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.

"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

"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.    
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.    

"Mid-century modern anyone? We re-loved this little end table with a little General Finishes Milk Paint in Coastal Blue and Gel Stain in Antique Walnut. And those glossy surfaces will be well protected by the gloss High Performance Top Coat finish!" - The Artistic Home Studio and Boutique

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    
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...