Interior fireplace with a 50-50 mix of General Finishes Java and Candlelite Gel Stain. This gives a warmer look to the Java, and it is not quite as dark. General Finishes Java Gel is available in stores across America, Canada, and the UK, including Rockler & Woodcraft Stores.
Dresser Transformed with Amy Howard’s One Step Paint. The old dresser was cleaned with Krud Kutter and sanded. Amy’s paint colors Black and Atelier were mixed together then thinned with water for the consistency would work for spraying. It dries very fast! The top coat sprayed on is General Finishes Flat Out Flat (The Woodcraft store guys said it’s flatter than the “matte” finish of other polycrylics). Rub ‘n Buff was used on the hardware. Feb 2016. http://www.evolutionofstyleblog.com
"Gel staining my kitchen. The bottom is the old golden oak and the top is the new java stain. Looks a 1000 times better and updates the kitchen with very little money." General Finishes Java Gel is available in stores across America, Canada, and the UK, including Rockler & Woodcraft Stores.
The expert at the Woodcraft store (along with my woodworker friend) recommended we use Wood Juice. Honestly, we were sold on the name alone, not to mention the fact it boasts being able to prevent checking, cracking and warping in wood.
As for the topcoat, we again went with what the expert from the woodcraft store recommended — this Arm-R-Seal Oil & Urethane Topcoat: He told us this satin finish oil and urethane topcoat would do the trick and if properly applied that we'd be able to rest sweaty and wet glasses all over the top of the table with no damage
Our newest milk paint colors will be available very soon in stores across America, Canada and the UK, including Rockler and Woodcraft stores. Find a store near you at http://generalfinishes.com/where-buy.