"When I found these pieces, they were a yellow-ish varnish color (ugly). I used GF Antique White Milk Paint and Brown Mahogany Gel stain to give them a new life. Added a stencil design from Royal Design Studio for some fun, and sealed everything with High Performance Topcoat in Satin. Love that you can layer paints and gel stains!" - Rachel Gingold of The Artistic Home Studio and Boutique
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!
"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
"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
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 had the opportunity to refinish a very sweet lady's childhood bed so she may pass it down to her own daughter! Got the bed all cleaned up and retained to bring it back to life using General Finishes Brown Mahogany Water Based Wood Stain... If I may say so myself, it's pretty dang gorgeous!" - Heavenly Chic Refinishing
"One of the 1930's dressers is done! I wish you could all see it in person - the pictures don't do it any justice! The original hardware has a pearly flat shell piece in the center. So unique! Painted with General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint with a mix of Java and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain. I added a little dark wax to give it a more vintage look." - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations
What a creative wedding anniversary gift this is! This custom bean bag toss game was completed by Fish Brothers Board Co. and finished with GF Brown Mahogany and Black Gel Stain with Antique White Milk Paint.
They comment, "60 years of marriage - now that's awesome. This legacy set features the family brand, diamonds and the date they'll never forget!"
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!...
"The true beauty is in the reflection. Just look at those gorgeous mountains peeking through. What an amazing state to live in..we are truly blessed. Oh and this dresser isn't too bad either." - Just Chic
Just Chic, a GF retailer in Anchorage, AK, created this look with GF Antique White Milk Paint that's been stippled with Argentine and Burnished Pearl Effects then blended with touches of Antique White and the lovely Champagne Pearl Effects. The top is stained with a custom mix of...
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
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)
Can't get enough of the buffet transformation by Renewed Treasures Studios!
This stunning buffet was refinished with GF Linen Milk Paint and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain.
This stunning table set was refinished by Renewed Treasures Studios! The top was stained with GF Brown Mahogany Gel Stain while the legs were painted in Linen Milk Paint.
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...
"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
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
"This buffet was painted in lamp black milk paint. The top was stained with brown mahogany water stain and the side detail with brown mahogany gel stain. The entire piece was then topcoated with High Performance Satin. General Finishes products never let me down!" - Sheila Pelle of Frugal Decor
"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.
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.
"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
"This beautiful coastal dining set was originally just an ordinary table and chairs. You know the type...orangey in color, out of style, ugly. The top of the table was removed and I cut down different widths of wood planks to fit. They were then sanded... and sanded some more. Next I stained using a combination of General Finishes stains. This combo is top secret, but I will reveal that Java, Brown Mahogany and Gray were used. This gives the wood an old, weathered look. I then dry...
"This beautiful antique dresser is now available! It is a 100 year-old dresser restored and refinished with General Finishes Milk Paint in Linen and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain." - Rancho La Flor
"Restyled & Delivered! My client wanted to create a softness to this dresser that has been in her family for 100 years. Had great structure, just needed a new, fresh look for her guest bedroom! Hand painted in General Finishes products. Custom blend of Java Gel Stain and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain on top. Body is a custom blend of Halcyon Blue Milk Paint Coastal Blue Milk Paint and Driftwood Milk Paint. Glazed with Champagne Pearl Effects to give it a shimmery sparkle along with new crystal...
2016 Design Center Entry - Pro Upcycled Furniture
"GF Halcyon Milk Paint was used on the base, sealed with GF High Performance Top Coat Flat, glazed with a watered down mix of Brown Mahogony Gel Stain, and sealed again with GFHPTC. Brown Mahogony and HPTC on the top and middle drawers. Hardware sprayed with Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. This piece was purchased and turned into a bathroom vanity."
"My heart belongs to our new media center! (This is our 4th in less than 2 years...was searching for the Perfect One!) Restyled the body in General Finishes Limestone Chalk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and Java Gel Stain. The top is a custom mixture of GF Brown Mahogany and Java Gel Stains. Sealed with GF High Performance Top Coat." - Kristi Lynn Collection
Check out this awesome transformation by Gina Zastany! She livened up this staircase using the oh so charming Brown Mahogany Gel Stain
"This gorgeous antique Tiger Oak chest with amazing beveled mirror. I couldnt cover up all her amazing wood grain, it made her who she is. So I stained her down and restained her. She got drenched in a custom gray with highlights throughout. To top her all off, she got all her sides of her drawers some beautiful flower decoupage!" - Heavenly Chic Refinishing
Heavenly Chic used Brown Mahogany Gel for the stain. To achieve the gray color, you could use GF Driftwood Milk Paint
"Finished for a client. Boy were these chairs a hot mess, had to be former bar/restaurant chairs. They have been used and abused, covered in greasy, grimy nicotine gunk. I ended up having to strip and sand them back to bare wood- not the initial plan, but sometimes the furniture itself throws in its own curve balls into your project. They were then stained with General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain. After staining and sealing, two of the chairs were painted in a custom creamy blend. The...
