We applied Dixie Belle No Pain Gel Stain in Espresso to a Farmhouse tabletop that we built from 2 x 12 lumber from Lowe’s. We prepped the table with Varathane Wood Conditioner prior to staining. Make sure you watch that video for more details on lumber selection and getting your piece ready for stain. (With Arick from Stovall Millwork, LLC)
I find a thick gel stain is much easier to work with than a runny version of stain. This shade of Espresso is a very rich shade perfect for this big farm-style table. This piece was so pretty, just a perfect setting for family gatherings.
Make sure to watch both videos for prep and finish:
Applying wood conditioner