I love painting bold so when my friend asked for a custom buffet I was pretty excited that she chose General Finishes apricot chalk style paint. I applied three costs of paint, wanting very solid coverage. The top of the buffet was sanded and I applied two coats of General Finishes java gel stain. I also added a bit of java gel stain in the detailing. I used General Finishes water based top coat on the entire piece.