Wood Stains: Water Based

Furniture Design Ideas featuring Water Based Wood Stains.

"This beautiful, solid cherry, eleven drawer dresser has been finished throughout. The top was stained in General Finishes Walnut Water Based Stain. The variations in color are stunning!" - Pendulum Designs & Restorations    
Fantastic front door transformation with General Finishes Brown Mahogany Water Based Stain by Dan Deweese Painting and Wood Finishing   Learn more about GF's Water Based Wood Stains in this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QnrhELTJkc&t=189s    

"This solid oak table set was refinished using General Finishes Espresso Water Based Wood Stain on the top and Antique White Milk Paint on the base and chairs. It was then distressed to highlight all of the edges and really give it that farmhouse look! We sealed the whole thing with GF High Performance Satin." - Painted Paradise - Antiques, Vintage, and Repurposed Furniture

Painted Paradise auctioned this set to raise money for their local church's efforts in Honduras - such a noble...

Gravity Hill Furnishings created this beautiful custom stain color by mixing General Finishes Weathered Gray & Espresso Water Based Stains.    
Said Your Way Studio & Signs, GF's 2017 July Retailer of the Month finished this Amish made cabinet with Persian Blue Milk Paint, Whitewash Water Based Stain and High Performance Topcoat.   Stop by Said Your Way Studio at 1013 W. 7TH ST. AUBURN, IN to purchase GF products and to take part in fun hands on painting workshops. Visit them online at http://www.saidyourwaystudio.com/ for more info.    
"I had the opportunity to refinish a very sweet lady's childhood bed so she may pass it down to her own daughter! Got the bed all cleaned up and retained to bring it back to life using General Finishes Brown Mahogany Water Based Wood Stain... If I may say so myself, it's pretty dang gorgeous!" - Heavenly Chic Refinishing
We delivered this amazing custom pedestal table this afternoon. We sanded it down completely and re-stained the top in General Finishes Shaker Maple Water Based Wood Stain and painted the base in their Chalk White Chalk Style Paint." - Upcycling by Amy   Check out this video to learn more about applying water based wood stain to raw wood: https://youtu.be/7QnrhELTJkc    
Loving this modern beach house look by Craftsman Finishes. The doors, jambs and baseboards are gorgeous Honduran Mahogany that have been stained with GF RTM (Ready to Match) Water Based Stain System and sealed with flat Enduro-Var topcoat. The stair treads have been sealed with General Finishes Pro-Image Flooring Topcoat as well.    

I have a bit of a predicament.  Sixteen years ago, I constructed my kitchen cabinets out of maple and put a clear finish on them.  Over the years, the maple has yellowed to the point that my wife wants me to do something about it.  I really do not want to paint them, I would like to put a colored finish on them that would still show the wood.  I tried a product from minwax called polyshades, but it did not adhere to the onderlying finish.  Is there any way or any product that will accomplish...

"I am literally obsessed!!!! This farmhouse beauty is ready to go home! I love the perfectly imperfect farmhouse look and this coffee table was screaming "make me old"! The top was refinished using General Finishes Antique Oak Water-Based Stain with a custom flat finish." ReFind Design by Coco Clare

"Did you know you can stain wicker seats? Use a firm stencil brush and find your stain! Used General Finishes Whitewash (Water Based Stain) and it's getting gorgeous!" - The Broken Masterpiece      

General Finishes Dark Cherry Water Based Wood Stain sample

This DIY Mulled Wine Kit by Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies is the perfect gift for the Holidays!   That beautiful aged wood look was achieved with General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Wood Stain. Get all the details of this project at http://www.findingsilverpennies.com/2016/12/diy-mulled-wine-kit-free-pri...    

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Professionals Upcycled Furniture

"We've taken this Old All Solid Wood 48" Long Hard Rock Maple Buffet and completely Sanded and Striped the original Maple colored finish off of it..We then used General Finishes "White Wash" Water Base Stain on the Top and Body of this Piece..We Sprayed "Dixie Belle" Sea Glass on the Drawers and all interiors..We lightly distressed the "White Wash" & "Sea Glass" Then Sealed it all with General Finishes "Flat-Out-Flat...

"We refinish more than cabinets! The before photo on the left shows that these doors had years of wear and tear. The result of the after photo on the right shows just what refinishing can do to renew a space. Our team used General Finishes Black Cherry water-based Wood Stain to successfully bring these doors back to life." - Cabinet Refresh Texas

"There is nothing like a great before and after! This is a current job we are working on in which we are refinishing the clients cabinets with General Finishes Black Cherry stain. "

"There's nothing like a good before and after! A peek at some stain samples we did in preparation for our most recent vendor fair. Far left: General Finishes Espresso, Middle & Far Right: 2 variations of General Finishes Black Cherry." 

This lovely rich color was acheived with General Finishes Waterbased Wood Stain in Espresso.

This beautiful dresser was refinished by Evolution of Style using General Finishes Walnut Water Based Wood Stain and High Performance Satin.

"Heres a tip when painting stripes  I used a bit of the General Finishes top coat to seal the tape down so that paint doesnt bleed through. Even though Im a big fan of my Edgelock Delicate Surface Tape, I didnt want to take any chances, given the amount of work I put into this piece."

