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General Finishes Java Gel Stain Does It Again! Anna Wilbur utilized General Finishes Java Gel Stain to completely transform her kitchen. It doesn't even look like the same kitchen.

General Finishes Java Gel Stain Does It Again!

Anna Wilbur utilized General Finishes Java Gel Stain to completely transform her kitchen.  It doesn't even look like the same kitchen.  It's so modern! Anna then sealed them off with General Finishes Satin Finish.  The results are top quality! 

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General Finishes Java Gel Stain Does It Again!

Bathroom Vanity Redecorated with Java Gel Stain Magenta And Lime made this bathroom vanity a real looker with General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Arm-R-Seal Top Coat. Check out Magentaandlime.

Bathroom Vanity Redecorated with Java Gel Stain

Magenta And Lime made this bathroom vanity a real looker with General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Arm-R-Seal Top Coat.  Check out Magentaandlime.net and get inspired to do your own project. We'd love to see your projects made with General Finishes products!

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Bathroom Vanity Redecorated with Java Gel Stain

Filing Cabinet Revival with General Finishes Java Gel Stain Heidi Martin used General Finishes Java Gel Stain to update an outdated oak filing cabinet. This shows that Java Gel Stain is for so much more than just kitchen cabinets.

Filing Cabinet Revival with General Finishes Java Gel Stain

Heidi Martin used General Finishes Java Gel Stain to update an outdated oak filing cabinet.  This shows that Java Gel Stain is for so much more than just kitchen cabinets. We'd love to see your projects made with General Finishes products! Tag us with #GeneralFinishes or share with us through our website or our facebook page. 

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Filing Cabinet Revival with General Finishes Java Gel Stain

Coffee Table Gets Classy with General Finishes Java Gel Stain We love the look of this coffee table done by Joe Stromski. He took General Finishes Java Gel Stain and used a sprayer to apply the finish.

Coffee Table Gets Classy with General Finishes Java Gel Stain

We love the look of this coffee table done by Joe Stromski.  He took General Finishes Java Gel Stain and used a sprayer to apply the finish.  He also used Enduro Pre-Cat to seal in that great color.  Joe is a local Wisconsite and we're so proud of his finished product!  Thanks for sharing Joe!

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Coffee Table Gets Classy with General Finishes Java Gel Stain

 What is the best clear finish to bring out the natural color and characteristic Oil and water based finishes do not mimic one another regarding highlighting the figure of the wood. Oil based products will generally achieve more color and definition.

What is the best clear finish to bring out the natural color and characteristics of the wood grain?

Oil and water based finishes do not mimic one another regarding highlighting the figure of the wood. Oil based products will generally achieve more color and definition. However, you can use certain products together to achieve your objective by using oils for color followed by water base finishes for clarity.

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 What is the best clear finish to bring out the natural color and characteristic

What pre-existing surfaces can I apply General Finishes Gel Stain (AKA One Coat . .

What pre-existing surfaces can I apply General Finishes Gel Stain (AKA One Coat Wonder) to?

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What pre-existing surfaces can I apply General Finishes Gel Stain (AKA One Coat

Creating custom glaze colors, pastel color washes and varnishing techniques A glaze is a small amount of colorant carried in a clear base (such as Clear Glaze Effects or High Performance Top Coat), and a color wash is a small amount of colorant carried in a white base (such as Whitewash Waterbased Wood Stain or Winter White Glaze). .

Creating custom glaze colors, pastel color washes and varnishing techniques

A glaze is a small amount of colorant carried in a clear base (such as Clear Glaze Effects or High Performance Top Coat), and a color wash is a small amount of colorant carried in a white base (such as Whitewash Waterbased Wood Stain or Winter White Glaze).

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Creating custom glaze colors, pastel color washes and varnishing techniques

Spray Your Finishes for Faster Production Time! As The Distressed Fleur De Lis commented, "#GeneralFinishes Milk Paint can be used in a sprayer so I thought I would give it a try. It turned a 2 hour paint job into 15 minutes! Definitely a time saver!" And Mamye from The Distress Fleur de Lis is right! So what sprayer should you use?.

Spray Your Finishes for Faster Production Time!

As The Distressed Fleur De Lis commented, "#GeneralFinishes Milk Paint can be used in a sprayer so I thought I would give it a try. It turned a 2 hour paint job into 15 minutes! Definitely a time saver!" And Mamye from The Distress Fleur de Lis is right! So what sprayer should you use?

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Spray Your Finishes for Faster Production Time!

It depends on your objectives; do you want a clear finish, fast dry time, interior or exterior use, a certain sheen, want to spray, etc. ?.

What Top Coat Should I Use?

It depends on your objectives; do you want a clear finish, fast dry time, interior or exterior use, a certain sheen, want to spray, etc.?

