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General Finishes Ready To Match Stain System
Water Base Wood Stains

Exterior 450 Wood Stain
GF Oil Base Liquid Wipe-on Penetrating Wood Stains
GF Oil Base Gel Wood Stains

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Enduro Pigmented Poly is a high solids pigmented finish. It is ideal for cabinets and millwork. Stocked in Black and White, custom colors are available upon request. White and Clear can be used as tint bases to achieve endless colors. For non architectural use. Can be used with General Finishes Glaze Effects.

Check out our NEW Ready to Match Waterbase Stain System for professionals, as well as our stock colors. These water-base stains are formulated with a proprietary blend of pigments and dyes to provide rich colors.  The industrial grade is designed for production use and the semi-gel is designed for brushing.

Available in 26 colors, General Finishes Milk Paint is a high quality interior/exterior pre-mixed paint. Not a true "casein based milk paint" but a modern version of old world paint with a strong mineral base. It is adaptable and UV resistant. It may be applied via brush or spray and possesses excellent flow and leveling properties.

GF's Exterior 450 Stains are premium quality, exterior pigmented stains designed for outdoor projects such fences, patio furniture, garage doors, entrance doors, outdoor kitchens and interior windows. It is not recommended as a deck finish. They contain U.V. absorbers to protect the finish and mildewcides to retard mold.

Water Based Wood Stains have all the advantages of oil based stains: they spread easily, can be repaired, blend effortlessly and have plenty of open time. The thicker formula allows controlled penetration, which will reduce blotching on softer woods such as Aspen, Pine and Maple.

Oil Based Wood Stains are made from the highest quality oils, resins, and pigments to ensure your finishing project will be an easy and rewarding experience.

The examples above are all over Antique White Milk Paint.

The digitized colors shown are for reference purposes only. Always test stain on a hidden area to verify desired color.

Glaze Effects are translucent water based colors used to create beautiful decorative finishes such as distressing, marble, shabby chic, burnishing, color washing, rag rolling and wood graining.

Glaze Effects can be inter-mixed or layered to create custom colors. They may also be layered over one another to create deeper, richer looks.

Glaze Effects

Home of the popular Java Gel stain that has been featured across the nation's social media for upcycling furniture and cabinets. Gel Stains are heavy-bodied and do not penetrate as deeply into the wood as liquid oil-based stains do, providing the deepest, richest colors of any oil based stain available.

Winner of Fine Woodworking's Best Overall Choice Award, High Performance Topcoat was voted as the hardest, most durable consumer polyurethane topcoat.

Enduro-Var is a self cross linking polyurethane that looks more like an oil varnish than a water coating. It ambers slightly, is highly water resistant, and is both sprayable and brushable.

Determine the color you want, choose your stain or paint and follow our application instructions. You are on your way to the perfect finish! Create customized designer looks and save thousands of dollars, applying our finishes on real wood furniture from your local unfinished furniture retailer.


In General Finishes Design Center, you will find a plethora of finishing techniques and tips for all your furniture projects. Whether you want the bold, luscious colors of waterbase paints and stains, the look of aged wood that has acquired a patina from generations of use or the classic traditional wood tones of our wipe-on oil base finishes, we have the finish for you. You can create customized designer looks and save thousands of dollars, applying our finishes on real wood furniture from your local General Finishes retailer. And it's all made in America, right in Wisconsin.


Milk Paint & Glaze Effects Samples


Oil Base Finishing Tips

Applying Wipe-on Oil Based and Gel Oil Based Finishes General Finishes offers a complete line of oil based, water based and wax products. Application techniques differ between oil based products and water based products. Oil based gel products require different application techniques than liquid oil based finishes - both produce equally beautiful, lustrous wood tone finishes. Use the information below to assist you in selecting the best finish for your project and finishing style.

Preparation & Sanding

Begin with the end in mind Wood finishing is fun and easy. Don't rush through finishing a piece of furniture as if it is a race. Imagine how it will look finished in your home in living color. Set up a good prep area. Turn on some tunes. Get creative and enjoy the journey. Make something that will bring beauty to your life, save you money, and have fun in the process. Take an a little extra timeto get a good result.

Water Base Finishing Tips - Hand Application

Hand Application of General Finishes Water Based Wood Stains Always stir the contents well. Stirring reduces the thickness of the stain and distributes pigments that may have settled to the bottom of the can. It is essential to apply a wet, liberal amount of stain with a foam brush or a latex paint pad applicator to insure easy workability.

How to Create Faux Finishes Using Water Base Finishes

Decorative Finishes- Distressing, Antique Finishes, Faux Marble and More Distressed Antique Finishes Faux Marble

How to Spray Water Based Finishes

Design Center