"To say I’m pretty proud of these chairs would be a huge understatement! These solid walnut Gunlocke chairs have been stripped of their old, thick, failing finish and stained in General Finishes Candlelight to match a dining table we did a couple of years ago. What a magnificent set and such a lucky find for my client!" - Newbac Designs    
"The White Oak used to make this dining set traveled half-way across the country from a custom sawmill in New York, owned and operated by Margaret Liebert’s father. The tree grew on their family farm and was milled by her father and her brother. She brought the wood back to IL and began searching for someone to turn it into a dining set. We are so honored that you chose us to make this special piece for you that can be passed down through the family for years to come. How wonderful it will be...
"It’s amazing what some fresh paint and stain can do for a really tired finish on a piece of furniture! This table was purchased in 1934 at a Stickley furniture store by my clients great grandmother for her daughter and husband, his grandma and grandpa, as a wedding gift.   The tabletop was stained in General Finishes Candlelight Oil Based Stain and I used Arm-R-Seal oil based topcoat for a durable finish. The base was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint with very...

Charming, charming and more charming! This sweet piece of my clients family history is done and has gone back home!

The entire table was stripped of its old finishes revealing several different woods used to build it. The legs and end panels are curly maple, a couple of the little feet are oak, the side panels where the sweet, handmade hinges are are walnut and the inside side panels are mahogany. The three tabletop panels are a mystery. It has the wood tone of red oak but not the...

This project is a combination of a tile top table and a portable coaster.  The tile was custom made at a local pottery shop.  The table was inspired by the splay-legged table by Garrett Hack.  The top and aprons are natural cherry. The legs are stained cherry.  General Finishes products were used to complete the project.  The wood conditioner and stain were straightforward and easy to use.  For the topcoat I found applying the finish with a foam brush and wiping the excess off with a cloth...

Old chair was sanded and stained with GF Candlelight oil based wood stain and painted gold.Finished w/ GF satin top coat.


Winner - Runner Up in Dye Stain Category of 2017 GF Design Challenge

"Love your stains. Recently did a dresser in an Annie Sloan mix but the top is the show stopper. I created a faux burl effect with a couple of your stains. It worked out fabulously. I used the water-based Orange Dye Stain first, then proceeded to use Candlelite and Java Gel Stains to aid in the burl effect!" - Tammy Sue of The Uppity

To achieve the teal-blue that has been created for the base, GF would recommend mixing Coastal Blue and Patina Green Milk Paint.

"Candlelight (liquid oil based) stain to the rescue on this antique drop leaf table. My client had it 'restored' and the water and heat damage was still visible. General Finishes products to the rescue!" - Amy of High Style Restyle   See all the details of this project at    
This drool worthy dresser from Modern Vintage_ was refinished with GF Candlelight Gel Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint. Very classy color combo!
Sweet and simple sideboard restyle in Antique White Milk Paint and a custom mix of Candlelite and Antique Walnut Gel Stains, courtesy of Drab2Fab! "It was sold this past weekend... We could have sold it 10 times over, and everyone asked what we used to finish it with!" Thanks for sharing!
Big congrats to Re-fab Home Furnishings on becoming a finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Design contest!! Re-Fab Home Furnishings says, "Our table finished in Lamp Black Milk Paint and Candlelite Gel Stain is one of our featured products when we were nominated and it helped push us through the judging."
Check out this angled table made by John Capo / Art to Life Productions. It was stained with General Finishes Candlelight Gel Stain and it looks amazing!
This beautiful boxy buffet was painted by Restored By Rachel using General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint with Candelite Gel Stain on the top and High Performance Top Coat in Semi Gloss. "I used the sample of black undercoat Sara sent with my order and it made the black so much more uniform and deep. I'll be doing that again!" -Rachel