Lamp Black

"This buffet was painted in lamp black milk paint. The top was stained with brown mahogany water stain and the side detail with brown mahogany gel stain. The entire piece was then topcoated with High Performance Satin. General Finishes products never let me down!" - Sheila Pelle of Frugal Decor

"Used three different General Finishes Milk Paint colors for this layered/distressed top. I used Halcyon Blue, Driftwood & Lamp Black, painting it on and also dry brushing multiple layers. The Tiger Oak had such amazing texture so I wet distressed it down all over which brought the grain back out. For the body I mixed General Finishes Glaze Effects, Pitch Black & Winter White to get just the right grey to get in all those amazing grooves throughout this piece. And the grey was a...

I used General Finish Lamp Black Milk paint and High Performance as a topcoat by General Finishes. To save time painting this large table it’s 6 chairs a HVLP spray gun was used to apply paint and topcoat. GF milk paint is about the easiest paint I have ever used in a spray gun.

Classic understated GF Lamp Black Milk Painted dresser by Lil' Rustique Elegance.    

"Custom work just completed for a new client. These nightstands were painted in General Finishes Black Lamp Milk Paint." - Posh Picks Boutique

Products used:
Lamp Black Milk Paint sealed with High Performance Flat

The New Year brings with it revitalization and personal resolutions. For many of us, plans to broaden our horizons involve new experiences and adventure. With General Custom Color Mixes, you can immortalize your voyages by painting your home accessories with the colors of the world. 

The General Finishes colors featured in this palette are as followed (from left to right):

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Persian Blue Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

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Happy Holidays from General Finishes! No matter what you celebrate, we have the perfect color to make your home accessories radiate warmth and joy during festive occasions. Colors featured in this palette are as followed (from left to right):⠀⠀

• Snow White Milk Paint

• Holiday Red Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 10 Parts Emerald Milk Paint and 1 Part Lamp Black Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 4 Parts Emerald Milk Paint and 1 Part Lamp Black Milk Paint...

Holiday Red is a dramatic, bright red with warm undertones that is sure to bring a sense of cheer to your home accessories. 

Colors top to bottom:

1 part Holiday Red Milk Paint + 10 parts Snow White Milk Paint

1 part Holiday Red Milk Paint + 4 parts Snow White Milk Paint

1 part Holiday Red Milk Paint + 1 part Snow White Milk Paint

10 parts Holiday Red Milk Paint + 1 part Snow White Milk Paint

Original Holiday Red

4 parts Holiday Red...

General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint is not only one of our most popular Milk Paints, it is a classic color that will turn any home accessory into a timeless staple. Use it as pure black or mix with various amounts of General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint to achieve beautiful tones of gray.  Custom color recipes top to bottom: 

Original Snow White

10 parts Snow White + 1 part Lamp Black

4 parts Snow White + 1 part Lamp Black

1 part Snow White + 1 parts Lamp...

This modern-style Broyhill long dresser has a nice pop thanks to Not2shabby Furniture. Painted with Snow White and Lamp Black Milk Paint.

"This beautiful ornate armoire is restyled and ready for my client. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and sealed in High Performance Topcoat Satin. I kept the gorgeous wood color of the ornate doors, cubbies, and hidden drawers. Lightly distressed around all edges, the two-tone color brings out all the gorgeous features of this piece!" - Kristi Lynn Collection

   

What lovely end tables these are by Airdrie Furniture Revival! Distressed with Lamp Black Milk Paint and stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain.

Always got to love distressed black! Morning Dew Creations completed this nifty dresser using General Finishes's Lamp Black Milk Paint.

Remember to always seal your project to ensure a protected finish. Learn how to properly apply water-based topcoats like High Performance at https://youtu.be/SUp_x4fDzqk.

Here is another lovely set of nightstands! Painted in Lamp Black Milk Paint and sealed with Flat Out Flat Topcoat by Airdrie Furniture Revival.

"Refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint, lightly distressed and finished with black wax. These vintage tables are perfect all dressed up in black! The hardware has been finished with gold Gilding wax." - Beautifully Brocante by Lori

"I was dreaming of a white Christmas until I realized that means all photos are being taken inside until further notice. It was hard to capture this beauty but the smokey grey pretty much always looks good. General Finishes Queenstown Gray, Lamp Black and Driftwood for the win." - Airdrie Furniture Revival    

"Meet Luna! Here's one I'll be sorry I didn't keep. I love love love GF Lamp Black. It's the deepest, smoothest, richest, yummiest, most elegant black I've ever found. It has a way of making every piece it graces appear full of elegance, and THAT'S why I need one in my house!!" - Whimsical Design - Bryan College Station

"This one is on hold but I thought I would share photos of her anyway. She's another beauty! When you paint (perfect) lines on furniture, it really doubles the time of your work, but the time it takes can be well worth it. She looks black but this one is a custom colour of General Finishes Coastal Blue and Lamp Black which turned out to be a dark navy colour. I really love it. Reminds me of ink and navy always looks dazzling next to brass. As a topcoat I used GF's Oil Based Gel Urethane Topcoat...

