"The Dodger Championship Trophy. I really like working with browns, no matter which ones you choose they just go well together. This is General Finishes Gel Stain Java, Prairie Wheat, and New Pine." - PhilsBoards
"I had to remove a few old layers of paint to start with (not an easy/fun task). After hours and hours of removing paint I had to finish it all off with a good sanding the top to the bare wood. After that a good cleaning. Then on to paint and stain. Katie chose java gel for the top. And for the body she wanted white so I used...
"Another twist on the US Flag. This time with my boys last name making up a stripe using General Finishes Java Gel Stain. The rest of the stripes are Georgian Cherry. Love this combo."
"Not every design has to have 20 colors to produce an impact! General Finishes Prairie Wheat (straight from the can) and Java with drops of Mixol black #1 and red #10 to achieve the color scheme." - Boards By Brent
"These ones took a few tries to get all of the details tied in and the design perfect but they were well worth the work! They came out awesome! General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stain, Varathane cherrywood acrylic paint used for orange and blue." - 208 Boards & Bags
"This non-traditional American flag is on a maple deck with a tournament style inset frame. Colors are hand stained in General Finishes Java and Georgian Cherry Gel Stain. On the frame sides it reads "The United States of America" and "One Nation under God". There is an eagle and stars emblem on the end and "1776" on the leg brace." - Walter Wood Works
"When you and your family are all about maximizing your summer fun you get a set of boards that has a little bit of lake life and a little rzr action. If you want to see my process on how I stained this set check out my stories highlights . Thank you @cam.carrico for having me create this beautiful set for you guys!
mixolusa (9,99,10) General Finishes Gel Stain (ash grey, Java, antique walnut, black) Burly Bags (impeccable mad stitching skillz)" - 208 Boards and Bags
"Talk about HANDSOME!!!
This table is a treasured family heirloom of Christina and her family. Originally belonging to her great great grandma! To say the pressure was on was an understatement!
We decided to remove all of the veneer on both shelves since it was VERY damaged. Sanded it all down, treated it with a coat of General Finishes Pre-Stain Conditioner since the shelves are made of a different wood than the legs. I needed all the help I could get to get the stain to go on nice and...
"Holy moly was this a big project! Stripping these babies down, getting in all the nooks and crannies, pre-stain treatment, 3 coats of stain and 3 coats of top coat... to reveal the fresh new look for this custom bed frame. Stained in General Finishes Java and Black Gel Stains, top coated in Arm-R-Seal."
"General Finishes Gel Stain Java, Prairie Wheat, and Prairie Wheat mixed with a tad of Georgian Cherry. Probably my top 3 favorite stains."
"Talk about elbow grease! Nicole knew her bedroom set had some great bones and it was SOLID wood but she wanted a color update with it. After sanding it down completely to bare wood I used the General Finishes pre-stain conditioner to help it stain more evenly and then stained it in a custom mix of General Finishes Java and Black Gel Stains and finally sealing it in 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal to protect it for years to come!" - Upcycling by Amy
Talk about a transformation! This beautiful oak chest has been a sentimental piece to my clients family for the past several decades. Last refinished in the 70’s it was time for it to be given a new life and I think we nailed it!
The top and top three drawers were stained using a custom blend of antique walnut and Java gel stain while the body was painted in...
"Talk about a transformation! This beautiful oak chest has been a sentimental piece to my clients family for the past several decades. Last refinished in the 70’s it was time for it to be given a new life and I think we nailed it!
The top and top three drawers were stained using a custom blend of Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stain while the body was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black for one of my favorite color combinations! All new hardware complete this mega transformation!" - Nap Time...
"Refinished in my new favorite green Westminster Green, by General Finishes and General Finishes Pitch Black Glaze added. Top stained in General Finishes Java Gel stain with multiple coats of GF Gel Topcoat for durability." - Keri Traditional Designs
Making a color palette for all my favorite gel stains from Maple plywood cut outs
GF Gel Stains: Java, Gray, Black, Nutmeg, Georgian Cherry, Prairie Wheat, Candlelite, New Pine, Antique Walnut
Video on making this set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWEKxNveSZk
Every once in awhile I’ll make a set that I can’t help but shake my head at and say I can’t believe I made this. This is one of those sets. Using 5 different shades of stain and several layers of stencils I was able to create a piece of art with depth.
From darkest to lightest
General Finishes Gel Stains in Java, Antique Walnut, Minwax Aged Oak and General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain mixed with a little Varathane cherrywood.
Shout out to General Finishes and mixolusa for having top notch products to helpme achieve great colors and execute designs like this!!
"The River Wedding set. Enjoyed creating this wedding set with a desert river theme. Used General Finishes Java, Antique Walnut, Prairie Wheat, and New Pine Gel Stains for this desert mountain scene. Paint over stain for the letters and cactus." - PhilsBoards
"Gorgeous, vintage, mahogany chest of drawers. This Duncan Phyfe style piece also boasts a bow front. This piece was updated using General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White, with some light distressing. The top was sanded bare and re-stained with General Finishes Gel Stain in Java, then sealed with their High Performance Topcoat in Flat. The original, Hepplewhite style pulls were left as is."
"My clients messaged me about this desk that has been in the family for a long time. She wanted to keep it in the family for even longer and to bring it new life with a beautiful new paint and stain.
