Quick reminder, everybody! It is not too late to submit your transformations to win our giveaway product this month! We are giving away a pint of General Finishes Java Gel Stain to our favorite transformation! If you haven’t tried it out, now’s the time…and what better way to try out a new product than by winning it! All you have to do to enter is share your transformation via instagram using #SPPaintPro. Our winner will be announced at the end of the month! Check out some of the previous winners here for a little inspiration!
In all our excitement over your incredible submissions last month, we almost forgot to announce which product we will be giving away this month! We LOVE the General Finishes Gel Stains, and we want you guys to try it out for yourself! It’s such a great product and we promise it is so much better than working with traditional stains. What better way to try it out than by winning it just by sharing your latest transformations with us! We will be choosing our favorite transformation at the end of the month to win a pint in Mahogany! Your transformation can be done using any of your favorite products, whether it’s Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® or Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, or even General Finishes Gel Stains! Enter on Instagram using #SPPaintPro!
Heather, aka “Handy Heather”, a long time SP employee and our resident DIY girl has an awesome before + after she did in her sisters new home. Here is the before shot of the stair case that her sister wanted Heather to redo for her.
She used one of our favorite products in the shop General Finishes Gel Stain. We love this product because there is no sanding or stripping you just apply it over the existing finish. She mixed 2 colors Java + Brown Mahogany and applied two coats (see gel stain blog post here). The white paint she recommends Pure White Chalk Paint that we sell in the shop + online as well.
I asked Heather how long the project took she said a couple days with the multiple coats of paint + stain but a huge cost savings! Apparently the floor refinisher was at the house when she was working and said he would have charged between $2800-$5000 to do the project. The materials cost around $100 so with a little manual labor you can save your self a fortune!
It looks awesome, nicely done Handy Heather! If you haven’t checked out GF Gel Stain you need to. We love it for refreshing vintage dining tables and the tops of dressers/buffets.
We recently started carrying a new product called Gel Stain from General Finishes. We have it in 4 colors and it’s perfect for redoing kitchen cabinets, tops of dining room tables, and so much more! We are carrying the Gel Stain in the shop in Black / Gray / Antique Walnut / Mahogany.
I applied just one coat of the gel stain to raw wood samples (see below) BUT the beauty of gel stain is that you can use it over existing stain! That’s right no stripping old stain off just put it right on top!
Here is a you tube video from the manufacturer showing how to apply the gel stain to existing kitchen cabinets to transform them without stripping the existing finish. Visit the shop in Falls Church to purchase the gel stain for your next project or at our online shop.
See more great ideas on the GF Pinterest board here.
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** July 11th next paint class – register online here or in the shop
** July 31 – Aug 2nd // Theme is Coastal Living, details www.stylishpatina.com/roughluxe