Not2Shabby Furniture stylized this tall Broyhill Mid-Century Dresser with Lamp Black and Snow White Milk Paint.

"This custom oak table has been painted with General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint before being glazed in Pitch Black Glaze Effects. The top was finished with Lamp Black Milk Paint. The entire set was then finished with High Performance Satin Topcoat for added durability." - Gigi's Hope Chest

Check out this dashing piece by Ferpie & Fray! Painted with Lamp Black Milk Paint with slight distressing.

"Stunning buffet with amazing details! Featuring gorgeous wood grain on the top and drawers, painted Lamp Black, with new hardware. This beauty is so versatile...use in an entryway, or as a bedroom dresser, tv/media console, or anywhere you need a statement piece!" - Reclaim + Relove    
Fantastic kitchen cabinet transformation by Tammy of At Home With The Ellingtons. GF Lamp Black Milk Paint took this kitchen to the next level!    
During this holiday season, get inspired by colors from the kitchen! Spread seasonal happiness throughout your home by using General Finishes Water Based Paints. General Finishes has the perfect color and shade for any occasion. Colors featured in this palette are as followes (left to right):⠀

•Custom Mix: 1 Part Buttermilk Yellow Milk Paint and 4 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

•Custom Mix: 1 Part Persimmon Milk Paint and 20 Parts Sunglow Milk Paint 

•Custom Mix...

We're feeling festive with this lovely desk refinish by Sarah Brackenridge of Redeemed Decor! The body of the hepplewhite desk was painted in Lamp Black while the sides of the drawers and top are stained in Brown Mahogany Gel Stain.

"Oh Henredon - how much do I love thee! From the 18th Century Portfolio Collection, this pair of three drawer nightstands is exceptionally elegant in Lamp Black Milk Paint, and how swoon-worthy are those pulls, y'all!" - Southern Revival by Christin

Denise of Salvaged Inspirations gave this 1980's buffet a Pottery Barn black finish with GF's Lamp Black Milk Paint.   Check out http://salvagedinspirations.com/diy-pottery-barn-knock-off/ for all the details on how she got this "Pottery Barn Knock-Off" look!    
Beautiful GF Lamp Black Milk Paint buffet by Whimsical Design - Bryan College Station!    

"This desk was an ugly duckling with the original finish peeling. I stripped and sanded the top to a beautiful wood grain. I stained it. Then painted the body in Lamp Black Milk Paint. All was sealed with several coats of HPTC and hardware done in a copper tone. " - Heather Mullins

Heather entered this piece into the DIY Upcycled Furniture category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"Antique desk Refinished in black, with light distressing and a dark stained top! Original pulls with gorgeous aged patina! This desk was inspired by similar pieces that I've seen in high end furniture stores. I wanted to show that your home can be stylish and on trend for a fraction of the price by upcycl ing great pieces of furniture!" - Kristin Forbes

The following products were used for this project: Lamp Black Milk Paint; Java Gel Stain; Gel Topcoat in Satin; High Performance...

"This table was once light oak and outdated! The table and two captain chairs have been refinished in all GF products and transformed into a very chic and rustic Dining set!" - Kristin Forbes

The following products were used to complete this piece:

Lamp Black Milk Paint; Java Gel Stain; High Performance Topcoat in Flat; Gel Topcoat in Satin

Kristin entered this set into the DIY Upcycled Furniture category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

Cleanse any room in your home by using General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint on your next project. Snow White is a pure, bright white created to bring harmony to living spaces.

Color Mixes top to bottom:

Original Snow White
10 parts Snow White + 1 part Lamp Black
4 parts Snow White + 1 part Lamp Black
1 part Snow White + 1 part Lamp Black
1 part Snow White + 4 parts Lamp Black
1 part Snow White + 10 parts Lamp Black

A simple, neutral color could be exactly what your next project needs. General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint can be custom mixed to bring out a variety of intensities and shades that will perfectly accentuate your home decor. 

Custom Mix Recipes top to bottom:

10 parts Driftwood + 1 part Lamp Black

4 parts Driftwood + 1 part Lamp Black

Original Driftwood

1 part Driftwood + 1 part Snow White

1 part Driftwood + 4 parts Snow White

1 part...

Patina Green is a cool, bright, and refreshing color; a perfect contrast to these hot, summer days. Revitalize your home accessories with this stylish Milk Paint color by General Finishes! 
 

Custom Mix Recipes top to bottom:

4 parts Patina Green + 1 part Lamp Black

Original Patina Green

10 parts Patina Green + 1 part Snow White

1 part Patina Green + 1 part Snow White

1 part Patina Green + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Patina Green +...

Take inspiration from warm, tropical days by using General Finishes Coral Crush Milk Paint on your next project. Coral Crush offers soft, warm hues and a vibrant palette that will liven up your home!

