Brought to me broken and disheveled it represented a wife's love for her husband and his strength in protecting our country." - TJ at Crow Creek Designs

Java Gel Stain was used for this project.

TJ entered this piece into the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest into the Woodworking category

"It's here! This set has taken me forever but I absolutely love it... Refinished with all premium products, which you notice I use this brand all the time because I love it. Top sanded down and stained with General Finishes Java Gel Stain. The table body and chairs have been painted with GF Antique White Milk Paint and then lightly distressed - which is great to mimic normal wear and tear. Entire set sealed with multiple coats of GF High Performance Top Coat." - Brushes To Beauty

"In between working on our custom orders for this week we decided to finish up this cute entryway table. Stained in Java Gel Stain, painted in Black Lamp Milk Paint and sealed with High Performance Satin Sealer by General Finishes. To finish the look we picked these super cute cow head knobs from Hobby Lobby. We sure love how this turned out!" - Mel & Mar Creations

"I made this table at the request of a customer to fit between two swivel chairs in a small space. The table was finished with one coat of General Finishes Nutmeg Gel stain, allowed to dry, then a coat of General Finishes Java Gel Stain, and finished with two coats of Gel Satin Topcoat." - John of John Harryman Designs

This piece was entered into the Woodworking category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest and won 3rd place.