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 family heirloom is finished in General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain and sealed with Arm R Seal for a super durable finish that will last another 100 years." - Wood Junkies    
Absolutely stunning table refinished with GF Java Gel Stain and High Performance Topcoat by ReFind Design by Coco Clare.    
Fantastic dresser in GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain by Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats!    

"How sweet is this darling little desk?! We completed this look by fully stripping this baby down and smoothing out the imperfections. We used General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain for that rich brown color and Charles Neil Woodworking blotch control to keep the color nice and even. We coated everything in GF Arm-R-Seal for some extra sheen and durability." - Twig & Thyme Design

"What an amazing coffee table! I fixed this table for some friends and I'm told it bounced around in the back of a van for a while, before heading indoors to be a play table... Now it's updated and ready for new adventures!" - T-Spoon of Sugar

T-Spoon of Sugar completed this table with a fresh coat of General Finishes Candlelite Oil Based Gel Stain.

Here is a dresser painted in GF’s Seagull Gray. For the top, I used just one coat of GF’s Gray gel stain to give it a washed out gray look.
"We gave this piece a two-tone finish using General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint. It has been lightly distressed and sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in a matte finish. We completed the piece by adding new hardware and lining the 3 drawers with a durable coordinating fabric." - Fine Flipping    
"This beautiful solid mahogany buffet is a statement piece! Top refinished in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain to bring out the wood grain. Doors and drawer display the gorgeous tiger mahogany. General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black enhances the casing and woodwork. Original hardware with beautiful unique design completes the look!" - Redhead Refinishings, LLC    
"My regal gentleman is done. He was a true labor of love. He needed a ton of TLC before he could get his new coat of paint and stain. He is painted in Driftwood. The entire piece was sanded down to bare wood and stained in Antique Walnut. He was sealed in HPTC in satin. I can't say enough how wonderful it is to use." - Vintage Jewel    
Stunning credenza in GF Java Gel Stain by Naila's Nook!    
Java Gel

Painted orange builder grade oak bathroom cabinets with Java Gel thin layers with foam brush. Applied there coats of Java Gel followed by two coats of polyurethane. We did not use remove excess using rag method instead we used dry foam brush to smoothen the surface and spread any excess. As we applied very thin layer, we did not leave much excess gel stain on the surface to smoothen. It really takes 3 coats to have solid finish. The cabinets looked ugly after first and second coat - highly...

"Love, love, love this chair and table!!! Prep work is key to any piece we work on! This chair may have only taken me an hour to stain but sanding it took us over 7 hours!!! Both the table and chair were stained in General Finishes Java Gel Stain. The legs of the tables were painted a custom mix of Seagull Gray and Driftwood. Sealed all over in HPTC in Satin." - Designs by Willow Farms    

"This is made by BP John Furniture Co. right here in Portland, OR. This has been stained in General finishes Gray Gel Stain and glazed with their Pitch Black Glaze - then it's been sealed with their High Performance Topcoat for a lasting finish. Inside the cabinet are two sliding drawers and room for storage. The drawers have been lined with beautiful map paper. This piece would make an awesome bar or linen cabinet." - Re-Luv'd Furniture

"This antique beauty has a rustic, warm feel. The drawer fronts were stripped of their veneer to reveal the beautiful solid wood underneath and stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The top was sanded and stained to show the walnut grain. General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black enhances the sides and front casing. 5 dovetailed, solid wood drawers, for all your storage needs. The original hardware was enhanced with Spanish copper gilding wax. This is a very unique and...

