Enduro-Var Varnish

Check out this nifty modern dining table project by Johnny Brooke of Crafted Workshop at http://bit.ly/2yu3rbC! Completed with General Finishes Enduro-Var Urethane topcoat in Satin.

A prayer labyrinth is a labyrinth used to facilitate prayer, meditation, spiritual transformation, and/or global unity. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is designed for ease of navigation, and it is impossible to get lost within one.

This is a custom wall art piece that has a final dimension of 46" x 46". Labyrinth engraved in front with 4 keyhole slots on back to allow flush mounting to wall.

"I filled the rather large voids with a mixture of epoxy and French Roast coffee grounds. The whole project was sanded to 600 grit before applying 3 coats of EnduroVar, while still on the lathe. I lightly sanded with 600 grit paper after each coat, and ended by using the 3 step Beall buffing system (tripoli, white diamond, and carnauba wax)."

Jeremy Harnish Designer Finishes used his Craftsman Finishes technique and finished this AMAZING Black Walnut staircase built by Horst Architects with General Finishes Enduro-Var Flat.   Learn more about GF's Enduro-Var water based topcoat here: http://bit.ly/2qNYljn    
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.    

"Today I bring you the most gorgeous buffet. Farmhouse meets chic with a lot of love! Crystal jewelry and gold leafed hardware!! 
I cant get enough of this baby!!"
-Heavenly Chic Refinishing

Products Used: 
Top: Brown Mahogany Gel Stain & Arm-R-Seal Topcoat
Legs: Medium Brown Dye Stain & Enduro-Var Topcoat
Body: Farmhouse Milk Paint (not a GF product)

"Enduro Var Satin finish on natural maple burl, no final sanding or buffing required...love it." - Bucks County Drum Co.  

"Custom built here at Pops is this shaker style built in entertainment center. It uses poplar boards to highlight the board and battan upper cabinet, maple doors with seedy glass and soft close hinges.  The cabinet is finished in a custom mixed color by General Finishes and then top coated with a General Finishes Enduro Poly Satin Top Coat. General Finishes mixes exact match custom GF Milk Paint colors for wholesale customers. For this project, General Finishes matched a porter off-white...

"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...

"This is a handmade parlor guitar built for my son for his 9th birthday. The guitar components are:

Built from Parlor Guitar plan made by Scott Antes. Back and sides are Padauk. Top is Bearclaw Sitka. Ebony and Maple binding and purfling scheme. Honduran Mahogany neck. Gotoh GNS1 Tuners. Standard Parlor case w/ custom plate from a local trophy shop.

I am a relatively new builder and build guitars as a hobby. This was a special build for me because it was for my son who was...

"Live edge-pine dining set with lodgepole pine logs The top surface was finished with clear epoxy coating. All other areas are coated with General Finishes Endur-Var Semi-Gloss." - Michael Klingenmeyer

Michael entered this set into the Woodworking category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"The Compass Rose Coffee Table is made primarily of Macassar ebony, with an inlaid compass rose of holly and etimoe.  The compass rose is encircled by a 16-sector pie-matched grain pattern, with a waterfall edge.  The outer edge is beveled to reveal a jet black gaboon ebony detail.  The legs are ebonized poplar.

Macassar ebony is a stunning wood that is most impressive when displayed with a high-clarity mirror-like finish.  The 1920's Art Deco masterpieces by Jacques Ruhlmann are the...

"This was one of my most complex segmented designs, made from 4 species of wood - Jarrah, Wenge, Castello Boxwood and Purpleheart.   Most of the shell is made from Jarrah, with the other woods used for the stripes.   The meandering stripe in the middle of the shell is Purpleheart.

The shell was also fitted with thin Birch ply re-inforcement rings at the edges.

The shell was finished with General Finishes acrylic Sanding Sealer, followed by several coats of Polyacrylic gloss...

"This is made from a solid piece of 1/4 saw Bubinga, it stands 16.5 inches tall & just under 6 inches in diameter. Turned then hand carved." - Bill Wyko

Finished in GF Sanding Sealer & Poly.

This was entered into the 2016 Design Challenge Contest and won "Best Other" in the Wood Turning category

"We renovated this client's unused desk space and turned it into a fabulous coffee bar area! We first used BIN shellac primer, followed by General Finishes Enduro poly tinted to New Chestnut by Benjamin Moore. For the main color, we used General Finishes Enduro poly tinted to Benjamin Moore's La Paloma Gray, which we then distressed and glazed. To finish we used one coat of General Finishes Enduro Sanding Sealer and 2 coats of General Finishes Enduro clear poly." - Atlanta Decorative...

Gorgeous custom made stools finished with General Finishes Enduro-Var Varnish.

This beautiful hand-crafted console was built by Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking and sealed with General Finishes Enduro-Var Top Coat.

This magnificent skeleton chair was built by Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking and sealed with General Finishes water based Enduro-Var Top Coat!

Enduro-Var Top Coat ambers increasingly with time and should never be used with oil based products.

Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking is a true master of his craft! Jason built this beautiful desk and sealed it with General Finishes water based Enduro-Var Top Coat.

Jason Bedre built this beautiful end table out of poplar and sealed it with General Finishes Enduro-Var Top Coat! 

Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking is a true master of his craft! Jason built this beautiful desk and sealed it with General Finishes water based Enduro-Var Top Coat.

