Dye Stain

Dye Stains are WATER BASED and penetrate deep into the wood to magnify the grain - great used alone or layered under other products, such as Gel Stain.

 This table was revamped with General Finishes Light Brown Water Based Dye Stain and Key West Blue Chalk Style Paint. 

This desk features a beautiful burled veneer top that has been completely refinished with General Finishes Water Base Dye Stains.  It is a custom color mix consisting of Medium Brown Dye Stain with a touch of Dark Brown Dye Stain and sealed with Arm R Seal. The base of the desk was hand painted in a custom off white and then perfectly aged using General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze.

Hand crafted coffee table finished with General Finishes Merlot Dye Stain. 

The top and crown are Medium Brown Dye Stain with Burnt Umber RTM (Ready to Match) stain wiped over. The cases are a mixture of Holiday Red Milk Paint, Empire Red and Merlot Dye then glazed with black stain.    

"It took a while, but I finally found a stain I'm in love with.  Found General Finishes at Lee Valley today and I am now converted.  I was having a hard time with offgassing of my other stains but these are water based so no odour!

Using General Finishes Dye Stain in "Dark Brown" and sealed with high performance top coat in satin. Hands down their dye stains are my FAVORITE to work with!

Got Wood? Workshop cleverly created these colorful, shabby chic wall decor arrows! After custom-building these neat pieces, GotWood burns the edges and finishes with them GF water-based Dye Stains such as Merlot, Green and Blue! So cool!

Learn more about General Finishes's water-based Dye Stains and what they can do for your next project at http://bit.ly/2kfugGC.

"Finished a reclaimed table for a client. Used High Performance Topcoat flat and Dye Stain. Mixed dye stain in with the topcoat and applied until I got the darkness I needed then finished without the dye mixed in to add a couple more layers." - Rick Fazio Woodworking    
Got Wood? Workshop of Spring Hill, KS created this cool look with burnt edges and GF Green Dye Stain.   Water Based Dye Stains penetrate deep into the wood to magnify the grain beautifully. They will provide your project with more depth and color vibrancy than any other stain. This product is excellent for highly figured woods like mahogany, walnut, or maple. Dye stains can also be used as a toner when mixed with Water Based Topcoats.    
"Love your dye stains. Used Merlot and Dark Brown to refinish this 95 year old shotgun to make the stock look aged/faded." 
"Red stained lily table. General Finishes Merlot Dye. Also used Ebony Dye as a wash on the existing finish on the base of the table for a richer look." - M&M Embellishments   Learn more about GF's Dye Stain in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FradVzMKSq4    

"Solid Mahogany Dining Table- Constructed from rough sawn 8/4 mahogany, milled to 1.75" thick after jointing and planing. The top was made in three sections, each finished separately then joined together. The top was first dyed with General Finishes Ebony Dye Stain. Once dry the outer sections were finished with three coats of Enduro PreCat Urethane, Flat. The center section was finished with Enduro PreCat Urethane, Gloss. Once the center section cured for 2 weeks it was further polished...

Mike Shipp blew us away with this entranceway remodeling! He used a a combination of Green, Pewter and Ebony Water Based Dye Stains. He then finished this amazing project with Exterior 450 Topcoat.

The Wooden Touch used GF's Amber Dye Stain to give this wood turned Maple vase a lovely bit of color.

This outstanding buffet was hand-crafted by Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking and stained with General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain sealed with Enduro-Var Top Coat.

MFG NOTES
-Enduro-Var ambers increasingly with time like an oil based top coat.
-We do not recommend using Enduro-Var on the same project as an oil based finish.

 

"I applied two coats of GF Dye Stain in Light Brown to clear white pine boards, then used a sponge brush to lay down two coats of GF Java Gel Stain. After the stain dried, I used a clean cloth dipped in denatured alcohol to pull away some of the darker areas to reveal the amber-brown tones created by the Dye Stain. Instead of using a traditional topcoat I rubbed in a coat of beeswax. I love your products and we love our new beam." - Mary Schiff

"I bought a ponderosa pine slab, made for cabinets, from Home Depot to use as a writing table surface in my office. I ADORE the look of dye stain under gel stain. Dye stain highlights the woodgrain and provides a unique undertone when used under gel stain. The wood has a warm, glowing look and feel that I love! I look forward to writing at this table every morning, especially at sunrise." -Jamie Finish schedule over prep-sanded raw pine wood: 2 coats of Amber Dye Stain 1 coat of a 2:1 mix of...

Alan Harp Design hand crafted this Mission style corner cabinet from quarter sawn White Oak. It was finished with a 50/50 mix of General Finishes Vintage Cherry Dye Stain and water for a lighter tone. Looks great!

We're always excited for Themed Furniture Makeover Day! Amy at High Style Restyle shared her phenomenal pedestal table transformation for this month's (spoooky!) "black" theme. Amy used Tuscan Red Milk Paint followed by a layer of lightly distressed Lamp Black Milk Paint on the base, and our Ebony Dye Stain to penetrate this tough table top. All her hard work was certainly worth the effort - this piece is stunning! Amy says, "General Finishes products to the rescue again! Talk about...

Check out this amazing hand crafted table from Marion Lovett! It first got a got of GF Amber Dye Stain, then a coat of Candlelight Gel Stain (shown in the second picture). Then 2 coat of Antique Walnut Gel Stain were applied and the entire table was sealed with 4 coats of Arm-R-Seal Topcoat. Marion says, "It is 8' in diameter and made of old barn wood (oak). The bottom was timberframed in the traditional fashion with mortise, tenon, and pegs. I was aiming for an old medieval look. I used...
The Painted Drawer_ refinished this classic yet stylish table. "I used General Finishes Dye Stain in Amber as a first coat. After the dye stain dried, I used General Finishes Gel Stain in Nutmeg over it. The result is really lovely. The amber dye stain peeks out from under the nutmeg and gives the wood dimension and a great play of color. After it cured for a few days, I used the GF gel topcoat, wipe-on urethane in satin. I love this product! It provides a fantastic durable finish and...
Sandy Roe, Artistic Designer refinished this beautiful antique chest of drawers with the help of General Finishes Green Dye Stain. What a fantastic transformation! "I have to say it looked drab until I applied the clear coat - then I fell in love with it." -Sandy Dye Stain Product Page: http://bit.ly/1t3gwk3

CW Interiors Inc.​ is ready for some backyard fun! These were made from Baltic Birch. GF Water Based Dye Stain in Blue, Brown, Yellow and Green was used along with Seagull Gray and Lamp Black Milk Paint.

We're absolutely smitten by this stunning rustic distressed coffee table! Rochelle at Made New used Lamp Black Milk Paint on the legs with a combination of Espresso Water-Based Wood Stain with Medium Brown and Yellow Dye Stains on top! Learn more about our line of Water-Based Wood and Dye Stains in this short video: http://bit.ly/1vtZolo Water Based Wood Stains: http://bit.ly/1oRJOeg Water...

The talents behind JD Goldberg Furniture Co. custom built this console and finished it with our Medium Brown Dye Stain and a custom whitewash for that Restoration Hardware look! JD shared his complete process: "6 legged console table I built for a client. She wanted kind of a weathered restoration hardware look. (Don't they all??) Anyway, here's what I came up with. The table is made from solid red oak. All mortise and tenon joinery. Here's the finishes schedule.. Exactly!! Enjoy. JD used 1...

What a great use of multiple GF products! JD Goldberg Furniture Co. says, "I am a professional furniture builder from California. I'm the owner of J.D. Goldberg Furniture Co. I use General Finishes products exclusively. I built this mission piece for a gallery in Northern California. I wanted to do a tribute piece to the local missions that are prevalent in this area and very much a part of our history. This piece is modeled after Gustav stickler's original that debuted in the 1890's. This...

Joel from Made In Farmington achieves gorgeous finishes using GF Products. To learn more about Joel's process, read on! "Made In Farmington specializes in fine studio equipment racks for the music recording industry. We offer a full color selection of GF dye stains on multiple wood species. All furniture begins with rough cut lumber - plate joined and finger joined - and finally sprayed with GF dye stain and sealed with GF Enduro Water Based Semi-Gloss Lacquer. I started out ragging on the...

Mary Schiff says, "It's been a while since I posted anything. Because of the cold weather and my unheated shop, I haven't been able to spray anything. I don't mind painting by hand, but topcoats are just not as smooth on large pieces. So, saying that, here is a bookcase I have been working on. The paint still needs a sealer but it will have to wait a bit longer. I love your products, GF! General Finishes Lamp Black milk paint was used on the box with Valspar 'Courtyard' for the green shade....

This gorgeous custom-made cedar and redwood outdoor grill was finished in Vintage Cherry Dye Stain and sealed with Exterior 450 Top Coat in Satin by Colwell at Heirloom Quality Woodworks.

This project will be stored with a cover to protect the color from fading outdoors, because our dyes are not exterior rated. For an exterior rated alternative, we recommend using Exterior 450 Stains.

This radiant masterpiece was custom-made by the very talented Ryan at Kneeland Designs using General Finished pre-stain conditioners, as well as Orange, Amber, Empire Red, Cinnamon, Ebony and Blue Water-Based Dye Stains with white wash on the eyes!

This spectacular wall decoration was created from scratch by Kneeland Designs, and brought to life with a mixture of about 20 different General Finishes products! To start off, they applied water based conditioner and the oil based conditioner to the appropriate sections of the piece. Sun: Combination of General Finishes Empire Red, Amber, Orange and Yellow Dye Stains. Each was layered on the other to achieve a more complex color. Rock: Stained with GF's Pecan, American Walnut and Spiced...

Mary Schiff refinished this cute recycling center with a custom mix of our Snow White Milk Paint and Valspar. The maple top was stained with GF Light Brown Dye Stain, then the cabinet was sprayed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin. Mary says, "I love the soft sheen, knowing that the finish will stand up to heavy usage."

Christopher Clark finished these side tables in General Finishes products! He raised the grain with distilled water and sand, then he applied General Finishes Cinnamon and Dark Brown Dye Stains mixed 2-1. Grey Scotch Brite was used to break down any grain that was left, and then Enduro sanding sealer was used. Christopher suggests that the Enduro is sprayed for the best effect! Next GF's Pitch Black Glaze Effects was used to fill any pores and to tone down the cinnamon color. Lastly, 3-4...

This divine desk was refinished by Little Home Blessings using General Finishes Green Dye Stain.
Jason of Bedre Woodworking shines again with this impressive 12 foot long white oak table. Jason stained the table in GF's Ebony Dye Stain and sealed it with a coat of GF's PreCat Urethane in Flat followed by PreCat Urethane Gloss.