"I am so excited with how this piece turned out! It needed some serious love when I found it, but now It's totally rocking the mid century vibe with this gorgeous new look! To achieve this look, I used General Finishes Enduro White Poly for the body and Nutmeg Gel Stain on the drawers and legs. The original hardware was updated with gold metallic spray paint. This was my first time working with the Enduro Poly and I absolutely love it and can't wait to use it again soon!" - FarmHouse Creations...
"My awesome customer who recently purchased my black farmhouse buffet wanted me to refinish her dining room table to match. I love the way it turned out! All General Finishes products were used. Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint for the base and Antique Walnut Gel Stain for the new wood planks on top. The base was sealed in High Performance Topcoat and the top was sealed with wipe on Gel Topcoat." - Home Sweet Vintage Painted Furniture    
"This beautiful girl is 100% GF products! Linen Milk Paint and a custom blend of gel stains... Black, Nutmeg and Antique Walnut. And of course HPTC in Satin to protect her new finish. Why not just use Java for a deep rich color? Because these older veneers love to pull red and that’s not the look I designed for my client. 
  "The drawers, doors and top were sanded bare prior to staining. A quick wipe of mineral spirits was also done to help my gel stain glide on more evenly. (I learned...

"We stained this lovely wood piece with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. We removed the old fabric-lined backing and added the beadboard painted with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint." - Fine Flipping

"My client's nearly 100 year-old antique dresser got an updated look! Frame in Driftwood Milk Paint and HP topcoat; dresser top and drawer fronts in Antique Walnut Gel Stain with Arm-R-Seal topcoat. It's looking pretty for the next 100 years!" - Trillium Park Designs    
Stunning waterfall dresser in GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain, Coastal Blue Milk Paint and satin High Performance Topcoat by Eight Hundred Furniture, LLC.    

"I love this walnut Bassett credenza... The frame was brightened in Fusion Mineral Paint Lamp White, sealed with non-yellowing Tough Coat. The top & drawers received Antique Walnut stain, General Finishes Black Gel Stain, sealed with High Performance Satin." - Flipping Fabulous

We absolutely adore these matching dressers by Painted Pieces! Refinished in General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain

"I'm in love with this set! We refinished these with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain. I used High Performance Top Coat in flat on the black and satin on the stain and it looks amazing!" - Painted Pieces    

Keepsakes Redefined gave this desk a sleek makeover using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain for the drawers and legs and Seagull Gray Milk Paint for the body.

"This walnut mid century modern style dresser has been updated and is perfect for those who like modern/minimalist style decor. Drawers were sanded and stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black, enhances the body. Original brass hardware cleaned that goes perfectly with the look." - Redhead Refinishings

"Our latest handmade piece is complete! If you dig Rustic Farmhouse Style, then this X-style coffee table will be right up your alley!

"This is very well constructed - quality wood and assembled with craftsman touches. Every inch of the piece has been stained with General Finishes Gray Gel Stain and coated with Arm-R-Seal Urethane Topcoat." - Kristin's Krazy Garage

"Heritage (Drexel) Mid Century Modern Credenza from the Perennian Collection

The original top was scratched and faded, so we restored using several colors of stain. The body was sanded bare, stained General Finishes Antique Walnut, Mahogany and New Oak Gel Stains to get the color combination that best matched the original color. Drawer fronts also stained a combination of General Finishes Antique Walnut, Mahogany and New Oak, to restore the pieces brilliant contrasting colors....

"This gal was saved and refinished with General Finishes Java Gel and Snow White Milk Paint with a Flat Out Flat top coat!" - Ever After Unique Home Decor and Furnishings    

"We used Java Gel Stain and a matte finish to create this beautiful driftwood appearance. The white paint has a teal saltwash beneath exposing the teal as if left in the coastal salt air. The Java Gel Stain was the perfect choice to compliment this coastal piece. So easy to work with and never disappoints." - KT Lyons Design

"Newly reupholstered Queen Anne style chair, completely restored using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and wipe on polyurethane.    

"This is a General Finishes custom mix of Nutmeg and Antique Walnut Gel Stain finished with their mega durable Arm-R-Seal Polyurethane. Knotty Pine never looked so good!" - Wood Junkies

"Trash to Treasure! We found this little tray while out hunting for treasure. We sanded and stained it with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. It will be the perfect addition to our ottoman." - Fine Flipping   Learn more about how to apply Gel Stain in one of GF's tutorial videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/GeneralFinishes    
Absolutely loving this MCM dresser in GF Gel Stain and a custom color mix of Patina Green, Halcyon Blue & Costal Blue by Painted Pieces!   Check out General Finishes YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/GeneralFinishes for tutorial videos.    
"Sharing a gorgeous curved front chest refurbished using General Finishes Lamp Black and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Thank you for making our favorite gel stains!!!!" - Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats  

Check out these two farmhouse bar stools - Simply Inspired by Mil completed these with Java Gel Stain with grain sack strips.

"This Sliding Door Media Console has been hand built with quality rustic alder wood throughout the entire piece (base, top, and doors). The top and doors have been stained with Java Gel Stain and the body is painted in Seagull Gray Milk Paint all by General Finishes. Of course, it also has multiple topcoats for protection! The natural wood features show beautifully on the stained wood as well as the painted wood." - Kristin's Krazy Garage, LLC

"We refinished this beautiful but well loved table using General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain and Antique White Milk Paint with Van Dykes Glaze plus completed their new Burress Amish chairs to match." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare    

Such a handsome mid-century dresser refinish by Kristin's Krazy Garage, LLC.

Kristin explains, "Using all quality General Finishes products, the drawers were stripped and restained in Antique Walnut Gel Stain and the body is painted in a custom color mix of Lamp Black and Coastal Blue Milk Paint to create a deep 'midnight blue.' Body and drawers given protective topcoats as well."

This pedestal-style table was refinished by VintagelessJules who restained with General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain.

"Early 20th Century oak commode restored to perfection using General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Wipe-On Poly in Satin finish." - Vintage Amour    

Loving these stunning tables refinished by Designs by Willow Farms.

"These Mid Century Modern Henredon Nesting Tables have been beautifully painted in General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint and stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Sealed all over with HPTC in Flat." - Designs by Willow Farms

"I have renewed several cedar chests over the years but none like this beauty. This extra long mid century modern cedar chest is simply stunning! I refreshed this gorgeous wood chest with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain, it allowed the beautiful wood grain to come back to life!" - Nap Time Creations   Check out more projects completed with GF products in the General Finishes Design Center at designs.generalfinishes.com   #generalfinishes #gfgelstain #antiquewalnut
"Queenstown Gray you are my new fav color!! This desk looks so handsome in these colors by General Finishes. Painted in Queenstown Gray and the top was stained with Java Gel Stain. Sealed all over with HPTC in Satin!" - Designs by Willow Farms    

"Awesome mid-century dresser refinished with General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint, Flat Out Flat Topcoat, Java Gel Stain and Arm-R-Seal Topcoat." - Virginia Vintage Interiors

This Basset Credenza was given new life with Snow White & Java Gel Stain, sealed with High Performance Satin. 

 

2nd Place Winner - MCM Makeover - 2017 GF Design Challenge

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"Early 20th Century oak commode restored to perfection using General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Wipe-On Poly in Satin finish." - Vintage Amour

I thought the drawers for this dresser were a perfect candidate for something bold, like a colorblock. Unfortunately the dresser needed a lot of work before I could carry on with my vision. I rebuilt the top and sealed the body with General Finishes Stainblocker before painting it with Antique White Milk Paint. I used Lamp Black Milk Paint on the bottom drawers and refinished he rest of the drawers with Antique Walnut Gel Stain. I loved how it turned out and I can't wait to recreate this...

These cabinets original finish was a pickled whitewash. We completely changed the look of the entire kitchen by applying 3 coats of java gel stain and three coats of General finishes satin polyurethane . This kitchen went from dated to modern and gorgeous !! These products never let me down.

 

Winner- Runner Up in Cabinetry(Paint or Stain) Category of 2017 GF Design Challenge

I knew that this piece was going to "get it" because the flat surfaces would allow me to really add so many extras I hadn't tried yet! I had just got a new color in, Abyss, by Wise Owl. I also ordered textured rollers from Artistic Painting Studio, along with some chrome foil and adhesive.  I started by stripping the top and sanding it down so I can apply General Finishes Java Gel stain.  The bottom of the piece got two coats of abyss chalk paint.  I then tried using the texture roller to...

Beautiful Empire dresser with delicate veneer, so a careful refresh was in order.  A light sanding and some Antique Walnut gel stain along with Arm R Seal to protect and its true beauty was brought back to the surface.