Custom Mix Recipes top to bottom:

1 part Coral Crush + 10 parts Snow White

1 part Coral Crush + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Coral Crush + 1 part Snow White

4 parts Coral Crush + 1 part Snow White

Original Coral Crush

20 parts Coral Crush + 1...

Welcome fall into your home with General Finishes Persimmon Milk Paint! Persimmon is a warm, earthy color with tones of red, orange, and brown that work together to reflect happy, energetic vibes throughout your home. We invite you to give it a try this season! 

Color Mix Recipes top to bottom:

1 part Persimmon + 10 parts Snow White

1 part Persimmon + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Persimmon + 1 part Snow White

4 parts Persimmon + 1 part Snow White

...

Grays come in a variety of shades and General Finishes has worked to produce only the best. For the perfect neutral that can’t fail any project, use GF Seagull Gray Milk Paint. The cozy undertones of this color will match perfectly with any home accessory.

Color Mix Recipes Top to Bottom:

1 part Seagull Gray + 10 parts Snow White

1 part Seagull Gray + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Seagull Gray + 1 part Snow White

original Seagull Gray

10 parts...

For a hue that’s been plucked straight from your garden, try General Finishes Basil Milk Paint. Basil is a healthy, natural green with earthy undertones that projects an inviting feeling throughout your home.

Color Mix Recipes from top to bottom:

1 part Basil + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Basil + 1 part Snow White

4 parts Basil + 1 part Snow White

Original Basil

20 parts Basil + 1 part Lamp Black

4 parts Basil + 1 part Lamp Black

...

This season, cozy up your home accessories with General Finishes Water Based Paints! General Finishes has the perfect color and shade for any occasion. Colors featured in this palette are as followes:

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Seagull Gray Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint and 1 Part Lamp Black Milk Paint

• Custom Mix: 1 Part Persian Blue Milk Paint and 4 Parts Coastal Blue Milk Paint

• Custom...

"Solid, sturdy, beautiful and definitely UNIQUE! This one of a kind piece was refinished in General Finishes products! This is a custom color I created using Seagull Gray, Antique White, Linen, Coastal Blue, and Lamp Black Milk Paints! Then I used a light coat of Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and dry brushed with Antique White! I love how versatile General Finishes products are!" - The Shabby Project

Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies created the perfect Thanksgiving DIY project using techniques that she learned at the 2016 GF Flippin' Furniture Expo!

To create the base for these aged copper chargers, she coated the plates in Lamp Black Milk Paint and High Performance Topcoat Satin. She was able to create the texture using Copper Pearl Effects and Pitch Black Glaze Effects.

Learn about this awesome DIY project at http://bit....

We are absolutely loving this dresser by Rose and Bee Furniture! Refinished in Lamp Black Milk Paint.

"Cottage Kitchen Restyle (pre)Reveal! General Finishes Snow White & Lamp Black Milk Paint for the absolute win here. 'Twas an absolute delight being a part of this restyle, and I cannot wait to invite myself back to check out the new hardware, backsplash and wall color later this month!" - The Cottage at Brookside Hollow

"In between working on our custom orders for this week we decided to finish up this cute entryway table. Stained in Java Gel Stain, painted in Black Lamp Milk Paint and sealed with High Performance Satin Sealer by General Finishes. To finish the look we picked these super cute cow head knobs from Hobby Lobby. We sure love how this turned out!" - Mel & Mar Creations

This gorgeous buffet was refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black and sealed with High Performance Top Coat in Satin.  This buffet had a matching piece to it which was also finished in Lamp Black.  Both stunning pieces are being used in a church "coffee shop" used for youth group meetings and various other meetings in the church.  

 

This little dresser is a functional work of art!  The base of the dresser was painted in General Finished "Lamp Black", and lightly distressed.  It also got a "new" reclaimed wood top, which was hand-stained in a Southwestern design using 4 different GF Gel Stains: Java, Antique Walnut, Nutmeg, and Black.  The entire piece was sealed using GF high-performance satin polyacrylic for a durable finish.

 

This French provincial buffet is done in General Finishes Lamp Black. Distressing to show natural wood. Sealed with polyurethane.

"This buffet was finished in a deep indigo blue that I mixed using Klein Blue and a bit of Lamp Black GF Milk Paint. The end result was a sophisticated blue that enhances the beautiful shape of this vintage piece. It was distressed then sealed with GF High Performance Topcoat in satin." 

"Dropped this cute lil' black cabinet off to @panachehome today. I think it may have sent me back on a black paint kick. Always happens this time of year..." - Sweet William Vintage

Sweet William Vintage used Lamp Black Milk Paint for this makeover. See more projects completed with this color by going to the Design Center at http://bit.ly/2aMDFVt.

"Does it get any cuter than this little bench? My sister found this and had to have it!" - Gigi's Hope Chest

Learn how to spray General Finishes Milk Paint: http://youtu.be/OVPZHYAicF4