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Loving this fantastic table by Larry of Pops Restorations! Larry says, "This antique cherry table top was on an old farm here in Leipers Fork, Tennessee. It was headed to the landfill, but after restoration, it looks amazing. I had to build a new base, but the top was refinished in General Finishes Antique Cherry (waterbased stain) with Enduro Satin Top Coat. The new legs were completed in Lamp Black (Milk Paint) with Enduro Satin Top Coat."
What a great charging station from Richard Cockerham! It was stained with General Finishes Espresso Water Based Wood Stain. Awesome color!

Divine dining set restyle by Jane at Morning Dew Creations_! She paired Snow White Milk Paint with Espresso Water Based Wood Stain for a perfectly contrasted combination. Jane shared, "This table turned out so pretty! Painted in Snow White, with your Water Based Espresso Stain on top, this dining set looks amazing!! Thanks for the awesome products."

Loving these unique handcrafted fold out stools from Jeff at Antiques Made to Order (http://hornejs.shawwebspace.ca/). These stools were made from Oak and stained with General Finishes Water Based Stain in Pecan. Jeff says, "This folding step-stool is the most popular item that I make."

Introducing another piece in our Hand Made Rustic Wood Range. This gorgeous crate is very solid and has a multitude of uses and gives us a chance to introduce you to our General Finishes Wood Stain range. This is stained in Espresso (water based wood stain) firstly and then a coat of Cooper Pearl Effects has been applied and ragged off. Further distressed by hand to reveal the lovely dark colour underneath. - Evelade Chic​

We can't get enough of this chic vintage farmhouse table upcycle by Suzanne at The Painted Drawer​! Suzanne says, "The top was sanded back and stained in a mixture of General Finishes Walnut and Whitewash Wood Stains. It was sanded again and another coat of stain applied for a super smooth finish. A final coat of wipe-on poly was added as a sealer. The lovely grain shows through and it has a driftwood look to it." The base was finished with ASCP, try our Antique White Milk Paint to recreate...

So rustic!! Refinished with a variety of stain colors for the perfect rustic look. Green and Medium Brown Dye Stain, Black and Whitewash Wood Stain. ~Rochelle at Made New shared this gorgeous coffee table transformation using our Water-Based Stains! Love our Gel Stain line? Then you're sure to love our Water-Based Wood and Dye Stains as well! Learn which stain to choose for your next project here: http://bit.ly/1vtZolo

Painted Luxury did a beautiful job refinishing these kitchen cabinets in General Finishes Espresso Water Based Wood Stain! "Love how much the cabinets and new backsplash updated the space!"
Get that rustic repurposed barn wood finish on your door! Sue Schumacher created this look with Driftwood Milk Paint, dry brushed Antique White Milk Paint, distressed in areas back to original wood, stained with Espresso Water-Based Wood Stain, and finished with High Performance Topcoat. Sue says, "Brought new life to my old doors with a new barn look." Which stain should you choose? Tom explains the differences between GF stains and dyes in this video:...
Tammy at London Loft Furniture shared this stunning barn wood headboard makeover! "I just wanted to share a project that my clients LOVE thanks to General Finishes, Barn Wood Headboards!! The grey barn wood patina was achieved thanks to General Finishes Walnut Water-Based Wood Stain and Whitewash Wood Stain." Which stain should you choose? Tom explains the differences between GF's Stains in this video: http://bit.ly/1vtZolo
Jamie Justesen Giffin refinished this kitchen using GF's Espresso Water Based Wood Stain sealed with High Performance Top Coat! Beautiful!
Farmtastic Creations refinished this gorgeous farm table with the help of General Finishes Water Based Wood Stain in Pecan and High Performance Top Coat!

Did you know that GF makes a Whitewash Wood Stain? Mary of Cottage Paints says, "one of my favorite GF products...their wood stains! Whitewash Wood Stain was applied to this cute but plain homemade hanging shelf." We think it's adorable! Learn more about our Water-Based Wood Stains here: http://bit.ly/1oRJOeg

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...

Charming child’s spider bench by Bedre Woodworking! This stunning piece was finished in Endurovar Varnish in Satin.

The Lands at Hillside Farms says, "I put the glaze on first to dull the shininess of the horn (this was a polished horn, in other words sanded to a high shine). Then I used the Black Cherry Stain on top of the glaze. No top coat Black Cherry Waterbase Wood Stain was used to finish this horn along with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. applied."

This custom built table was sealed with Enduro-Var and Exterior 450 Top Coat by Flair Woodworks.

This kitchen makeover was refinished using General Finishes Espresso Water Based Wood Stain.
Kevin Delk of Delk's Custom Furniture used General Finishes Water Based Stain in Espresso on this oak table. Kevin says, "Very happy with the results." More of Kevin's work can be found at www.DelksCustomFurniture.com
This beautiful tree stump was refinished using Country Pine Water Based Wood Stain and Enduro-Var Top Coat.
This stunning staircase was stained in GF's Espresso Water Based Wood Stain and sealed with Enduro-Var Top Coat.