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.

"Have you tried Gel Stains? Look how this dining table turned out after a little sanding, paint and General Finishes Gel Stain in Java. I seriously love how easy the Gel Stain is to use. If you haven't tried it yet, you need to!" - Tattered Tiques   Visit Tattered Tiques at 22029 N Pepper Rd. Lake Barrington, Illinois to purchase your favorite GF Gel Stains!    
"I just had to share this wood grain! Solid cherry piece and the top has now been stained with General Finishes Java Gel Stain. ❤️" - Boxwood & Brass   Learn more about how to apply GF Gel Stain here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGMJWz3mnEo&t=5s    
"Here we used General Finishes Gel Stains to give the sign the color it deserves. The lettering was done with Java, New Pine for the saw and hammer handles and Gray for the metal parts. If you have never used gel stains you are missing out, it is by far the best we have used even for hard to stain woods like Pine." - Weinmann's Woodworks    

Loving this MCD dresser refashioned by Bee's Knees! The body was painted with Antique White Milk Paint while the drawer fronts were stained with Candlelite Gel Stain.

Check out this federal sideboard refinished by Sandy Dog Studios! This lovely was refinished with General Finishes Lamp Black and Georgian Cherry Gel Stain.

What a classy stunner this dresser is by Bee's Knees! The body was painted with General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint while the drawers were stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Awesome work!

This handsome sideboard was refinished with GF Lamp Black Milk Paint and Georgian Cherry Gel Stain by Sandy Dog Studios    

"I have been wildly busy, but I wanted to share this beautiful custom antique chest... We gave this family heirloom a gorgeous new look with General Finishes Java Gel Stain and soft Antique White Milk Paint base. Simple and elegant!" - ReFind Design by Coco Clare

3s a Charm Wood Decor brightens our day with this lovely table set makeover! The top was sanded down, then restained with General Finishes Java Gel Stain. The bottoms were refinished with Annie Sloan Old White with dark waxing.

To achieve a similar color, we suggest using General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint.

"This beautifully refinished sewing machine table would look awesome with any rustic farmhouse decor. I used Java Gel to stain the whole thing. I love all the different finishes that can be achieved with Java Gel! Sealed with Satin GF HPTC (High Performance Topcoat)." - Painted Pieces    

Love the fresh look Bee's Knees gave this MCM dresser! General Finishes Queenstown Gray and Antique White Milk Paint were used for the painted areas, whereas the bottom drawers were stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain.

What a gorgeous kitchen makeover this is by ThriftyDesigns! The cabinets were stained with GF Java Gel Stain. Photography was taken by Caron Tolystka Photography.

"So excited to move this into my bedroom. Custom order for myself. Loving gel stain in Candlelite! First time using Gel Topcoat, love the sheen it provides. Frame painted in GF Milk Paint in driftwood. It's little brother is already inside the house patiently waiting." - Lily Pond  

We absolutely love this table by Colleen Kendall of 58 Water Street! Such a beautiful rich color stain.

"I played with a combination of General Finishes Gel Stains colors: Brown Mahogany and Java," Colleen explains. "This was a test project - I wanted to see how it would turn out, tweaking the colors and adding details along the way."

Read more about Colleen's innovative process by going to her blog at http://bit.ly/2rAbhds...

"Beautiful piece just finished using all General Finishes products. This unique sideboard, circa late 1800's is a beautiful piece of furniture! Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black, lightly distressed and top coated in a satin finish. The top, doors and drawer were sanded down, leaving some of the imperfections to show the age and character of this piece. It is stained in Brown Mahogany (Gel Stain) and sealed with Arm-R- Seal. This beauty is solid wood, heavy and will last another 100 years!...
"These super cute all wood pieces have just been refreshed with a farmhouse look! Both stained in Java and painted in a distressed Antique White." - Nap Time Creations  
"This unique desk is gray-on-gray-on-gray with a General Finishes Gray Gel Stain top, a custom light gray exterior and Queenstown Milk Paint on the inside of the drawer - with a geometric color pop! First time using this gel stain color and I love it!" - Daylily Custom Design    
"This restyled 1950's dresser was given a stunning new modern look with Lamp Black Milk Paint and Nutmeg Gel Stain. The drawers were given varying shades of light and dark stain to create a varying tone pattern... so sophisticated!" - Jubilance    
Vintage rocking horse makeover with General Finishes. This piece used Java Gel stain, Coral crush and Linen milk paint, for a Wonderful makeover.
"Wanted to share a table I just did for a customer. She wanted a dark base and light painted top. I used all General Finishes products for this one. Java Gel and Gel Topcoat wipe on urethane for the base. The top is a base of Linen Milk Paint with a wash of Antique White and then glazed in Van Dyke Brown and sealed in High Performance top coat flat." - Home Sweet Vintage Painted Furniture    

