"I used mineral spirit right before applying the gel stain. Applied 2 coats of Ash Gray Gel Stain with disposable shop cloths (the blue ones). Sealed with Gel Satin Topcoat. I am not a person who works in the renovation field. I am an elementary teacher from the suburb of Montreal Canada. I benefited from your educationnal videos on your YouTube channel. Thank you!" - Annie Larivee
These DIY Lawn Dice are a perfect summer backyard activity!
"Eye catching nightstand set refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. The top has been sanded to raw and topcoated with GF Gel Topcoat in Satin. New gold hardware and metal feet for an updated modern farmhouse look." - Blue & White Living Home Decor
"Looking for something truly unique? How about a vintage liquor cabinet. This gorgeous piece has been refinished using General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint, top and front legs have been stained using kona gel stain with Gel Topcoat in Satin. Original hardware with key. Heavily distressed and sealed with dark wax." - Blue & White Living Home Decor
"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...
"This custom built bench is headed home. Painted it in a custom color General Finishes Blue Moon and Patina Green Milk Paint. The top was stained in GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed in Arm-R-Seal for protection.I love this color combo! So cute!!"
This is a simple segmented bowl that endevors to use the natural colors of the various woods to make an attractive package. The woods used are Purple Heart, Cherry, Olivewood, Mahogany, Padauk and Walnut. The bowl is 5" high and 9" in diameter at the top and is approximately 3/8" thick. The bowl was made in 2017 and contains 136 pieces.
- General Finishes Seal-a-Cell Clear and Gel Topcoat wipe on Urethane Satin
No question this is a beautiful buffet. With great carvings and detail work. And it has it's flaws; although quite minor and cosmetic.
I really wanted to embrace the British Colonial era, and I knew I wanted to focus more on the finish of the body, rather than the center image transfer.
I think, on this piece, the image transfer is secondary. And because of that, I choose to mute the image.
My aim when working on a piece of furniture is never to make it look '...
I fell in love with this piece and wanted to give it a modern spin, but keep the natural beauty of the wood.
I painted the body stain blocker and snow white milk paint. After sanding the wood I loved the natural wood and the different colors that showed with each drawers so I just sealed with with Gel poly and the ombre' wood colors came to life.
"Another black and wood beauty! I absolutely love this color trend and think it suits this buffet perfectly! I had so much fun playing around with the design when deciding which parts to paint and where to show off the wood grain. I think the end result looks super sophisticated and classy. The body is hand painted in General Finishes Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint and sealed with Annie Sloan black wax. The top was stripped down to raw wood then stained in a mix of Antique Walnut and Java Gel...
"This custom painted solid wood beauty just received a fresh new look! It was hand painted in General Finishes Rembrandt Red Chalk Style Paint with touches of Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint for shading. It is sealed with Annie Sloan clear and black wax. This was my first time trying Rembrandt Red, and I am in LOVE with this color. It's a sophisticated crimson with the perfect balance of brightness and depth. I love how well it pairs with farmhouse styling. The buffet top was stripped, sanded...
"This antique 1940's era solid wood Duncan Phyfe style dresser has been hand painted in a beautiful aqua color for a bright, fun new look. The custom color was created using blended layers of General Finishes Chalk Style Paints in Key West Blue, Bone White, and Summertime Blue to accent the beautiful bow front shape. It is lightly distressed on the edges and sealed with Annie Sloan white wax, clear wax, and black wax for shading. The elegant carvings on the sides are highlighted using silver...
"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
"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
"Newly reupholstered Queen Anne style chair, completely restored using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and wipe on polyurethane.
I thought the drawers for this dresser were a perfect candidate for something bold, like a colorblock. Unfortunately the dresser needed a lot of work before I could carry on with my vision. I rebuilt the top and sealed the body with General Finishes Stainblocker before painting it with Antique White Milk Paint. I used Lamp Black Milk Paint on the bottom drawers and refinished he rest of the drawers with Antique Walnut Gel Stain. I loved how it turned out and I can't wait to recreate this...
What an astonishing transformation by Suzanne Bagheri of The Painted Drawer! She restored this piece using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain, Lamp Black Milk Paint, Gel Urethane Topcoat and High Performance Topcoat in Satin.
Read more about this dresser by going to Suzanne's blog post at http://bit.ly/2vtjMrC.
"We had the privilege of refinishing some family heirloom pieces for a client. These pieces were sanded down and refinished using General Finishes Java Gel stain and sealed in their Gel Topcoat. Love how it highlights the wood grain!" - Painted Paradise - Antiques, Vintage, and Repurposed Furniture
Learn more about how to apply GF Gel Stain and Gel Topcoat to raw wood in this video: https://www.youtube.com/...
