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.

"This bookcase has been darkened with General Finishes Gel Stain in Antique Walnut and the back wall is painted with Burnished Pearl Effects. The gossip bench was given a complete overhaul. From blonde to deep java... yum!" - GarageMama Vintage

Douglas Fir Table, Live Edge, Java Stain,

I love how Douglas Fir looks after applying GF Java stain.  The reddish undertones from the Douglas Fir really blend well with the Java colour.  This table was created by taking a full Douglas Fir slab, splitting it down the middle and splicing in another Douglas Fir slab to reach the clients desired width.  

"This is just the most incredible buffet! The gorgeous quarter sewn oak had been stained in General Finishes Java, a rich warm brown. New vintage style knobs, a black and white floral papered interior, and the velvet lined drawers make this truly one of a kind." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare    

What a transformation! Brass Tacks Resale repurposed this old hutch into a modern entertainment center. Refinished with General Finishes Java Gel Stain.

"General Finishes, Antique of my favorite stain colors." - Farm Fresh Vintage Finds    
Take a look at this Java Gel beauty from A Ray of Sunlight! Loving this rich gorgeous look!    
"Shawna brought us this very special, well loved Mid Century Dresser to refinish. In fact, Shawna’s Grandmother used to put her to sleep in one of the drawers; as a baby❤️. But with all that love, this dresser was in desperate need of work. The top had burn marks from candles, the drawers were missing hardware, and it had a bulky black base that Shawna wanted to change. We completely transformed this dresser with General Finishes Java Stain for the drawers and Antique White for the body. We...
"This is a total beauty! This solid walnut mid-century dresser is in pristine condition, & will last for another 50 years easily! Stained with Antique Walnut & General Finishes Black Gel Stain, sealed with High Performance Satin." - Flipping Fabulous  

How beautiful is this dresser by our October 2017 Retailer of the Month, Farm Fresh Vintage Finds!?

This gorgeous color is GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain. 

Visit Farm Fresh Vintage Finds at 1861 Fairview Blvd
Fairview, Tennessee, TN to purchase your favorite GF products!

"This stained beauty was all the rage last weekend and sold within minutes of opening our doors on Saturday! Dubbed the "Cocoa Coffee Bar", the wood grain really pops with the Java Gel Stain finish from General Finishes! Now if I could only find 5 more like it!" - Daylily Custom Design  
"Just the first coat (Java Gel Stain). The second coat will even it out a bit and then the third makes it look flawless. Love this stuff. (And it smells strangely delicious. I should probably wear a mask but it just smells so good...)" - The Copper Elm    

"Finally our table is done and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! This gorgeous table was built by Patick Beck of Yorkville, IL.... I asked him to leave the table unfinished for me so that I could put my personal touch on it. I stained the table and bench in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed with their Arm-R-Seal topcoat for super durability." - Nap Time Creations

"This 5-drawer dresser has been made to look like an old card catalog from days gone by! Miss Lillian's NO-Wax Chock Paint in Graphite and her black glaze, along with General Finsihes Java Gel Stain brought this cast-off back to life!" - Redesigned Frame of Mind

You can achieve this lovely shade of dark gray by also using GF Queenstown Milk Paint and Pitch Black Glaze Effects.

Loving this table set by Jackie Prosser! This commissioned piece was refinished with Nutmeg Gel Stain, Lamp Black Milk Paint, and sealed with Arm-R-Seal in Satin.

"Couldn't wait to share my latest transformation with you! I am in LOVE with this! All the character and beauty in an Antique Cupboard modified for a modern look. Refinished in General Finishes Java Gel Stain. The inside shiplap has been painted in an antique white. Original antique glass and copper hardware. Tons of storage and you can display your favorites!" - KT Lyons Design    

Angela Daniels revitalized her staircase using Java Gel Stain. Sealed with General Finishes Pro Image flooring Topcoat for total protection.

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Vineyard Designs refinished this table top using GF Java Gel Stain.

They comment, "I'm so in love with how it turned out - General Finishes Java Gel Stain is the best!"

"After you've tried General Finishes Gel Stains, you'll never want to use anything else. The rich pigment stains so well in one application." - Chairy Picked - Vintage Furniture and Accessories

Loving this table and chair set by Jess's Mess Designs! The top was refinished with GF Java Gel Stain while the body was painted in Persian Blue Milk Paint.

"It's all about the details... We used General Finishes Candlelite Gel Stain to make the grain of the wood the star and it is absolutely gorgeous. Lamp Black Milk Paint on the base is the perfect backdrop. Everything is protected with High Performance Flat Poly." - Rundown Rustics

My client has a huge Harry Potter crush and wanted a dresser for her son's room that would provide storage for a growing boy but also a splash of colour. I suggested using the House colours as inspiration and here is the final result. She was thrilled and no spells were put on me! Phew!

"General finishes Java gel stain gave this 1920's secretary a whole new life!" - Brushed by Brandy    

"I am so pleased and excited about how beautifully this table set turned out! I used General Finishes Java Gel Stain and a gray paint then used their High Performance top coat to seal it in. It's so amazing how easy their products are to use and the results are always phenomenal!" - Vineyard Designs

You can achieve this light gray by using General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint.