"This amazing Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Co, Hastings, Michigan Bookcase was in very poor condition when I found her. Damaged dirty with holes and missing inlay appliques. I have tried to restore her at first..however, peeling veneer and damaged wood make me change my mind. I decided to transfer the image of my favorite painting by Akseli Gallen-Kallela from sane time period what my beautiful piece (1911-1917)
When I have enlarged print of the painting which I have bought on...
"This secretary was stained in General Finishes Brown Mahogany gel stain. I just love the way the stain brought out the character of this piece." - VintagelessJules
"Just finished my railings using GF Gel Stain in Brown Mahogany. Did you know that WD-40 removes gel stain splatters and spills from carpet! Don't ask me how I know that. LOL" - Sharyn Meisner Ross
Check out this video from GF to learn how to prep existing finishes for stain or paint - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdS0X_TgpMI
Beautiful custom mix of Brown Mahogany and Java Gel Stain.
Green Spruce Designs restyled this mid century modern dresser with General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain and Snow White Milk Paint. Such a great classic look!
Check out the Green Spruce Designs shop in person at Sweet Clover Barn in Frederick, MD.
Laura Vajgrt of Vintage 180 stunned us with this dresser refinishing! She used mulitple Gel Stains while also using water-based topcoats for the finish!
Laura explains, "I used GF Gel Stains in Nutmeg, Java and Brown Mahogany. The shell was sealed using Flat Out Flat. The wood drawers were sealed using the High Performance Topcoat Satin."
Find your favorite GF products in the U.S. at Woodcraft, Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, or, in Canada, at Wood Essence and Lee Valley. You can...
Amber of The Amber Rose Emporium delighted us with this dresser in Brown Mahogany Gel Stain.
Learn How to Hand Apply Water Based Stain at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QnrhELTJkc
Find your favorite GF products at Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, or Wood Essence and Lee Valley in Canada. You can also purchase GF products from any of the 31 Illinois JC Licht locations. NOTE: Woodcraft stores carry all of GF...
Michelle Bennet Warner of the Pallet Shed share this tantalizing hutch using the lovely Brown Mahogany Gel Stain. They finished the piece with Oil Based Gel Urethane Topcoat.
Learn Tips on Creating a Uniform Stain Color at http://youtu.be/J-9_c0Ku6zA.
Find your favorite GF products at Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, orWood Essence and Lee Valley in Canada. You can also purchase GF products from any of the 31 Illinois JC...
"Out with the trendy white and back to the traditional classic cherry. (original cabinets were honey oak) I used equal parts of Brown Mahogany and Georgian Cherry to get the exact color I wanted. Loved the results so much, I am currently updating my railings as well. Easy to use, clean up was easy. Topped off with High performance top coat. Loving my new kitchen!!"
General Finsihes Gel Stains - top to bottom, left to right
Antique Walnut, Brown Mahogany, Java
Gray, Black, Candlelite
The right side of each board is one coat wiped back, the left side is multiple coats for a more opaque look.
Amber Armstrong of Paint Me Perfect restyled this antique dresser using DIY Behr "white on white", Gel Stains (American Oak, Brown Mahogany and Java) and finished with a layer of High Performance Top Coat Satin.
This antique night stand was painted in General Finishes Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint and the legs were stained in Brown Mahogany Gel Stain by Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats.
"Beautiful Empire style desk redone in GF Antique White and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain. A custom mix of Patina Green and Antique White for a pop of turquoise inside the drawer. Sealed with HPTC in Satin"- Amy of Southern Vintage Finds
George Baumgartner refinished this lovely oak desk using one coat of General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain topped with three coats of Gel Topcoat Satin.
Shannon of Sweet Threepeats restyled this dresser with GF Lamp Black Milk Paint and Brown Mahogany Gel Stained top and knobs.
This sweet dresser was updated using General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain.
Gel Stain should always be sealed with top coat.