Two-Toned Gel Stain Table Top

By April Hyde, Owner at RAWHyde Furnishings in Nashville, TN.

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This client wanted a black table top for her kitchen table that looked like a stained finish as opposed to a painted finish. This table had a laminate top so sanding down to the wood wasn't an option. Instead I used General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Black Gel Stain to try and create a wood grain look that was mostly black. I am so happy with how it turned out and these products worked great together! I finished the top with General Finishes Gel Topcoat, my favorite topcoat for dining table tops.

Products Used

  • GF Gel Stain in Black
  • GF Gel Stain in Antique Walnut
  • Annie Sloan paint in Primer Red
  • GF Gel Topcoat
  • Minwax Polycrylic in satin

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