This outstanding hand-crafted perfume maker's desk was made by Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking and sealed with General Finishes water based Enduro-Var Top Coat.

This beautiful piece was built by Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking and sealed with General Finishes water based Enduro-Var top coat. 

GF's Enduro-Var ambers increasingly with time and it should not be combined with oil based products.

This stunning hand-crafted bed by Jason of Bedre Woodworking was sealed in General Finishes Enduro-Var Top Coat.

John Mosconi of Sting King Lutherie in Akron, Ohio takes us on his journey of refinishing this mandola.


Step 1: Prep and Sealing

The key to any successful refinish is prep.  To prep the mandola, John sanded the bare wood with 320 grit paper, applied 3 to 4 coats of General Finishes Enduro Water Based Lacquer and sanded it level with...

Jason Bedre installed this custom-made bathroom counter and used Enduro-Var Waterbased Varnish as the finish.

Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking used Enduro-Var Varnish as the topcoat for this custom made entertainment center.

Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking created this custom chair and used Enduro-Var Varnish as the topcoat.

This magazine-worthy bed was hand-crafted by Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking and sealed with General Finishes water based Enduro-Var Top Coat.

MFG Note:
We do not recommend mixing Enduro-Var satin top coat with oil based products. 

This magazine-worthy table was crafted by Jason of Bedre Woodworking and sealed with GF Enduro-Var Top Coat.

Enduro-Var water based top coat ambers increasingly with time. We do not recommend using Enduro-Var over an oil based product. 

Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking sealed this beautiful hand-crafted box with GF Enduro-Var Top Coat.

We do not recommend using Enduro-Var on the same project as oil based finishes.

This fantastic solid maple entertainment center was transformed by Adam Nowicki of Empire Woodworks using GF products.

Adam's Approach:
1) Applied a trans tin and water mixture for an initial layer of color.

2) Sprayed a toner created by combining GF's Enduro-Var Top Coat diluted by 20% and mixed with trans tint.

3) Applied GF's Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects over the entire piece and wiped away with a paper towel.

4) Sprayed Enduro-Var mixed...

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.

-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.


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."
Carve pumpkins that will last a lifetime! Woodcraft's Woodworking Adventures blog has created this helpful tutorial: How to Make Wooden Pumpkins in Ten Easy Steps with Rex Kenyon (http://bit.ly/1XE7NQV) General Finishes Enduro-Var Top Coat was used to seal this project. GF's Dye Stains could also be mixed to create this look!
Bedre Woodworking built this beautiful bench and protected it with the help of General Finishes Enduro-Var top coat in Satin. Enduro-Var is an extremely durable water based top coat which ambers like an oil based finish.

Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking is truly a master of his trade! He hand crafted this coffee table out of solid Wenge wood and sprayed it with 3 coats of General Finishes Enduro-Var in gloss. Check out more from Bedre Woodworking at http://www.bedrewoodworking.com/ and follow him on Instagram at @bedrewoodwork

Bright, white, and beautiful kitchen restyle by Larry at Pops Restorations​! Larry says, "It is airy, bright and has really opened up the living space... The entire kitchen was painted in General Finishes Snow White and then it was sprayed with General Finishes Satin Enduro Poly Top Coat." Check out the full restoration here! http://bit.ly/1KkB7q6

Divine vintage end tables in a custom finish by Napa Valley Furniture Arts! "I painted these beauties with Snow White and Driftwood, followed by Van Dyke Brown Glaze and Enduro Top Coat in Satin. I really love Driftwood--it's my new favorite grey! Really earthy, without any blue... I tried to represent the age and fragile beauty of the pieces in the patina I created."

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...

Tracy from Weavers Cottage Creations says, "My first GF project and I'm over the moon with the products. Wish I'd found you guys years ago!!" Tracy used a 50% mix of GF's Snow White and Antique White Milk Paints sealed with GF's High Performance Top Coat. The worktop was protected by GF's Enduro-Var top coat!

Vermont Modern Furniture Collection refinished this Pommele Sapele table in GF's Enduro-Var Gloss finish!

Simple Redesign gave new life to this beautiful buffet! "The top was refinished with your Burnt Umber Glaze for a rich, warm red tone and the base was refinished with the ONLY products I will use when doing a piece black, your Enduro line! Here I used the Black Undercoat with the Black Poly, topped with the Enduro-Var Top Coat (I spray all of my finishes). This is by far the most beautiful finish I have ever been able to achieve in black, and I have tried them all!" Learn how to prep...

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

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 kitchen makeover by George Moloyannis from CM Carpentry was completed using General Finishes Enduro Ready to Match (RTM) Water Based Stain topped with Enduro Pre-Cat Urethane. The Enduro line is part of General Finishes Professional Products! To learn more, visit:http://bit.ly/1tLDXcw #GeneralFinishes #Enduro #WaterBasedStain#KitchenMakeover

Julie of Simple Redesign shared this stunning antique desk restyle using our Enduro Black Poly, a 50/50 mixture of Java and Antiqued Walnut Gel Stains, and Polyacrylic Topcoat in Flat! Julie says, "I am usually pretty stuck in my ways when it come to product but must say, I will never use another black paint again." Can you believe the desktop was once covered in leather? Find out how to remove it on Simple Redesign's blog at...

This gorgeous wooden drum was sealed with General Finishes Enduro-Var Top Coat.

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.

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