Gel Stain

"I refinished this antique washstand in GF's Driftwood Milk Paint, GF's Java Gel Stain and topped it all off in GF's High Performance Topcoat in satin!" - Robin's Nest Renewal  

This custom piece is such a doll - Eldorado Design completed this piece with GF Somerset Gold Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain.

"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.  

"Made with Love! Farmhouse Inspired Bench. The Walnut headboard was given to me by a sweet cousin, The Pine Wood Flooring was given to me by my Father-in-Law, the 2 Front Solid Wood Chair Legs were given to me from a fellow painter! Painted in General Finishes Snow White with Candlelite Gel Stain for the seat. I used a Iron Orchard Design Furniture Decal. But the most important part is that my awesome husband built it! Not sure I will be parting with it anytime soon, but wanted to share what...
"This Bassett Mid-century set is FANTASTIC & in such great condition. I used Fusion Mineral Paint Ultra Grip on the tops, because they were 50's slick (Ultra Grip is amazing). The wood was darkened with General Finishes Java Gel Stain, & the drawers are a mix of Buttermilk Yellow & Somerset Gold, & the bottoms are a great gray mix of Seagull Gray & Persian Blue, all sealed with High Performance Satin." - Flipping Fabulous  

Another lovely share from Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations - finished with General Finishes Millstone Milk Paint and Java Gel Stian!

Digging this table refinish by Missy at Gypsy Magpie. Completed with GF Empire Gray Chalk Style Paint, Antique Walnut Gel Stain, and sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Flat.

Learn more about this project by going to Gypsy Magpie's blog at

"Had to tie this big guy to the top of my car to get it home! But we made it and now he is all made over and ready for a new home! It was a fun piece to complete! It is painted a mix of General Finishes Seagull Gray and Lamp Black with an Antique Walnut stained top with Pitch Black Glaze over the entire piece and then finished off with GF Flat Topcoat!" - Sparrow Furniture Restoration    
"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    
"Here she is!!!! What do you think? Does your house need a pop of color? This piece was so much fun to paint and really taught me to let go and follow my heart. I love love love it. Refinished in General Finishes Patina Green (plus multiple variations of Patina Green and Lamp Black) topped off with their Pitch Black Glaze and High Performance Topcoat. The gorgeous original top was given new life with Antique Walnut Gel Stain." - The Copper Elm    

What a combo - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations refinished this piece with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain.

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

"This Mid-Century vanity & mirror has been brought back to life with General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint and a custom glaze in a dark chocolate color to match the newly stained top. The top has been stripped, sanded and given this new rich dark brown color using General Finishes Java Gel Stain." - Refurbished Gentleman, LLC

Check out this outstanding transformation with GF Lamp Black Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain by Suzanne Bagheri - The Painted Drawer Collection.  
Lovely buffet in GF Basil Milk Paint, Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects & Antique Walnut Gel Stain by Delilah Tree   Learn more about how to use GF Glaze Effects in this video:    
"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!    

"This desk had seen better days when I acquired it. I loved the lines, the look, and oh... the legs! I wanted to go a little bolder with it, but not too bold that someone who was a more neutral decorator couldn't appreciate... It was painted in Somerset Gold Milk Paint, which is the perfect mustard yellow, and accented with Java Gel Stain." - VintagelessJules

"After many hours spent in General Finishes online design center we finally decided on a color that would work well with the other pieces in the house and make a statement. This piece was refinished using Java Gel Stain on the top with Somerset Gold Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects on the rest of the dresser. It will certainly make a statement now!" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration    
"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...

"Can you tell what my favorite color combination is? Another amazing makeover using General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain." - Flipping Unbelievable

"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  
"Here she is!!! We finally got this gorgeous piece up from the basement and I get to show her off! I'll add all the details and close up shots in the comments. Let me know what you think!! Refinished in General Finishes Snow White, drawers and legs in Java, and multiple coats of High Performance top coat to protect it." - The Copper Elm    

Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration gave these end tables a classy look with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain!

"This piece is made of walnut with very intricate detail. Refinished with Seagull Gray Milk Paint by General Finishes and the top is stained with General Finishes Java Gel Stain. The whole piece is sealed with a top coat to protect the beauty. Love your products! It's all I will use for my furniture rehabs. Thank you for creating amazing paint." - Farmhouse Charm    

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!

Did you know that GF Gel Stain can be used as a Glaze? And that GF Glaze Effects can be used for inking? Lori of Woodcraft transformed this tired dresser by painting it a pretty turquoise and adding a glaze of GF Gray Gel Stain and accenting the details of the doors with Pitch Black Glaze Effects. Learn her technique at   Visit...

"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

"Duncan Phyfe Style Dresser by Dixie painted in General Finishes Patina Green Milk Paint and shadowed with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. The top has been stained with General Finishes Java Gel and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Sealed with GF Gel Top Coat." - The Shabby Shack    
"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    
"This may be one of my favorite pieces I have done. Top is Java (Gel Stain), bottom is Halcyon Blue, Seagull Gray & Van Dyke Brown Glaze." - Second Lives Second Chances    

"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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"This beautiful farmhouse table and four chairs have been completely restored and are ready for a new home! Painted and stained with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain." - Rome's Restorations

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.

What an astonishing transformation by Suzanne Bagheri of The Painted Drawer! She restored this piece using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain, Lamp Black Milk Paint, Gel Urethane Topcoat and High Performance Topcoat in Satin.

Read more about this dresser by going to Suzanne's blog post at

"Loving this custom piece with an open bottom and three drawers on top! This piece was done in the timeless colors of GF Antique White Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain. Has some slight distressing to show its age and was finished in 3 coats of High Performance Topcoat in Flat." - Painted Paradise - Antiques, Vintage, and Repurposed Furniture

"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!

"This dresser was very stubborn!! But she came through! She is painted in creamy Linen, Java Gel Stain, and top coat all by General Finishes. This piece would make the perfect addition in your foyer, bedroom, or kitchen!" - Blooming Hydrangea Co    
"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.

Boxwood & Brass painted this gorgeous piece in General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and refinished the top with Java Gel Stain.