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Be Careful What You “Wax” For Should I use a topcoat or a wax over my paint or stain finish? The GF gang gets this question all the time. .

Be Careful What You “Wax” For

Should I use a topcoat or a wax over my paint or stain finish?

The GF gang gets this question all the time.

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Be Careful What You “Wax” For

How black is General Finishes Corporation's Lamp Black Milk Paint? Well it is BLACK, not grey, not charcoal, just black. On a history note, Lamp black was traditionally produced by collecting soot, also known as lampblack, from oil lamps.

How black is General Finishes Corporation's Lamp Black Milk Paint?

Well it is BLACK, not grey, not charcoal, just black. On a history note, Lamp black was traditionally produced by collecting soot, also known as lampblack, from oil lamps. Thank goodness you don't have to do that anymore, just pour General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint from the can!

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How black is General Finishes Corporation's Lamp Black Milk Paint?

The answer is no, General Finishes Milk Paint does not require sealing, especially for lower use pieces such as a coffee table. General Finishes Milk Paint is a high tech mineral based paint created using modern technology.

“Do I need to use a top coat or wax with General Finishes Milk Paint?”

The answer is no, General Finishes Milk Paint does not require sealing, especially for lower use pieces such as a coffee table. General Finishes Milk Paint is a high tech mineral based paint created using modern technology. We recommend a top coat if you want to increase the sheen or for more durability in high traffic areas such as a table top or kitchen cabinets. Waxes are optional, and are usually used for style and design purposes.

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How do I remove the tobacco smell from a piece of furniture I am refinishing? A coat of Shellac may help to remove tobacco smell from furniture. If that doesn't work try this:.

How do I remove the tobacco smell from a piece of furniture I am refinishing?

A coat of Shellac may help to remove tobacco smell from furniture. If that doesn't work try this:

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How do I remove the tobacco smell from a piece of furniture I am refinishing?

Kitchen Cabinet Transformations Kitchen Cabinet Transformations Kitchen Cabinet Transformations Kitchen Cabinet Transformations These kitchen cabinet transformations come from Cabinet Refresh. They are based in the Los Angeles area and work almost exclusively with General Finishes products.

Kitchen Cabinet Transformations

These kitchen cabinet transformations come from Cabinet Refresh. They are based in the Los Angeles area and work almost exclusively with General Finishes products. Their work is top notch! Here are a few examples of their amazing talent. The first kitchen was refinished with General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint. It barely looks like the same kitchen!

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Kitchen Cabinet Transformations
Kitchen Cabinet Transformations
Kitchen Cabinet Transformations
Kitchen Cabinet Transformations

2014 National Hardwood Flooring Conference 2014 National Hardwood Flooring Conference 2014 National Hardwood Flooring Conference The National Hardwood Flooring Conference was held in Nashville, TN this year. General Finishes was there to show off their new water based Pro Floor Stain.

2014 National Hardwood Flooring Conference

The National Hardwood Flooring Conference was held in Nashville, TN this year. General Finishes was there to show off their new water based Pro Floor Stain. With this product you can stain and seal in one day, as it has a 3-5 hour drying time in between coats. How great is that!? It also has no strong vapors, no combustion concerns and since it's waterbased, clean up is easy. Pro Floor Finishes are also available through trained flooring professionals.

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2014 National Hardwood Flooring Conference
2014 National Hardwood Flooring Conference
2014 National Hardwood Flooring Conference

Exterior 450 Stain & Top Coat Showcase

We used General Finishes Exterior Products to refurbish the horse stalls in our barn - they had been empty and untreated for almost 10 years, and the results were fabulous. See before and after pictures below. After power power-washing and sanding down the previous oil base finish, we sprayed a 50/50 mixture of Olde Cherry Exterior 450 Stain and Coffee Bean Exterior 450 Stain mixed with an equal quantify of Exterior 450 Clear top coat. Next time we might add a little dye stain.

Floor Cloth Border painted with GF Water Based Milk Paint

Here is a photo of the floor cloth I painted using acrylic paint for the fish and smaller details, but the checker board and borders were done with GF milk paint (Antique Ivory, Lamp Black and Tuscan Red). The paint performed very well on canvas!

Coffee Table with Glaze

This table was finished in Waterbase Black Milk Paint, glazed with Water based Red Sienna, and top coated with oil based Arm-R-Seal by Charles Riccardella.

Hutch With Furniture Paint & Glaze

This is our Millstone Furniture Paint, with Vandyke Brown Glaze and Light Brown Dye Stain for the stain on the top for the unit. Contributed by Dannar Country Furniture.

Chaise with Dye Stain & Endurovar Topcoat

Mahogany Chaise Lounge finished with Waterbase Amber Dye Stain, Water base Brown Mahogony Stain & Waterbased Enduro Var top coat. Contributed by Bob Schendorf Woodworking from Huntington Station NY.