"Just finished up this awesome mid century dresser. The body was finished with General Finishes Queenstown Gray and Flat Topcoat. The drawers were sanded down and stained with their Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed with the Satin Topcoat." - The Distressed Gentleman    

This Mid Century Modern Dresser was refinished in General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain by Pendulum Designs & Restorations. What a pair!

WOW - we can't get over this fabulous transformation by West Shore Farmhouse Design Co! The top was restained with GF Java Gel Stain while the bottom was painted in Fusion Mineral Paint in Raw Silk.

You can achieve this light, crisp gray by also using Seagull Gray Milk Paint.

"This beautiful coffee table was painted in Millstone Milk Paint, stained with American Oak Gel Stain and protected with High Performance semi gloss top coat. I love how easy General Finishes products were to use and I know that their top coat will give it years of use!" - Vineyard Designs    
"I have done another great piece using your GF stain.. I used a mixture of Java, Georgian Cherry and Brown Mahogany for the variation.. and sealed with poly satin.. I love your stains.. and products!! Thanks GF's!!" - Vintage 180  

Flipping with Color completed this bedroom set using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain for the drawers, Fusion Mineral Paint Soap Stone for the body and Flat Out Flat Topcoat to seal the pieces.

You can achieve this brilliant gray by also using General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint

"Love the way this Drexel Server came out! The entire piece was sanded and stripped down to raw wood and stained with Java Gel Stain by General Finishes. We then finished the whole thing off with GF High Performance Topcoat in Semi-Gloss. Simply gorgeous!" - Painted Paradise - Antiques, Vintage, and Repurposed Furniture

Absolutely gorgeous secretary refinished by Pendulum Designs & Restorations with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain.    

Tattered Tiques revitalized this table with GF Java Gel Stain and Pure White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

You can also achieve this crisp, white color by also using General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint

"Restored this beautiful 100+ year old accent table for a client. Delivering this morning! Refinished in General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain." - Pendulum Designs & Restorations  
"This beautiful military dresser was painted in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint. The drawers were stained with General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain. The piece is top coated in General Finishes High Performance satin topcoat!" - Just Chic  
"Here we go!!! These two barstools have a brand new look and are ready to rock your bar. They've got gorgeous copper legs and chunky java tops with just enough turquoise to make them pop." - The Copper Elm    
"We had the privilege of refinishing some family heirloom pieces for a client. These pieces were sanded down and refinished using General Finishes Java Gel stain and sealed in their Gel Topcoat. Love how it highlights the wood grain!" - Painted Paradise - Antiques, Vintage, and Repurposed Furniture   Learn more about how to apply GF Gel Stain and Gel Topcoat to raw wood in this video:

We are loving Fresh Paint's latest project. This vintage dresser was decked out with Antique White Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain.

In With The Old Furnishings gave this petite vintage coffee table a makeover with GF Linen Milk paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The top was stained with Java Gel Stain. Lastly, the entire piece was sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin.

"Look at how beautiful this claw foot table turned out for my client! It had some wear and tear on it so we sanded it and applied General Finishes Java Gel Stain with several coats of their High Performance Top coat. Their products are top notch!" - Vineyard Designs    
"This piece was found just down the road from where I live. I plucked it right off the curb and saved it from the trash! It's been given a new life thanks to General Finishes Java Gel Stain and their Flat Out Flat Topcoat." - Eight Hundred Furniture, LLC.    
Redesigned Frame of Mind turned car jack stands into unique stools and finished it all with General Finishes Gel Stain in Java.    

Vicki of Entri Ways gave this dresser a fresh look with General Finishes Black Gel Stain. Read more about this fascinating project at

Who doesn't love Tiger Oak dressers?! Painted Paradise - Antiques, Vintage, and Repurposed Furniture gave this beauty a fresh look with GF Java Gel Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint.

Two-Tone Waterfall Dresser

The 80 something year old waterfall dresser was in serious need of some love.  Candlelite Gel Stain warmed up the oak and Lamp Black provided the perfect backdrop for the warm tones of the drawers.

Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations finished this custom farmhouse table with General Finishes Linen Milk Paint and Black Gel Stain!

"The piece is made completely from salvaged dock timbers from a Coast Guard station; it is dense yellow pine. After cleaning decades of salt, oil, and grime off the wood, I left the surface in its natural state to show it's beautifully weathered and rugged profile." - Tobias Olsen of Cascade Pacific Woodworks   The following products to were to refinish this lovely project: Java Gel Stain, High Performance Topcoat, Driftwood Milk Paint, Argentine and Tawny Pearl Effects.

Check out this gorgeous Roll Top Desk refinished by ReFind Design by Coco Clare!

They explain, "We maintained some wood elements by refinishing them and the chair with a custom mix of General Finishes Brown Mahogany and Java Gel Stains. The body was hand painted in CeCe Caldwell's Seattle Mist with an antique finish. And to complete this transformation we added stunning new hardware from D. Lawless Hardware."

Obtain this white color by using General Finishes Snow White Milk...

"I love Gel Stain and Arm-r-Seal! I refinished my vintage bankers chair in a custom blend of Java and Candlelite Gel Stain and finished with Arm-r-Seal." Eden Elyse Design Co.    
"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: