Milk Paint

"My client wanted to glam up her coffee table and I couldn't have been more excited to help! What once was a sweet, but understated little table, is now a chic center of attention!" - Goebig & Go Home   This beauty was refinished with GF Antique White Milk Paint, Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and Flat Out Flat Topcoat.    

Look at this gorgeous desk and chair set we just added! We painted this in a custom color we created using General Finishes Halcyon Blue and Snow White Milk Paints!" - Retta's Ruffles

"This is the cutest piece! I took an old dresser, ditched the drawers and added a shelf and doors to give it a farmhouse feel. I love the contrast of General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint with Minwax Early American Stain and sealed with General Finishes topcoat." - Sarah Clements of Simply Stated Furniture

To achieve this lovely light stain, we suggest using GF Prairie Wheat Gel Stain.

"This Jacobean buffet is our first General Finishes Lamp Black piece and we are in love. We can't say enough good things about General Finishes Milk paint line. It goes on so smooth they have so many wonderful colors to choose from. The entire piece including the drawers have been sealed with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. There are some special details including fabric lined drawers and a fun stencil on the side. ." - Joni Wauhop of The Furniture Fairies

"Just finished up the sweetest pair of mid century nightstands using paper from Rifle Paper Co. They are painted in General Finishes Milk Paint in the color Queenstown Gray and custom mix of Persimmon and Coral Crush." - Possum Hollow Designs    
"The Denim Twins! Love how pretty these gorgeous side tables turned out! Using a custom technique I was able to achieve the look of soft worn denim." - Second Chance Studios    

This adorable set of nightstands was painted in GF Queenstown Gray Milk Paint by Possum Hollow Designs! They accented the pieces in a custom pink using Persimmon and Coral Crush Milk Paint with a lovely floral print by Rifle Paper Co.

Check out this awesome upcycling project by Beverley of Revamped! So crafty!

She explains, "I made a hanging rail with an old foosball table rail and reclaimed timber. I used GF Queenstown Gray Milk Paint over the wood, but as a wash to show the grain and give it a rustic feel."

Absolutely adore this charming, true navy blue buffet by House of Aalia! This was completed using General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint.

Loving this custom color gray buffet by Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations! This color was created by mixing GF Seagull Gray and Lamp Black Milk Paint.

What a charming statment piece this is by Live Dwell Interiors! The base was painted in GF Persian Blue Milk Paint with dark waxing. Accented with Champagne Pearl Effects and sealed with High Performance Topcoat Satin.

"We transformed this piece by color blending turquoise & teal with GF Coastal Blue Milk Paint. The Coastal Blue was the color needed to enhance this to perfection! The base of the piece was firest coated in a medium-gray Saltwash, then covered with GF Seagull Gray Milk Paint. We absolutely love how this piece came to life!" - KT Lyons

Vibrant dresser in GF Klein Blue Milk Paint by Naila's Nook!   Naila's Nook called Klein Blue, "My new fave color!"    
Fantastic makeover with General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint and Pitch Black Glaze Effects.   "Sofa tables are one of my all time favorite things to refinish. When I saw this table, with it's bun feet and curved legs, I knew I had to have it." - Boxwood & Brass    
"Custom painted bookshelf for a client's daughter's room! We color matched a print in the opposite side wall wallpaper and it turned out gorgeous! Paint used: Coral Crush by General Finishes. Finish: GF High Performance Topcoat in gloss." - The Broken Masterpiece    
Fun and bright dining set in GF Sunglow and Antique White Milk Paint by Vinterest Antiques: Hixson!   Visit Vinterest Antiques at 2105 Northpoint Blvd Hixson, Tennessee to purchase GF products.    
Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations restyled this handsome dresser with General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint, Java Gel Stain and High Performance Topcoat in flat.    
Loving this beachy vibe from Saw Nail and Paint!   This pine dresser was given a facelift with custom mix of 1 part Persian Blue + 1 Part Snow White Milk Paint and sealed with High Performance Topcoat in flat. Check out for all the details of this project.  
Sophisticated and elegant Lamp Black and Antique White Milk Paint china cabinet by Blue Cottage Studio   Maxine of Blue Cottage Studio says, "I just want to share my first timer experience. I had heard great reviews about General Finishes but hadn't had the opportunity to use them. I'm a believer now - absolutely love General Finishes. The colours are gorgeous (the perfect black and such a creamy white), has great coverage and goes on so smooth. Thank you GF! I am so pleased with the...
"I only recently started using General Finishes and I am in love! Colors are beautiful, top coats are durable, and the coverage is amazing. This beautiful vanity was painted in Driftwood (Milk Paint), dark glazed to accentuate the stunning details, and top was sanded and stained in Antique Walnut (Gel Stain). This little lady finally got the makeover she rightfully deserved!" - Madeston Grey Designs    
How adorable are these GF Antique White Milk Paint whitewashed flower pots from Southern Curated?!   Visit to see more!   Find your favorite GF products in the U.S. at Woodcraft, Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, or, in Canada, at Wood Essence and Lee Valley. You can also purchase GF products from any of the...

"Just added this gorgeous vanity to the booth! This is painted in Patina Green Milk Paint by General Finishes and would be the perfect addition to any little girl's room (or mom's too)." - Retta's Ruffles

Check out this awesome desk by Thirty Eighth Street! They completed this piece with GF Snow White and Lamp Black Milk Paint using a unique vertical dry bursh technique. They also sealed the piece with HPTC Satin.

