"This table was a HUGE undertaking. Not only is it super heavy to move around but it is ginormous!! After a full day of sanding we painted the base in Mélange Artisan Mineral Paints Jett Black and sealed it in General Finishes High Performance Topcoat.The top was a bit tricker having to custom match the stain on the existing chairs and bench they bought off line. It took several attempts and several combinations but I think we nailed it with a mix of General Finishes Carbon Gray, Antique Walnut...
When I first started refinishing, all I knew about stain is that it is watery and messy. I did research and came across a gel stain created by...
"I’m totally in LOVE with how this table turned out!! The based is painted in General Finishes Coastal Blue distressed, and topcoated. The top of the table got a complete refresh with GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain and topcoated. The new glass Top Knobs matches other hardware for this client in her new home. Love love love!!" - Soleil Furnishings
"This table was completely sanded down with the top being stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains. The base was then painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and sealed in their High Performance Top Coat." - Upcycling by Amy
Can’t say enough about these! That grain pop, compliments of General Finishes Antique Walnut…so original and downright cool!"
"These mountain scenes are becoming a hit! Love the Idaho bags as well! General Finishes Black and Antique Walnut Gel Stains never disappoint!" - Eason Boards
"Lamp Black & Antique Walnut Gel Stain never disappoints. Sealed with High Performance Topcoat in satin." - Angela’s Attic
"This gorgeous dresser that was completely stripped down, sanded and re-stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed in a satin finish." - Upcycling by Amy
"I pulled up my big girl pants for this one guys…my client wanted to pass this 1947 Lane cedar hope chest down to her son that her husband had purchased after he got out of the military. And to increase the stress level - no paint. It was damaged almost beyond repair having sat in her garage for decades with major veneer damage, mildew, water stains and a bunch of other problems. This transformation makes me so proud. I took my Festool and was able to sand back down to bare wood on the veneer....
"Beautiful Kroehler mid century dresser redesigned in General Finishes Reverent Gray Milk Paint with Antique Walnut Gel Stain drawers. Gold accents between drawers add a little bling!" - Just a Touch of Paint
"Mid century nightstands. Perfect size and redesigned in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Sealed with GF High Performance Topcoat to protect the top surface. Solid brass handles give these a little extra shine."
"After LOTS of sanding, we cleaning the set up and primed the chairs and base of the table and painted it in General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint and the top of the dining table is stained in GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Since dining tables take so much punishment I made sure to give it plenty of coats of Arm-R-Seal to protect it for years to come." - Upcycling by Amy
"This gorgeous bar just went home! I cleaned, sanded it and coated it with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and topped with satin High Performance Topcoat. It’s a completely new piece and ready for another life!" - Soleil Furnishings
"Love a good before-and-after. The off-white is a custom mix of General Finishes Snow White and Antique White. The gray is General Finishes Gray Gel Stain with a light wash of Old Barn Living weathered stain." - Market House Restorations
"Who doesn’t love a little tea cart. What a lovely transformation she is! My client chose the colours Harvest Yellow & Snow White Milk Paint by General Finishes to compliment the beautiful Sunflower Fields transfer by Prima. GF’s Antique Walnut Gel Stain gives the top and wheels a beautiful, rich tone to the wood." - Angela’s Attic
"We used General Finishes Coastal Blue, a beautiful navy, for the bodies. I did very intentional distressing on the hard edges of the base and used Liquid Leaf in brass to recreate the original gold on the legs. For the tops, I started with General Finishes Water Based Stain in Walnut as my base and then layered paint and stain by dry brushing as well as paint washes. I used Dark Chocolate, Cardamom, Snow White and Antique White Milk Paint as well as more Walnut and Antique Oak stain. The...
"Unique United mid century dresser, featuring a curved top, solid brass handles, and gorgeous accent cutouts on drawers. Redesigned in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain on top and drawer, complemented by a Lamp Black milk painted frame." - Just a Touch of Paint
"Life is too short not to redecorate. General Finishes Linen Milk Paint, Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Winter White Glaze Effects and Annie Sloan Antique Gold
gilding wax." - Becca Doing Things
"This poor piece really has seen some stuff... between contact paper, a broken door, broken handles, a burn on the top etc. But I knew it deserved another shot! I gave it a good sanding, cleaning, removed the contact paper, repaired the broken door, and removed some of the broken trim detailing. Gave it some good primer and painted it in General Finishes Reverent Gray Milk Paint . The top, although not perfect, was so pretty that I knew I wanted to stain it. Stained it in GF Antique Walnut and...
"Full reveal time for this handsome, blue devil! Every drawer had veneer damage and loose veneer so I decided to remove it all with a paint scraper, moisture and heat. I only stabbed my wrist once and it was enough for a tetanus vaccine. After a good sanding and patching some holes I painted the dresser in a custom mix of General Finishes Costal Blue and Blue Moon and the legs are stained in GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The whole piece is sealed and new hardware has been added!" - Upcycling by...
Before and After GF Gel Stain!
"Recent commissioned piece for a client. Grandmother’s buffet needed a new look for their new house. The top is sanded down and finished with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and satin topcoat." - Virginia Vintage Interiors
"This piece was in need of a good facelift but otherwise in good shape. For the top I removed the chipping bad veneer and freshly stained it in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. I also gave the legs a fresh coat of the same stain. For the body I used General Finishes Reverent Gray. Hardware was left original to the piece." - Ray's Refurbishing
"Before vs. After! Antique Walnut Gel Stain by General Finishes for the win every single time!" - Sugar Creek Furnishings
"This Jacobean style cabinet is heading off to its new home with a lovely new look thanks to General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain." - Amini Design Ashburn
"Isn't she lovely? This beauty turned out far better than even I was imagining. It took a few repairs, a whole lotta shellac, and more coats of paint than I cared to count. But, oh, was she worth it.
