Water Based Wood Stain

"This stunning dining set has detail. The top layer is a mix of General Finishes water based stain in Espresso and Antique Cherry while the lower layer is Antique Cherry to create a two tone effect and has been sealed with multiple coats of General Finishes High Performance semigloss topcoat. The chairs, table skirt and base have been painted with General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White and layered with an antiquing glaze to highlight the details and create the aged vanilla finish. Then...
"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    
Gravity Hill Furnishings, GF's August 2017 Retailer of the Month, created this classic look.   "The body was sprayed with Snow White Milk Paint using a Wagner flexibility sprayer. The top was stained with a custom mix of Espresso and Weathered Gray Water Based Stains. and sealed with HPTC Satin."   Visit Gravity Hill Furnishings at Gilley's Antique & Decorator Mall located at 5789 US-40 Booth C-11 Plainfield, IN or Studio Stuff at 43 North Main Street Franklin, IN.      

This piece was given a fresh look with General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint. The top was created with a custom mix of General Finishes Water Based Weathered Gray and Espresso Wood Stains. Sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin.

"Custom blend of colors from General Finishes! Patina Green and Whitewash Stain. It's such a beautiful color." - Terrys Tweaked Tiques.  
"I love this classic Farmhouse look. This client owned piece was brought to us for a makeover and I must say I love the way it turned out! We refinished this one in General Finishes Espresso water based stain and Antique White (Milk Paint). The piece was slightly distressed to let that dark Mahogany wood show through. The whole thing was then finished off in GF HP topcoat in satin. We left the original pulls with the perfect amount of patina to make the piece!" - Painted Paradise - Antiques,...
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.    
This cut-out cross sign was made by Said Your Way Studio & Signs, GF's 2017 July Retailer of the Month. Loving the color combo of Weathered Gray and Walnut Water Based Stain along with Persian Blue and Antique White Milk Paint.   Stop by Said Your Way Studio at 1013 W. 7TH ST. AUBURN, IN to pick up your favorite GF Products. Visit them online at http://www.saidyourwaystudio.com/ and check out their painting workshop...
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.    

We adore this bench refinish by Nap Time Creations! This solid oak storage bench was painted with General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint, then white-washed with Winter White Glaze Effects. The seat was stained with Espresso Water Based Wood Stain.

"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    

"This absolutely stunning vintage Queen Anne style desk has a fresh new look and is ready to brighten up a new home! General Finishes Antique Oak Wood Stain brings out the natural look to the top grain and Driftwood Milk Paint perfectly complements the graceful claw and ball foot details and serpentine drawers." - For Love of the Paint

"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...    

"I finished up this beauty! It's headed home today and is ready to be a kitchen island. The top was restained in General Finishes Espresso water-based Wood Stain and sealed with Arm-R-Seal. Case painted in Seagull Gray Milk Paint." - Roots & Wings Furniture

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." 

Loving this amazing laundry room upgrade from Rustic Charm Creations, our June 2016 Retailer of the Month!   "We transformed this plain non-functional laundry room into a dreamy laundry/mudroom. The custom solid wood cabinets were handcrafted to fit perfectly in the client's space. We painted the cabinets in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint using a professional-grade airless paint sprayer. I added some rustic charm by glazing the cabinets and highlighting the lines of the...

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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"This early 1900's dresser was completely restored and reloved in beautiful GF Persimmon with a GF Espresso Water Based Stained top. I think it's my new favorite spring color." - Repurposed Love by Rhonda Donnelly

Loving this fun and creative coffee table from Airdrie Furniture Revival! The top was stained with GF Espresso Water Based Wood Stain and the base was painted with Snow White and Dark Chocolate Milk Paints and the chevron was done with Corinth Blue. The entire piece was sealed with GF High Performance Topcoat in Gloss.

Jenny of Evolution of Style says, "I have used General Finishes paints in the past, and I really love how easily they spray, and the final finish once dry. They have a great selection of colors too. Because we all want great colors, yes? I spotted Queenstown Gray with a stained wood top, on a side table in a local Woodcraft store that sells and refinish furniture, and fell in love with it. I knew it had to be mine, and would be a perfect color for this piece. ...I used the same toning...
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!
Need a new color combo? Pair our Lamp Black Milk Paint with Walnut Water-Based Wood Stain! We're loving how Jenny at Evolution of Style_ used it on this desk restyle! Jenny shares, "I had a change of heart midway through the project and decided to go with Lamp Black. I'm in love with the result... I used General Finishes High Performance Polyacrylic and their Walnut Wood Stain. The Walnut stain is a fantastic color - not too dark, not too light. And you can make it darker if you want by...

Diana's DIY Den & Treasure Showcase says, "Behold the power of paint smile emoticon I freshened up this dresser for my niece using General Finishes products… Driftwood Milk Paint wiped with a coat of Whitewash Stain and finished off with a couple coats of High Performance Topcoat. I love how it turned out and more importantly my niece loves it too!"

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."

This color combo evokes the deliciousness of a steaming cup of creamy cappuccino! Get the look with this custom mix: 50/50 Antique Oak Water-Based Wood Stain with High Performance Topcoat Satin on Millstone Milk Paint! There are so many choices, which stain should you choose? Learn the differences between GF stains & dyes in this video: http://bit.ly/1vtZolo

This look is true blue for me and you! Get this Custom Mix: 50/50 Coastal Blue Milk Paint and Water-Based Wood Stain in Whitewash. Question: Can Oil-Based and Water-Based Products be used over one another? Find out here! http://youtu.be/yDKZFGvpYpw
Get this beautiful neutral look using a 66/33 custom mix of Driftwood and Queenstown Gray Milk Paints, hand-distressed over Black Cherry Water-Based Wood Stain! Find out more about our Water Based Wood Stains here: http://bit.ly/1oRJOeg and Water Based Dye Stains here: http://bit.ly/1t3gwk3
Love our Java Gel Stain? Then we're sure you'll also love our Espresso Water-Based Wood Stain! Which stain should you choose? Tom explains the differences between GF Stains in this video: http://bit.ly/1vtZolo
We're nuts about this color combo! Get the look with Pecan Water-Based Wood Stain accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. Learn more about General Finishes Water-Based Wood Stains here: http://bit.ly/1oRJOeg and get some tips on creating a Uniform Stain Color here: http://bit.ly/1yxXHrR.

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​

Chulie's Boutique shared this beautiful Basil Green & Espresso vintage dresser makeover, the perfect color combo for the first day of spring! "Once property of US Government, this vintage solid 4 drawer dresser has so many purposes! Hmmm, maybe I'll keep it after all! Kidding, kidding! Painted in General Finishes Basil Milk Paint and top has been stained with Espresso Water-Based Wood Stain!"

Stunning custom built wardrobe by Brad at Timber and Soul! Brad paired Water Based Wood Stain in Walnut with Behr Paint and ivory handles on this beauty. To recreate the look, we suggest our Persian Blue Milk Paint!
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!"
How gorgeous is this bedroom set shared by Theresa and the ladies over at House of Krafts?! We're loving their custom finish of Antique White dry brushed with layers of Driftwood and Queenstown Grey Milk Paints, a wash of Walnut Wood Stain for antiquing, and High Performance Top Coat in Satin to seal in the beauty! "Our inspiration for the finish is sort of "driftwood meets Restoration Hardware" - The look is achieved by layering lots and lots of different shades of grey on top of Antique White...
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!