Learn more about their dry brush technique by going to their blog at

"How cute is this little buffet! I think it would make the most adorable coffee bar. Perfectly farmhouse style with General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint on the outside, bronze cup pulls, and a butcher block style top." - Finn and Bo

Check out this charming dresser by Belle Maison! Refinished with General Finishes Basil Milk Paint.

CoCo of The Crowned Goat gave this dresser a sophisticated new look with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and High Performance Topcoat.        

"This cabinet was painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Driftwood and Millstone Milk Paint... The top was sanded down hand rubbed with antiquing wax to give it a rustic look. The original pulls were replaced with new cast iron ones that coordinate well with her coffee table and media console table." - VintagelessJules

"I love the clean, sleek lines on this dresser! The frame has been refinished in GF Lamp Black Milk Paint and HPTC in Satin. The legs and drawer fronts have been stained in Java Gel and Arm-R-Seal." - Ashley Olson of Eden Elyse Design Co.

"This desk went from bruised and beat up to bold and beautiful!... Wanted to go bold with the color and decided on General Finishes Persimmon to do just that. The desk was tastefully accented with General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze, which seamlessly marries the modern color with the vintage origin of the piece. The top was sanded down to bare wood, stained with a custom mix of General Finishes Java and Nutmeg gel stains, and sealed with hemp oil to bring out the beautiful wood grain." -...

We adore this chic buffet by Absolutely Shabbulous! Painted in GF Persian Blue Milk Paint and sealed with Flat Out Flat Topcoat.

"This is a buffet I completed for my house with Milk Paint in Basil, sealed with GF HPTC (High Performance Topcoat). I am loving this sage green color. It's added a nice pop of color without being too bright. Thanks again General Finishes!" - Lily Pond  
Check out this "Black Wash Wood" transformation from Salvaged Inspirations!   "This table was created using General Finishes Lamp Black mixed with water. Brush on - wipe off! It's a great alternative if you're not into using stain but love the stained look!"                
"I spruced up this dresser with General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint, Winter White and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects, and GFHP Flat Top Coat, and some light distressing." - Green Spruce Designs    
"This hutch has been passed around my family for years. When it made its way back to me, I knew I wanted a modern farmhouse feel. I used Chapin Gray Chalk Style Paint on the case, Antique Walnut Gel Stain on the drawers and top, and dry brushed Lamp Black Milk Paint on the knobs. I've been a big fan of your gel stains for awhile now, but this was my first time using General Finishes paints. They will be my first choice going forward!" - Reminiscence Designs by GEA    

Lovely dresser in GF Key West Blue Chalk Style Paint and Antique White Milk Paint by Retta's Ruffles

GF Basil Milk Paint is such a lovely spring time color! We love this dining set by Lucy Lu's Shabby Chic Furniture & More!    
"Can't seem to stay away from this red! It sure is a favorite around here! This piece is very special to my client. Her grandmother recently passed and this was one of the things she received from her. Hope she loves it! General Finishes Holiday Red."- Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations    
"This little wash stand was painted in General Finishes Persian Blue & Antique White Milk Paint, with some dark waxes on the doors. " - Flipping Fabulous      
Bright and cherry GF Sunglow Milk Paint desk accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects by Junque With A Purpose.    

Who wouldn't love this lovely China hutch by Eight Crusty Brushes! This was finished with General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint, distressing, and sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Flat.

Check out this custom sliding barn door tv console by Resurrected Owl! Painted in GF Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and Pitch Black Glaze Effects.

"We love being able to create customized pieces for our clients! This reclaimed wood flag was painted in General Finishes Antique White and Lamp Black Milk Paint." - Mel & Mar Creations

What a dashing jewelry cabinet this is by Willow Tree Chickadee! Layered with GF Antique White and Queenstown Milk Paint and Winter White Glaze Effects.

"We changed our minds about the colors on this desk after we started and we are so glad we did! Absolutely in LOVE with the color combinations on this one... The top part of the desk is painted in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and the drawers are stained in Prairie Wheat Gel Stain. All the gold details are created with Gold Leaf Gold paint by Plaid Crafts." - Mel & Mar Creations

How precious is this buffet by Ashley Olson of Eden Elyse Design Co? What a doll!

Ashley comments, "This mini-buffet was refinished using General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint, Java Gel Stain and High Performance Topcoat. I love how smooth and soft the finish is!"

Check out this cool piece from Vintage Rose Home, GF's May 2017 Retailer of the Month!   It was painted with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint, accented with Pitch Black Glaze Effects and topped with Black Gel Stain.   You can visit Vintage Rose Home in person at 4762 SW 72 Ave. Miami, FL or online at and...
General Finishes May 2017 Retailer of the Month, Vintage Rose Home dressed up this piece with GF Driftwood Milk Paint and High Performance Topcoat in semi-gloss.   You can visit Vintage Rose Home in person at 4762 SW 72 Ave. Miami, FL or online at and
Vintage Rose Home, GF's May 2017 Retailer of the Month, created this beauty with General Finishes Holiday Red Milk Paint and dark glaze.   You can visit Vintage Rose Home in person at 4762 SW 72 Ave. Miami, FL or online at and      

Tired of the same colors? Wake up your next project with General Finishes Somerset Gold Milk Paint! Adding a splash of yellow can give any home accessory a burst of energy. Mix in some Snow White and and your piece will instantly become cozy and soft. 
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Purposely Painted made over this MCM Gentleman's Chest with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain.