American Oak

Another one of Grandpa’s pieces that no one wanted. (Insert sad face.) He had started the process and just needed some help to get this beauty back to her glory. She was in pieces, with the mirror and doors detached, and just hoping everything was there. It was! 

Multiple layers of rich color make this antique beauty come to life! A base coat of GF Lamp Black peaks out from under two layers of GF Somerset Gold, showing off each curve and carved details on the drawers and doors of...

"Totally in love with this buffet. I forget how much I love General Finishes Coastal Blue until I bring it out & put it on some oak! This lightly distressed around the details buffet is perfect for the holidays in a beautiful navy (Coastal Blue), with a nice top stained in General Finishes American Oak Gel Stain & sealed with GF Arm-R-Seal." - Flipping Fabulous    
"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    
"This little night stand was refinished using General Finishes products including: Seagull Gray Milk Paint & Gel Stain in American Oak. Light distressing gives this cheerful little piece loads of character. Available for purchase at Market Reneaux 1801 Government St. Ocean Springs, MS" - Indigo Lane Furniture    
This DIY Mulled Wine Kit by Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies is the perfect gift for the Holidays!   That beautiful aged wood look was achieved with General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Wood Stain. Get all the details of this project at    

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Professionals Upcycled Furniture

"In the end we will all become stories...

Missing drawers, layers of filth, a rotting leather top, and a rusty, pieced together sheet metal back were no match for me!

The leather was taken off.  Rusty back peeled away.  Empty shelves sawed out.  Hardware removed.  Thoroughly cleaned. Body completely sanded.  Drawers lightly sanded to preserve some patina.  

Antique Walnut gel stain by General...

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.

The Earthy Emporium restored this gorgeous oak table top to its original glory using General Finishes American Oak Gel Stain!

Artists Note:
-Gel Stain is originally engineered for raw wood surfaces, but it can be successfully applied to many existing finishes with the right preparation and application technique. 
-Gel Stain takes longer to dry between coats when applied over an existing finish and even longer when painted on without wiping away. Always test first and...

This stunning table was made from scratch by From Evija with Love and stained with General Finishes Gel Stains. From Evija with Love says, "...Then came the star of the show – Java Gel Stain by General Finishes. This would really bring the table together. I used some frog tape to get the lovely crisp lines and stained the top as I went along. To achieve the lighter shades I used beeswax and General Finishes Gel Stain in American Oak. As the letters were slightly damaged when they were sanded...

Chelsea's Creations says, "Went from very very dark to American Oak Gel Stain by General Finishes!" The seat cover is on its way! Have you seen all of GF's Gel Stain colors? If not, you can check them out here:

This star-studded rustic table was restyled by Back To Life Restoration & Home Decor! "This was done for a client of ours who wanted a rustic, western vibe so we gave her just that! We used the Gel Stains in American Oak & Java, and protected it all with High Performance (Top Coat) in a Satin finish, all products by General Finishes!" Did you know that you can layer Gel Stains to create new custom colors? Learn how in this video tutorial: ...