Java Stained Barstools

By The Copper Elm

Winning Category

These gorgeous geometric barstools got an amazing face lift thanks to General Finishes Java Gel Stain and Wipe On Urethane. I added a hint of turquoise dry brushing and elegant copper legs to accent the beautiful dark wood. 

My go-to technique for the Gel Stain and urethane is quite simple: I wear a latex glove and then put a sock over my hand. I use the sock to apply the stain and urethane, and use the back of my hand to wipe off any excess. It allows me to get a better feel for the texture of the wood, identify any mistakes, and get a nice smooth coating that a brush just can't get. An added bonus: clean up is a breeze. 

Products Used

  • General Finishes Java Gel Stain
  • General Finishes Wipe On Urethane

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