"Love the way this piece turned out! This one was chosen out of our current inventory and customised with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint. The top was finished with Java Gel Stain and Gel Topcoat. The whole piece was slightly distressed to fit in with our client's farmhouse decor!" - Painted Paradise - Antiques, Vintage, and Repurposed Furniture
"So excited to move this into my bedroom. Custom order for myself. Loving gel stain in Candlelite! First time using Gel Topcoat, love the sheen it provides. Frame painted in GF Milk Paint in driftwood. It's little brother is already inside the house patiently waiting." - Lily Pond
"Wanted to share a table I just did for a customer. She wanted a dark base and light painted top. I used all General Finishes products for this one. Java Gel and Gel Topcoat wipe on urethane for the base. The top is a base of Linen Milk Paint with a wash of Antique White and then glazed in Van Dyke Brown and sealed in High Performance top coat flat." - Home Sweet Vintage Painted Furniture
Check out this gorgeou Drop-Leaf Pembroke Table refinished by Woodcraft of Orlando patrons, Tim Fuller! Finished with Sand Shadow Shading and General Finishes Gel Topcoat! Great work Tim!
"I can't stop looking at how unbelievably gorgeous this kitchen and master bath turned out! I'm calling it 'Farmhouse Chic.' We painted, distressed, added picture molding to the ends for added detail and finished it off with new hardware." - For The Love of Furniture and Home Design
This phenomenal makeover was completed with General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and sealed with Gel Topcoat.
"This one is on hold but I thought I would share photos of her anyway. She's another beauty! When you paint (perfect) lines on furniture, it really doubles the time of your work, but the time it takes can be well worth it. She looks black but this one is a custom colour of General Finishes Coastal Blue and Lamp Black which turned out to be a dark navy colour. I really love it. Reminds me of ink and navy always looks dazzling next to brass. As a topcoat I used GF's Oil Based Gel Urethane Topcoat...
"Antique desk Refinished in black, with light distressing and a dark stained top! Original pulls with gorgeous aged patina! This desk was inspired by similar pieces that I've seen in high end furniture stores. I wanted to show that your home can be stylish and on trend for a fraction of the price by upcycl ing great pieces of furniture!" - Kristin Forbes
The following products were used for this project: Lamp Black Milk Paint; Java Gel Stain; Gel Topcoat in Satin; High Performance...
"This table was once light oak and outdated! The table and two captain chairs have been refinished in all GF products and transformed into a very chic and rustic Dining set!" - Kristin Forbes
The following products were used to complete this piece:
Lamp Black Milk Paint; Java Gel Stain; High Performance Topcoat in Flat; Gel Topcoat in Satin
Kristin entered this set into the DIY Upcycled Furniture category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest
Heather of the Modern Farmhouse refinished this dresser and entered this piece into the DIY Upcycled Furniture category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest. Her process in finishing the project was as follows:
- Sanded entire dresser
- GF Java Gel stained the top
- Hand painted With Custom mix of Patina Green and Snow White Milk Paints
- clear wax / Gf Gel Topcoat
"I had had my eye on this dresser for a few months. I could never get ahold of the seller so I gave up. Then a few months later it showed up for sale by another seller. I was so excited and snapped it up. It is a HUGE dresser! It would make a beautiful entry piece, or entertainment center. Painted in General Finishes Somerset Gold, glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and finished with a polyacrylic. The top has been stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and finished with GF gel...
"I made this table at the request of a customer to fit between two swivel chairs in a small space. The table was finished with one coat of General Finishes Nutmeg Gel stain, allowed to dry, then a coat of General Finishes Java Gel Stain, and finished with two coats of Gel Satin Topcoat." - John of John Harryman Designs
This piece was entered into the Woodworking category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest and won 3rd place.
2016 Design Challenge Entry - Professionals Upcycled Furniture
"A few handmade items stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The arrows were painted with General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood and Coastal Blue."
These 1970's Heritage side tables were freshened up with GF Chapin Gray Chalk Style Paint, Java Gel Stain, & Burnt Umber Glaze Effects by Suzanne Bagheri - The Painted Drawer Collection.
Check out http://www.thepainteddrawer.com/2016/09/1970s-heritage-tables.html
for all the details.
**GF Chalk Style Paint has been discontinued. Replace Chapin Gray with a custom mix of 2:1 Reverent...
"Painted with a pop of color in General Finishes Lime Green Milk Paint (box). The lid was refinished using Java Gel Stain (top). The body was sealed with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat (satin sheen). We sealed the top lid with General Finishes Gel Top Coat." - The Shabby Chicas located at Homestead Handcrafts
"This sweet little bench is heading with me to The Barn’s Fall Flea and Fair, as well! If you haven’t checked out The Barn (https://www.facebook.com/theyoderbarn/
) yet, please do! It is an amazing event filled with talented vendors in Iowa that will take place 9/16 and 9/17!! The bench was refinished using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and finished with GF’s wipe-on satin poly for an antiqued patina." - Vintage...
Mel & Mar Creations restyled this vintage cabinet with Lamp Black Milk Paint and Gel Topcoat with light distressing.
