Gel Stain

"Coffee stations are one of the requests we get a lot. When we got this I knew it would make a perfect coffee station or wine bar. We refinished this in General Finishes Chapin Gray Chalk Style Paint and Gray Gel Stain." - Painted Pieces   Visit Painted Pieces at 126 South 5th St. Klamath Falls, Oregon to purchase your favorite GF products!    
"This hand built console is going home in about an hour! It’s new owner saw our other pieces we recently completed and couldn’t resist having his own piece done in General Finishes Gray Gel Stain with some hardware accents." - Kristin's Krazy Garage, LLC    

"My first time using Seagull Gray and I LOVE it! I also created a 'barn wood' effect on the tops using GF Black Gel Stain and GF Black Stain (water based) All top-coated in GF HPTC." - Sweet Pickins Designs

You can use GF Water Based and Oil Based products on the same project, just follow these guidelines:

Water over oil: let oil dry for a minimum of 72 hr...

"More fun detail shots of the console and end tables. Check out the smoothly planked and joined tops the hubs is able to make...he does an amazing job! Not to toot our own horn, but it’s quality work for sure! I stained the entire set in General Finishes Gray Gel Stain and we added some cool industrial style brackets and bolts!" - Kristin's Krazy Garage, LLC    
"I am completely obsessed with this gorgeous 1930's China Cabinet!!! Perfectly refinished with a General Finishes worn black gloss finish, Java stained interior, and striking original antique bass hardware. Classic and timeless, with a modern twist makes this a must have!!!" - ReFind Design by Coco Clare   Find your favorite GF products in the U.S. at Woodcraft, Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, or, in Canada, at Wood Essence and Lee Valley. You can also purchase GF products from any of the 31...

Stained kitchen cabinets - three coats of Antique Walnut followed by two coats of top coat (satin). Plenty of time to dry between coats.

Took over three weeks to do the project as did not have tons of space to do all the doors together.

Highly recommend the gel stain.

"A dear friend trusted my vision to transform this buffet I found for her... This oak buffet was painted in General Finishes Key West Blue [Chalk Style Paint] and distressed. The top received a faux wood look using layers of Antique Walnut Gel Stain, Key West Blue, and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The rusty bronze hardware brings it all together perfectly!" - Nap Time Creations

"Empire furniture has ALWAYS been a favorite of mine so I was so happy when my client asked me to give this piece a facelift! We started by stripping off layers of paint taking her down to the bare wood so that her new finish would be silky smooth. We stained her top in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and topped her with layers of HPTC for that glossy shine. Her body was painted in creamy Antique White Poly for a smooth satin finish." - Twig & Thyme Design

"This vintage Lane end table is sitting pretty with the help of General Finishes Coastal Blue (Milk Paint) and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Sealed for a slight sheen with HPTC in Satin." - Amini Design Ashburn    

"This farmhouse-style cabinet would be a perfect addition to any kitchen, dining room, or entryway. The doors are on tracks and slide open.
We refinished this with General Finishes Antique White and Antique Walnut Gel Stain." - Painted Pieces

"This cutie was in rough shape but now it really shines. We refreshed it with some detailed molding to dress it up, added a new base shelf and gave it a much-needed color update in General Finishes Black Pepper [Chalk Style Paint], Antique Walnut [Gel Stain], and HPTC in Satin for a subtle shine." - Amini Design Ashburn

"We sanded this vintage Broyhill baby down to raw wood and made her pretty again with General Finishes Gray Gel Stain from my fave local store NOVA Design and Build with HPTC in Satin for her shine. That grain looks a million times better now!" - Amini Design Ashburn

"How beautiful is this entertainment center? The top of this piece has been planked, stained, and sealed to protect. The body has been refinished in General Finishes Gray Gel Stain and glazed in their Pitch Black Glaze then sealed with their High Performance Topcoat." - Re-Luv'd Furniture    

"Stunning French Provincial Hammary Side Tables. Beautifully Hand Painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray/Snow White Mix and Java Gel Stained Drawer faces . Carvings were glazed in black and dry brushed in white to add a unique look and feel. Completely sealed in High Performance Top Coat." - Vintage Actually Decor

Lovely dresser painted in GF Queenstown Gray Milk Paint with an Antique Walnut Gel Stained top by Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats.    

Check out this amazing church pew transformation by Jenni at Roots & Wings Furniture LLC with GF Java Gel Stain and High Performance Topcoat in Flat. Learn more about this project by going to Jenni's blog at http://www.rootsandwingsfurniture.com/blog/churchpew.