She was completely sanded down, using Varathane Dark Walnut stain on the top, the legs, and upper drawer front. Her body was paint in General Finishes Antique White, it is THE perfect creamy white. She was then sealed in High Performance Topcoat in a satin finish and all the hardware was rubbed...
"This buffet is just so fun! The top had some pretty severe veneer damage from water so we did some patching and puttying and sanded the whole piece down. Painted it a custom mix of General Finishes Westminster Green, China Blue, Emerald Green and Lamp Black, distressed it and sealed it in Dixie Belle Paint Company clear coat. The top decorative piece and top drawer were stained in GF Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed in Arm-R-Seal." - Upcycling by Amy
"This piece turned out beautifully in General Finishes Coastal Blue! When in doubt-navy! Finished with Winter White glaze/white wash. Top sanded and stained in Antique Walnut. Original hardware done in a matte nickel." - Kimberly Designed
"Top was sanded down and stained in a subtle whitewash to keep it light and natural then sealed. Body was painted and distressed with a mix of General Finishes Antique White & a touch Reverent Gray." - Elm Street Designs
"Did you know green is a neutral color? It has so much versatility! It made a huge impact on this antique bed.
Products used: General Finishes mix of Antique White and Basil, Winter White glaze." - Saved By Design
"This custom order dresser is all done!! It’s been painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray and the drawers were stained in Antique Walnut Gel Stain." - Designs by Willow Farms
"This cabinet was scored at a garage sale and it is STURDY!! After a good sanding the base was primed and painted in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and distressed . The top was sanded down to bare wood and stained in a combo of GF Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed in Arm-R-Seal. As the final touch I cleaned and painted the existing hardware matte black and sealed it in a matte top coat." - Upcycling by Amy
"This desk has definitely gotten quite the makeover!! We painted this in General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and stained the top in their Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The combination is amazing! " - Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats
"We refinished this with General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Antique White Milk Paint." - Painted Pieces
"This Drexel has been given a little bit of color!! Not sure exactly how I made this color, but it turned out so good that I’ve decided to keep it for myself!!! It’s a mixture of several General Finishes Milk Paints, and the drawers have been stained in Antique Walnut Gel Stain." - Designs by Willow Farms
"Beautiful Bassett 9 drawer mid century dresser...so much fun refinishing this piece. Drawers sanded and stained with General Finishes Nutmeg and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Top drawers finished with Burnished Pearl Effects for a shimmer of gold and bottom drawers finished with a green wash to create a rich brown color (many kinds of wood often tend to lean to red after sanded). All sealed with GF Enduro Clear Poly. Brass handles polished back to original shine." - Just a Touch of Paint
"These end tables were a custom order for my neighbor and her family. They were used by her parents for many many years and I feel so honored to be trusted with their little makeover! Painted in General Finishes Driftwood and stained in GF Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed in Arm-R-Seal for year and years of protection! "
"If I could sand all the time I’d be happy. I love instant gratification what can I say! Get a good sander and the best General Finishes stain and you’ll be addicted in no time!" - Sugar Creek Furnishings
General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain
"Finished up both of these beauties just in time for the holiday weekend. I always love the classic simplicity of General Finishes Antique White." - Blu Soul Design
Beautiful dresser in Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Blue Moon Milk Paint.
"These little oak dressers are one of my favorites to renew! The body was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black while the top and drawers were stained in a custom blend of Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains, the two pair perfectly together! New modern farmhouse iron hardware and ticking stripe drawer liners complete this transformation and have given this beauty a second life!"
"Beautiful solid wood buffet freshly painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray and the the top was sanded down and freshly stained in GF’s Antique Walnut Gel Stain the bottom three drawers were also sanded and stained Antique Walnut. Stained areas were poly coated and the rest was dark waxed for protection."
"This one needed some love so we gave it a really good sanding and cleaning. The outside was primed and painted in The Chippy Barn Magnolia paint and sealed. The drawers were stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and also sealed. I even sealed the insides of the drawers with Wise Owl Paint furniture salve!!"
"Always such an amazing feeling when someone hands me a family heirloom that needs to be updated and restored! So we together created a new look! The top, rests and front medallion were all sanded down to the original veneer and wood. I needed to color match the rests with Honey stain because the woods were different. The remainder of the piece was painted in General Finishes Antique White and then accented with brown wax to add an aged look." - Steener's Attic Refinished, Repurposed
"It's always amazing what a little time and paint can do! Updated using #GeneralFinishes Milk Paint in Antique White and Gel Stain in Antique Walnut."
"Beautiful bombe style dresser painted in General Finishes mixture of Antique White and a splash of Basil. The drawers were stripped down to bare wood. A little distressing and new hardware completed the look. So versatile!"
"I love a good before and after, don’t you?! My client’s brother made this for her back when he was in high school and she’s kept it all these years. Isn’t that the sweetest?! It’s gotten a darker and richer stain along with new glass pulls. This was a 70/30 mix of General Finishes Antique Walnut & Black Gel Stain. Finished off with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal in Satin."
"It’s really not very often you come across one of these so I wanted to give it my antiqued paint technique using GF Perfect Gray with Antique White distressing then added Van Dyke Glaze Effects to give it a little more age and sealed it in satin top coat!" - NB.Restorations
"Pretty little antique oak dresser completely refinished using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain with a High Performance Flat Finish. New ...
"A simple wood dresser underneath layers of latex paint, and some other kind of original stain. I could see it’s potential from the moment I saw it.
I peeled off as much of the latex as I could and sanded the rest (including the original stain). The grain that came out just made my heart so excited. I used General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain for the drawers and sealed with the Gel Topcoat. The frame was chalk painted using Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey. Even though I filled the holes before...