Gel Stain

Great classic look in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain     
"Refinished walnut nightstand This piece is in beautiful vintage condition. It was sanded down and stained in Nutmeg by General Finishes. The piece was sealed for lasting protection."    
"I was trying to achieve the “Restoration Hardware” look. What do you think? This coffee table was sanded back to almost bare and then I applied General Finishes Gel Stain in Ash Gray. My first time using that color but will not be my last!" -     

I am drooling over these colors on this desk! Painted in Dixie BellAntebellum Blue, with light distressing. Top was stained in the beautiful Ash Gray gel stain from General Finishes

Framed out in GF Lamp Black Milk Paint and the middle boards were stained in GF Colonial Maple Gel Stain for a nice warm look.

Classic double chevron stained in General Finishes Carbon Grey Gel Stain and sealed in Arm-R-Seal    
"Can’t we just keep this one!? This gorgeous table is a custom order for a client. It was stained using General Finishes Ash Gray Gel Stain!"    See  all General Finishes paint and stain colors at https://generalfinishes.com/all-colors
"Gorgeous Dixie mid century dresser, redesigned in General Finishes Lamp Black and Nutmeg Gel Stain with middle drawers simply sanded and sealed with Arm-R-Seal so the wood grain design would stand out from the rest. Classic, elegant and one of a kind."     

"Refreshed in General Finishes Reverent Gray and for the newly sanded top we have lovely Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The hardware was also updated to antique bronze."

"We just finished up this absolutely gorgeous table for a client. We stripped this piece and stained it using General Finishes Ash Gray Gel Stain. These pictures don’t do this finish justice." - Belle Maison   Check out all GF stain and paint colors here: https://generalfinishes.com/all-colors
"This antique pew is absolutely breathtaking! Refinished using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain with a High Performance Flat Finish; the perfect finish for this character filled piece. Talk about the perfect entryway bench!"    
"He is pretty damn handsome!!! So thrilled with the final results on this Kroehler 8 drawer dresser. We opted to re-stain the top in Antique Walnut and paint out the base in General Finishes Driftwood. This piece is sprayed and the finish is flawless. We kept the original hardware but sprayed them matte black."    Check out our video "How to Spray Milk Paint" http://bit.ly/2GKCjZX
"These nightstands actually came from a vintage kneehole style desk! My friend Greg of The Furniture Fix split the desk apart and installed a reclaimed oak top on each side.   They were refinished using Brushable White Enamel tinted to Antique White by General Finishes. To age them a bit, I applied Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The reclaimed oak tops are stained in Antique Walnut and sealed with High Performance Satin."    Check out GF's full video library for product overview and how...
"Lane cedar chests are my most favorite pieces to revive! The second I saw this chest for sale I knew I was going to remove the bottom and add tapered wood legs and I couldn’t be happier with how it updated the look. I used a combination of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint. It seemed a little boring to me so I decided to add some fun stripes. The original hardware and lock were painted gold to complete this transformation!"     
"Perfectly, yet plainly elegant mid century Lane cedar chest, which would also be an amazing pop of color as a bench. This beauty was painted in General Finishes Gulf Steam Blue, complemented by Java Gel stained top and legs (and it has a key!)" - Just a Touch of Paint   See all General Finishes colors here: https://generalfinishes.com/all-colors
"I've had this desk lingering around in my storage area for over a year! It was finally the right time to let this retired library desk shine ✨!! Sanded down and painted in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and the top was stained in a custom mix of Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed!! Such simple, clean lines and so timeless!!" - Upcycling by Amy   See all GF stain and paint colors here: https://...

Colonial Maple Gel Stain

Custom Mix Dixie Bell Gravel Road + In the Navy

"Remember this silver painted buffet we showed you a few weeks ago…well, we restyled and refreshed the buffet into a classic look using General Finishes Linen Milk Paint and General Finishes Java Gel Stain. SOLD within 2 hours of posting on-line!!" - The Shabby Chicas    
"This cabinet is a beast! I love these old pieces! It was a handmade family heirloom that we sanded down to raw wood and applied General Finishes White Gel Stain. We then sanded it back giving it a nice worn beachy look and highlighted the grooves with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. We also added feet making this cabinet more then 9’ tall! It turned out beautiful! The picture doesn’t do it justice!!"     

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...

"Most of you know my tastes tend to lean more modern with straight lines. However, I have so much respect for curvy furniture because I know how hard it is to make. These curvy gals are stunning Drexel pieces from the 1960s. They are in phenomenal shape, so well made and with their modern update I hope they will be loved for a long time. Hope you're having a great day. ❤️" - Boxwood & Brass   General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint & Java Gel Stain    
Beautiful table makeover with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and a custom mix of Persian Blue and Driftwood Milk Paint by Art is Beauty    
"Latest gorgeous mid century dresser. Love this style! Refinished with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain on top and drawers and Lamp Black Milk Paint to accent. Perfect combo to make those brass handles pop!"  

White Gel Stain Table Top

"I think this one goes down in the books for epic before/after. I ended up popping off the drawer fronts and was left with THE most fabulous old wood. I bought site unseen and almost dragged it to the curb when I brought it home :/ GF Gel Stain rub down :) ✔ THAT off the list!"  This look was achieved with General Finishes Candlelite and Java Gel Stains and Pitch Black Glaze Effects to give a deeper black tone to top and sides.    

I also used General Finishes gel stain in Ash Gray for the top. I love love love this gray stain! Every other gray stain I’ve tried has gone on blue. This one actually went on a warm gray and neutralized the red orange mahogany. I will definitely be looking for more pieces to use this stain.