"The perfect combination of antique walnut and soft light gray, this sturdy dresser is built with solid wood. Featuring a two-tone finish, classic lines and modern styling, this dresser can be the perfect accent in any room!" - Flipping Unbelievable

This project was completed using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. You can achieve this soft gray color by using Seagull Gray Milk Paint.

"This sweetheart was showing her age before she was given a head to toe makeover. Refinished in Java Gel Stain to accentuate the beautiful oak grain, sealed with High Performance Top Coat, and the rest is painted in Antique White Milk paint to complement perfectly. General Finishes products never cease to amaze!" - Patina by Patty    
"This was my 1st time using General Finishes Gel Stain. I used Georgian Cherry on the base of this Cedar chest. it turned out remarkable." - Broken 2 Beautiful    

"I love the clean, sleek lines on this dresser! The frame has been refinished in GF Lamp Black Milk Paint and HPTC in Satin. The legs and drawer fronts have been stained in Java Gel and Arm-R-Seal." - Ashley Olson of Eden Elyse Design Co.

"Remember this chair?... It was caked when with 100 year old dust and old led paint. Let's just say I would've walked right past it if I ever saw it for sale... At the end of the day I was satisfied with the end result and I hope the client loves it too! Finished with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and HPTC Satin." - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations

"This hutch has been passed around my family for years. When it made its way back to me, I knew I wanted a modern farmhouse feel. I used Chapin Gray Chalk Style Paint on the case, Antique Walnut Gel Stain on the drawers and top, and dry brushed Lamp Black Milk Paint on the knobs. I've been a big fan of your gel stains for awhile now, but this was my first time using General Finishes paints. They will be my first choice going forward!" - Reminiscence Designs by GEA    

Check out this astounding tranformation by Lee Ann Walker Kuhn of Creative Moments! They stripped down this battered Queen Ane French provincial coffee table and gave it a rich, new color with wood conditioner, General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain then sealed it with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat Flat.

Learn more about this project at Creative Moment's blog post at http://bit.ly/2ozMFCh

"We changed our minds about the colors on this desk after we started and we are so glad we did! Absolutely in LOVE with the color combinations on this one... The top part of the desk is painted in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and the drawers are stained in Prairie Wheat Gel Stain. All the gold details are created with Gold Leaf Gold paint by Plaid Crafts." - Mel & Mar Creations

"This beautiful farm style table was given a new life. This set was achieved by using General Finishes Milk Paint in the color Millstone, and the top has their rich Java Gel Stain. The whole set was then finished in their High Performance Poly in Flat. " - Vintage Soul Barn  
"A basement bathroom makeover on a 100 budget. Yep, you read THAT right. 100 dollars. I painted the vanity with two coats General Finishes Grey Gel Stain, followed by two coats of Flat Top Coat I had on hand. I am a BIG fan of this brand and I am not getting paid to say this! It is so easy to use, thick, not messy, great coverage, and you get such a smooth finish!!" - Sawdust Sisters   Check out...
Darling dining set in GF Persian Blue Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain by Belle Maison.    

Check out this handsome dresser by Bee's Knees! The body was painted with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. The color of the drawer fronts was created using a custom mix of Java and Antique Walnut Gel Stains.

This adorable vintage rocking chair was refreshed by VintagelessJules using General Finishes Antique Walnut and Black Gel Stains. The seat cushion was reupholstered in a nesting diamond designer fabric. The result is a perfect mix of vintage and modern design.    
Class sideboard in GF Java Gel Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint by Sandy Dog Studios.    
"I thought I was stuck with an outdated kitchen but GF Java Gel Stain completely transformed it. My husband and I now love to cook and just hang out together in our kitchen." - Tracy Eubanks    

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