Water Based Wood Stain

"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." 

Hardt Restorations astounded us with this beautiful Drexel Server and Hutch restoration!

They explain, "It is painted in my latest favorite color Coastal Blue with Snow White Milk Paint details and gold accents. I added vintage-inspired fabric backing on a removable piece of foam on the hutch. The server top has been refinished in Espresso Wood Stain and everything has been sealed and protected. This was a two week process that turned out even better than I hoped!"

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...

Thirty Eighth Street took an outdated farmhouse table and upcycled it into a gorgeous wall desk! Carrie of Thirty Eighth Street says "I started by sanding the top of the table down to the original wood. Wiped down the table top, then brushed one coat of General Finishes Water Based Stain in Walnut. This was my first time using a water based stain and I have to say that it went on like a dream! The coverage was superb and clean up was a cinch! The green base was painted in General Finishes...

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."
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.

This delicious color combo mimics the tones of a creamy cappuccino! Get the look with this custom mix: 50/50 Walnut 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

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!
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

Drabs 2 Fabs created this charming dresser with GF Milk Paint. "I painted this piece with Persian Blue and stenciled with Snow White. I also used your White Wash (water based wood stain) and it's awesome too. It's so different and cute!
Drabs 2 Fabs refinished this vintage dresser with General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint and our waterbased White Wash. Such a beautiful piece. It's for sale! Check out Drabs 2 Fab's page for more details!
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 flooring Before and After was completed by Scott Viers atwww.cabinetrefresh.com using General Finishes products! "This was an engineered floor which could not be sanded. I took a shot at it: cleaned, mopped with a little Early American Waterbased Wood Stain mixed with Clear Poly Flat, finished with Clear Poly flat with Crosslinker...turned out beautiful!"

This kitchen makeover was refinished using General Finishes Espresso Water Based Wood Stain.
Beautiful chest refinished using General Finishes Millstone and Lamp Black Milk Paints.
This stunning armoire was refinished by Artistry In Wood using General Finishes Ceal-A-Cell Clear topped with Arm-R-Seal Top Coat.
This beautiful tree stump was refinished using Country Pine Water Based Wood Stain and Enduro-Var Top Coat.