"This vintage Lane side table has been renewed and given a second life! The top has been sainted in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stian and the bottom painted in a custom blend of Coastal Blue and Snow White Milk Paint, achieving this beautiful shade of navy." - Nap Time Creations

"My, oh my! This gorgeous Empire Dresser got a major makeover! The body and drawers have been painted in GF Linen Milk Paint and the top was sanded and stained with GF Java Gel Stain. I love the combination of these two colors." - Forgotten Treasures

"Refinished in General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint, a gorgeous light blue/green color, this dresser is truly unique! The top was stripped and stained in Antique Walnut with new hardware updating the look." - Flipping Unbelievable

"Just finished up this custom order! Absolutely love this combo of Antique White Milk Paint and New Pine Gel Stain by General Finishes" - Belle Maison

"We were thrilled to have the opportunity to refinish such a fine piece of furniture for a brand new baby! I love taking something so old and making it look brand new. This client-owned piece was refinished using General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain with accents in a soft pink and silver hardware. Such a sweet set for a baby girl!" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration

Stunning tiger oak quarter sawn antique dining table finished with General Finishes Black Gel Stain.   "This 100 year old table and I have been on quite the journey. A new client was in love with her recently purchased antique tiger oak table’s structure and bones, but not so much the orangish brown finish. She was hoping for a unique murky black finish with lots of pop from the figured wood. Together, my client and I learned that this oak table has a brown soul. Believe it or not, the...
Beautiful stenciled side side table in GF Antique White Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain by Kenzie Lynn Designs.    

"We are LOVING this antique piece turned modern farmhouse dresser! Refurbished in General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint with Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed with a satin topcoat for durability." - Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats

"This MCM nightstand set was picked from my available inventory and customized with General Finishes Milk Paint in Snow White with their Antique Walnut Gel Stain." - Redhead Refinishings, LLC

"Persimmon Bliss is finally making her debut. Doesn’t she exhibit natural beauty and warmth? She’s really going to be the focal point on her new home. We gave this china cabinet a two-toned finish using General Finishes, Java Gel Stain and Persimmon. A custom mix of Snow White and Lamp Black provided the perfect soft gray for the cabinet. We used both General Finishes High Performance Topcoat and Gel Topcoat in a satin finish to enhance its durability." - Gracefully Aged and Distressed    
"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!    
"Blues will forever be some of my favorite colors. I love this shade I created with a mix of General Finishes Coastal Blue, Snow White, Lamp Black and Klein Blue Milk Paints. A great color for this vintage table that really needed a makeover. I used Gel Stain in the color Java for the table top and sealed it with High Performance Top Coat in Semi-Gloss sheen." - Gravity Hill Furnishings    

"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

"I refinished this desk in my favorite color General Finishes Driftwood and stained the inside, top, and legs with GF Antique Walnut (Gel Stain). Everything is sealed with GF High Performance Topcoat-satin." - Painted Pieces  

"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.

Darling table in GF Linen Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain by Eight Hundred Furniture, LLC.   Eight Hundred Furniture is a GF retailer. You can shop for General Finishes products in Eight Hundred Furniture's antique booth on the second floor of Morgantown Market located at 2940 Main Street Morgantown, PA.    
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!    

"This custom transformation included the addition of a drop-down door/work surface for mixing up and serving cocktails. General Finishes Nutmeg Gel Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint are the striking combo so well suited for updating this sleek furniture style." - That FlippinFurniture Girl

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 coffee table is part of a custom painting project that just so happened to match up with the products that I won from the General Finishes in the Painted Furniture Before & After Facebook group earlier in the year. I used Lamp Black Milk Paint and HPTC in Flat for the base. Java Gel Stain and Arm-R-Seal were applied to the top. Cooper highlights were applied using a paste wax. All hardware replaced with new hardware from D. Lawless Hardware." - Rhona Dalton of This Life Goes On

"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...

Stunning one of a kind cabinet in metallics and framed with General Finishes Java Gel Stain.   "Loving how this cabinet turned out. Goodbye 1970's blonde oak, hello modern and metallic! Gold, rose gold, copper, silver, pewter, and metallic blue pop make the doors pop and give new life to this modern masterpiece." - Urban Farmhouse No5    
"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    

Happy St. Patricks Day! Today we are going to celebrating by featuring some of our favorite furniture pieces painted in green.

"Anybody have spring on the mind? We sure do! So we chose the perfect spring color for this credenza. We went with Emerald Milk Paint with a Java Gel Stain top." - Belle Maison

"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...