Learn How to Hand Distress General Finishes Milk Paint at http://youtu.be/DQilIHtFxpY
Find your favorite GF products at Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, orWood Essence and Lee Valley in Canada. You can also purchase GF products from any of the 31 Illinois JC Licht locations. NOTE: Woodcraft stores carry...
Michelle Bennet Warner of the Pallet Shed share this tantalizing hutch using the lovely Brown Mahogany Gel Stain. They finished the piece with Oil Based Gel Urethane Topcoat.
Learn Tips on Creating a Uniform Stain Color at http://youtu.be/J-9_c0Ku6zA.
Find your favorite GF products at Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, orWood Essence and Lee Valley in Canada. You can also purchase GF products from any of the 31 Illinois JC...
Turning Leaf Crafts share how wonderful some Gel Stain and HP Topcoat can revitalize a beaten chest of drawers!
They explain, "Before and after of the hope chest. General Finishes Candlelite Gel Stain and coated with High Performance Topcoat Satin!"
Learn How to Apply Gel Stain to Raw Wood and Apply Topcoat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGMJWz3mnEo.
"Your products are superior. Lamp Black Milk Paint for the body, High Performance Topcoat in flat for sealing, Antique Walnut & Nutmeg Gel Stains for the top, followed by 3 coats of the Gel Urethane. It turned out so beautiful, I had to keep it for myself!"
Dan Deering completed this fantastic kitchen transformation just in time for his girlfriend to return home from Florida. What an amazing surprise!
GF Products used: Java Gel Stain and Gel Top Coat
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DeDe of Designed Decor, GF's April 2016 Blogger of the Month, completed this amazing upcycled headboard turned bench! DeDe says, " I love the final results and I am now a HUGE fan of General Finishes products. "
The seat was stained with GF Gray Gel Stain and sealed with GF Gel Topcoat. The rest was sprayed with GF Queenstown Gray Milk Paint, accented with Winter White Glaze Effects and sealed with High Performance Topcoat in flat.
Get all the details of this project at...
DeDe of Designed Decor is GF's April 2016 Blogger of the Month and she created this amazingly beautiful decoupaged wallpaper dresser!
"I stained the top of the dresser using General Finishes Black Gel Stain and sealed it with the Gel TopCoat sealer. This was the first time I used the Gel TopCoat sealer and I really like how easy it was to use. I will be using it again. I covered over the stained top and sprayed the dresser using General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in Black Pepper. Once...
George Baumgartner refinished this lovely oak desk using one coat of General Finishes Brown Mahogany Gel Stain topped with three coats of Gel Topcoat Satin.
Stunning kitchen transformation by The Mix : M&MF by Tara K using General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Gel Top Coat. To learn more about the project, click here: http://bit.ly/1KTzJHY
Stunning transformation from Studio Paint_ of Fonthill, Ontario! The night tables were re-stained with General Finishes Java Gel Stain. All surfaces were in pristine condition so I started by preparing them for the Gel Stain. As recommended by the manufacturer I cleaned all the surfaces with a 1/2 water 1/2 denatured alcohol solution with an extra fine sanding sponge. I applied 3 coats of the Java to achieve this rich colour. After these surfaces were good and dry (I usually wait at least...
This lovely table top was refinished by Studio Paint_ of Fonthill, Ontario. The pine table was sanded and stained with GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain. For added durability it was then sealed with General Finishes Gel Topcoat.
The Painted Drawer_ refinished this classic yet stylish table. "I used General Finishes Dye Stain in Amber as a first coat. After the dye stain dried, I used General Finishes Gel Stain in Nutmeg over it. The result is really lovely. The amber dye stain peeks out from under the nutmeg and gives the wood dimension and a great play of color. After it cured for a few days, I used the GF gel topcoat, wipe-on urethane in satin. I love this product! It provides a fantastic durable finish and gives...
Can't get enough of this drop dead gorgeous tiger oak dresser top! It was refinished with GF Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Gel Topcoat by Studio Paint_ of Fonthill, Ontario.
Can't get enough of this stunning refinished table by Studio Paint_ of Fonthill Ontario! I used General Finishes Gel Stain in the Antique Walnut colour!! The perfect brown ever! I then tried a product I’ve never used before but have heard great things about, the General Finishes Gel Topcoat in Satin. It went on beautifully! I applied enough to make it look wet, let it dry and applied another coat! I really like the way it turned out!!
Goodbye, honey pine! Maria Anne restyled this charming coffee table with Java Gel Stain and Gel Topcoat in Satin for a sleek finish. Learn how to apply Gel Stain on bare wood vs. previously finished wood here: http://bit.ly/1kYVp8f
and Gel Top Coat here: http://bit.ly/1pDd2Q6
Laughing Abi Studio refinished this beautiful Mid-Century Modern Dresser with the help of General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Gel Top Coat. This project however was not without it's trials and tribulations. After staining, the drawers turned out splotchy. Abi figured out the issue and it sure turned out great! Learn the spot solution and get the details of this project at http://www....