"Very unique, solid and well built Kroehler mid century dresser or buffet. One of a kind wood petal accents surrounding brass knobs are unusual and so cool! Solid brass swing handles are the bling on General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint top drawers, as well as the frame, with Java Gel stained bottom drawers."   See all General Finishes colors here: https://generalfinishes.com/all-colors

This beautiful mid century modern dresser was manufactured by West Michigan Furniture Co. right here in Holland! I found this in the attic of a home that was being torn down, I am so glad I was able to rescue it.

The top and drawer fronts were stained in General Finishs Antique walnut gel stain and the remainder of the body painted in lamp black, one of my favorite colors combinations. New more current hardware was added to complete this transformation.

White Gel Stained dresser top - raw wood

"This custom dresser needed a lot of love and repairs but we brought her back to life! Painted in one my most popular color combinations, General Finishes Coastal Blue and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The original hardware was painted gold and beautiful floral liner was added to the drawers."   
"Totally in love with how this buffet turned out! Refinished using General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint. A striking yet classic combination."     

Soon to be shelves in Ash Gray Gel Stain

"Antique 4 Drawer Dresser. This beauty is solid tiger oak and is beautiful inside and out - hard to believe its from the 1930's. Has been refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black and Java Gel Stain. The whole piece has been sealed with a satin poly with original hardware painted in antique copper." 

"Did something a little different because variety is the spice of life, right?! Loving how this super sleek and moody piece turned out! The contrast of the petite knobs that coordinate with the (practically indestructible) Formica top are simple yet oh so elegant. Color~ General Finishes Gel Stain in Black and sealed with 2 coats of Arm-R-Seal Gloss for clarity and a final coat of Satin for a beautiful subtle glow✨"   
"This sweet Antique Half Moon Table is ready to go back home! This antique table holds a special place in my client's heart as it belonged to her mother. She wasn’t looking to change it but definitely wanted to bring it back to life. We completely refinished it with General Finishes Antique Walnut and a custom tinted High Performance Satin finish. A perfect match to the original look!"     
"This lovely antique commode was in phenomenal shape and just needed to be cleaned and refreshed. The top was sanded and stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut (Gel Stain) while the body was painted in General Finishes Perfect Gray. I then distressed the piece some and added dark wax for contrast and protection. I also gave it new antique bronze hardware."  
"Look at that wood grain! I know that stripping and sanding a piece does take that extra time, but I absolutely love a stained top. This is General Finishes Java Gel Stain, my go to stain. This is one coat, I might add another coat, but I know once I put the satin topcoat on then it will get richer." 

"Custom Ash table top with General Finishes Ash Gray Gel Stain and custom bench to fit in the corner. The clients had a great vision... table and banquette were custom built just for them and that space." 

Great example of GF Java Gel Stain on raw wood!

 

Tutorial Video from GF: http://bit.ly/VideoGFGelStainOnLargeSurface

"This was one of those pieces that I knew immediately could not be made better with paint. It was a light stain. It was, up close, pretty beat up. But it had fantastic bones and details! Stripped, sanded, filled and stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut (Gel Stain). It’s a long exhausting process! But worth it in the end♥️" 

"This is one of those pieces that reminds me I really ❤️ what I do. This dresser was a gift from my clients grandfather when she was a young girl. And while it was pretty beaten up she just couldn’t stand to part with it. So she asked me if there was anything that could be done to bring this sentimental piece back to life and I was up for the challenge!   After several repairs I started by sanding down the pine top and staining it with General Finishes Java Gel Stain. The body of the...
"This adorable secretary was picked from my inventory to be renewed and I am so glad my client picked one of my favorite colors! I started by staining the bottom a few shades darker using General Finishes Java Gel Stain while the top was painted with Persian Blue on the outside and Antique White on the inside. New catalog pulls and drawer liners that depict french address labels are the prefect final touches on this transformation!"     
Absolutely stunning desk by ReFind Design by Coco Clare!   "We refinished this Vintage French Provincial Desk in General Finishes Nutmeg with a hand rubbed finish."

"This beautiful antique dresser was passed down to my client from her grandmother. Over the decades it had been painted several times and landed on a 70’s avocado green. Their dream was to have this special piece restored and hopefully showcase the beautiful wood hiding underneath the many layers of paint. First we completely stripped the piece to bare wood then stained it with General Finishes Nutmeg (Gel Stain). Finally we finished it with a rich, hand rubbed oil based satin finish. Check...

"They call this color “Perfect Gray” for a reason! This 6 drawer dresser has been refinished using General Finishes Perfect Gray and Java Gel Stain on the top."     
"This solid oak antique dresser is sure to make a statement in any home! Painted in General Finishes Coastal Blue with the top and two top drawers stained in Java (Gel Stain). New brushed brass hardware are the perfect compliment to this beautiful deep rich navy. Floral fabric lines all four of the easy gliding spacious drawers."     

A classic combo on GF Snow White Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain on this MCM dresser 

Comparison of Carbon Gray and Ash Gray Gel Stain vs. Graystone and Graphite Water Based Wood Stain Vs. Driftwood Milk Paint 

Done in Fusion Soap Stone and Raw Silk. The piece is maple and I had to show it off so I decided to try General Finishes White gel stain and I am now a huge fan of the color.

"I fell in love with the last red one so much that I new this piece was getting the same finish. Now that she’s finished I have to say this one is a stunner!!! I’m so glad I chose the red, this piece needed a bold color. General Finishes Holiday Red with Van Dyke Brown glaze and Antique Walnut Gel Stain for the top and legs."