Top in General Finishes Java Gel Stain and body painted with GF Snow White. With this new lease on life it should be in the family for generations to come." - Ray's Refurbishing
Java and sealed with Arm R Seal satin. Scuffed sanded the veneer top. Stain applied with a foam brush and wiped it back and I did get some lines… so my final coat was a thin amount of the gel with a roller (more of a paint method) and it turned out beautiful. Some areas did pick up slight texture from the roller, but nothing offensive or anything that I would try to fix.
"Another project down, finished and delivered this Dry Bar and Dining table! Finished in a 50/50 mix of Seagull and Empire gray by...
"This set may have been one of the most difficult in how many steps it took to create and how much time I spent on it, but I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.
I used General Finishes Gel Stains (Java, Ash Gray, American Oak) along with New Pine that was mixed with Mixol tints. Greens, blue, and violets got me to the perfect colors!" - Greg's Boards and More
"How cute is this little nugget I redid for a custom order? This is a family piece but had seen better days and had been stored in a basement not feeling the love.
After a good sanding, the base was painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Blue Moon and Lamp Black to custom match some wall art the customer had. The top has been stained in a custom mix of General Finishes Java and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. We sealed the whole piece, added new ceramic knobs and new wheels since one of the...
"After a good sanding and cleaning it was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and the top was stained in General Finishes Java Gel Stain.
I used my classic #hardwaresoup to clean up the original hardware and top coated the entire piece. " - Upcycling by Amy
I am just in love with this finish piece. The top and top 3 drawers done is Cinnamon Dye Stain and Java Gel Stain
"How cool is this old desk! It was in pretty rough shape when we got it but it cleaned up beautifully! They took the main structure of the desk and added a new bottom, the side shelves, and a new top! Such a great idea and is going to look great in its new space! We refinished this piece in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain. Gorgeous!!" - Duke Interiors and Restoration
"Another beautiful piece transformed into a gorgeous and elegant black antique cabinet! Lamp Black, Reverent Gray (inside) Java Gel (inside bottom cabinet) Flat water-based top coat - all General Finishes products." - The Picket Fence
"After removing layers of yellow crackle paint we uncovered the beautiful original wood grain! Our client then chose to layer General Finishes Java Gel Stain over Antique Walnut Gel Stain to give this entryway table a show-stopping new look!" - Moses Restorations
We've been playing around & having fun here! This in-house...
"It literally took me two mornings to remove the damaged veneer on the top. Don’t you love the woodgrain? General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Restore-A-Finish on the top drawer.
p.s. I always clean and recondition the drawers with furniture salve or beeswax. Sometimes I line them with beautiful wallpapers. It’s all about details." - Furniture Story
"Whew... this might have been my longest running project to date .Lori asked me to refresh her secretariat and honestly, from the picture, it didn't look in too bad of shape but if you zoom in you can see all the crackle texture on the finish that all had to be stripped off with chemicals and then sanded down. The outside was stained in a mix of General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed in Arm-R-Seal. The inside was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and...
"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...
"8 pine chairs stripped, sanded, stained with General Finishes Java Gel Stain and finished!" - HoneyWood Restorations
"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
"Well, isn’t this a bright ray of sunshine!?! Love yellow, isn’t a color I often do. I think this would look cute with black and white accents, or teal… I pretty much like everything with teal.. Refinished in all General Finishes products! Harvest Yellow Milk Paint, High Performance Water Based Topcoat and Java Gel Stain!" - Jess's Mess Designs
"The craftsmanship of this table was amazing for as old as it is. We’re not sure how old it is but believe it’s at least late 1800s or earlier! It was stripped and sanded to raw wood, leaving many of the original imperfections and stained using General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Enduro Poly for protection." - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration
Loving this custom built dining table by Northern Roots Woodworking.
12’x4.5’ white oak
Stain: General Finishes Java Gel Stain
Topcoat: General Finishes Enduro-Var II
GF Enduro-Var II is an oil-modified, ambering, water-based topcoat. So get the look of an oil based topcoat with all the benefits of a water based product. Learn more in this video: https://generalfinishes.video/ENDURO-VAR-II-...
"This color combination will never grow old. It’s such a timeless color!! This table, 4 chairs, and bench seat was refinished using General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain. It’s ready for it’s next 20 years of life in it’s beautiful new colors!"- Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration
"It’s no secret that navy & gold is one of my favorite combos, so you know I was excited when my customer chose those colors for her heirloom china cabinet. This special piece has been in her husband's family and they love it, but the dated orange finish didn’t complement their beautifully decorated home. One thing that was important to my customer, is that we showed off some of the wood and stain it in a less orange, more brown finish. We decided to paint the body, and then refinish the...
"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...
"Redesigned in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Java Gel Stained drawers and top that were also washed in Lamp Black to give a dark rich tone. New gold handles and gold legs add a sleek, modern look." - Just a Touch of Paint
"Some customs come through these shop doors and I just wonder how did I get lucky enough to work with this? Donna's chair is one special piece, loaded with history...full of stories...truly unique.
We stripped some old paint away, filled some holes, reinforced some joints, and glazed the details with General Finishes Java Gel Stain...now WOW, there she is again!" - Coat of Charms
"Totally craving a latte and some dark chocolate when i look at this combo of General Finishes Linen Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain! This big triple dresser got a desperately needed fresh look with new modern hardware.
I told my client at first that I was hesitant to refinish the veneer top because of some damage to it, but I’m so glad she asked me twice! I got over my fear of sanding veneer for fear of burning through it down to the MDF and it did NOT disappoint! So glad i did it! Look at...
"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 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