Hi New House, Meet Java!!

By Tracy Eubanks

Winning Category

After renting the past 10 years, my husband and I finally purchased a home this January. It was COVERED in the infamous honey oak. My kitchen was stuck with a football field sized green countertop so I searched the internet for something to camouflage what I still call the Green Monster. Well search no more! I found General Finishes Java Gel Stain and have fallen in love. First, I cleaned the cabinets with 50/50 Denatured Alcohol and water and then sanded more than I wanted to due to a collection of layer upon layer of grease on the doors and cabinets. I guess they liked to fry..a lot! I then applied 3 layers of GF Java Gel Stain followed by 3 layers of GF High Performance Satin Topcoat. I used only 2" Foam Brushes which is my tool of choice. This was my first kitchen which has since turned my stay at home status into a full-time kitchen, bathroom, and staircase stainer/painter for friends and family. How did that even happen? My only stipulation to hire me? You must pick out only General Finishes products!

Project Category

Products Used

GF Java Gel Stain
GF High Performance Satin Topcoat

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