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
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.
"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.