Dye Stain

Dye Stains are WATER BASED and penetrate deep into the wood to magnify the grain - great used alone or layered under other products, such as Gel Stain.

4 parts High Performance Topcoat to one part Ebony Dye Stain

The rowing machine was finished using General Finishes Dye Stain and High Performance Topcoat. All finishes were applied to premium Baltic plywood. The rower has two main finsihed parts; the outer frame and the inner frame. The first step was to raise the grain with a water spritz then sand with 220-320-grit sandpaper to know down the "hairs". A Custom formula of Cabernet and Amber Dye Stain was mixed to achieve the rich, reddish color for the outer frame. General Finishes Enduro Extender...

"This is such a great, solid wood piece of furniture! The top was sanded and stained with General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain and sealed with Arm-R-Seal Semi-Gloss. There are still a few imperfections that were too deep to get out, but overall I'm pleased with the results! The body was painted with Fusion Mineral Paint Coal Black & lightly distressed. The inside has some dark stains, so I added Re·design with Prima Timeworks Decoupage Paper, which gives it the right vintage vibe." -...
"The top was in rough shape but sanded down beautifully. I stained it in...

Custom buffet
Products used: General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain, Semi-gloss Arm R Seal, Dixie Bell Paint White Lightning, Slick Stick, White Boss, Fusion Mineral PaintCashmere, Ageing Wax, Wood U Bend

All scroll saw/handmade from birch plywood, basswood and and a little bit of oak. All dye stained with General Finishes Medium Brown (stem/leaves) and Empire Red (rose/petals) Dye Stain. 

"Refinished for a client who picked a beautiful shade of gray. Mahogany drawers were sanded down then stained in General Finishes Dye Stain in Pewter. Kept the gorgeous original hardware." - Elm Street Designs    

GF Water Based Blue and Ebony Dye Stains and Cinnamon Dye Stain on Birch Plywood

Custom Dye Stain Combos

These are my go-to stain colors (General Finishes Water-Based Dye).

"I’m just over here forever trying to neutralize the red/orange in Mahogany. Please don’t come for me lovers of warm wood tones. Anyway, I think I found my go-to for doing just that without going too dark or loosing the grain. My new secret weapon- General Finishes water based dye stain in Pewter.   To all my furniture refinishing friends, I’ll share my process if you want to give this look a whirl. Completely stripped inside and out with Jasco and lacquer thinner. Sanded with my orbital...
Created with General Finishes water based dye stains in Pewter & Blue and Water Based Stain in Onyx & Walnut.      

Fusion Mineral Paint's new Blue Pine & Ageing Wax on the body, with Weatherwood Stains, LLC Salvage layered with General Finishes Pewter Dye Stain on top, sealed with 3 coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal.

"I’m so in love with this timeless Webster Groves staircase! Such a classic beauty. The railings & posts were never clear coated from the previous contractor so they were really dull and faded. The treads were failing big time and I suspect the proper floor rated clear coat was not used to protect them.   We completely refinished all the oaks treads, cleaned the railings and posts and I dyed everything with a custom blend of General Finishes Dye Stains using Light Brown, Medium...

"Oh what a labor of love this piece of was. Saved and restored this tall boy dresser. Completely stripped and sanded clean. For nice under glow used Cinnamon Dye Stain then once dry came over it with Georgian Cherry Gel Stain. Then top coated in Arm-R-Seal gloss. Added new antique casters and cool antique style knobs. I just love to custom color a piece." 

Pine frame with tentree print in GF Empire Red Dye Stain

Absolutely amazingly intricate design!   "Eclipse, 29"x29” Finished in red and blue General Finishes Dye Stain." - 515 Design Co  

"We got to make this really cool custom Cancer sign lantern. It’s made from white oak and I used General Finishes Blue dye to give it some color."

"Coffee table going home today with a fresh and modern new look, painted in ...

New project in the works. A little pre-stain before General Finishes blue dye stain. 

GF Water Based Cinnamon Dye Stain

"Love it when our customers ask for "medium brown" stain. Out comes the General Finishes Vintage Cherry dye stain. My personal favorite stain ever!"

Baseball memorabilia display in General Finishes Orange Dye Stain

Patina Green and Queenstown mix. Drawers refinished with GF Dye stain in Medium brown. Sealed in HPTC Flat.

Custom vanity in Fusion Mineral Paint Raw Silk, Espresso Stain and Finishing oil, General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain and Arm-R-Seal Semigloss.

"If you're looking to bring some more color into your home while preserving the natural look of the wood grain, look no further! General Finishes makes a beautiful Dye Stain in over a dozen colors. The stain penetrates and dyes the wood for a deep and vibrant look. Support a small business and buy all of your General Finishes products here!" - Unfinished Furniture Colorado    
"Restored/Redesigned/Refinished Antique Counter. This 100+ year old counter piece was fully stripped down and received a fresh start.A full refinish of it's base. Addition of fabricated iron legs. Custom built top and back. Entire piece finished in a multi layered aged stain finish.(General Finishes Amber and Light Brown Dye Stain) Top sealed with 5 coats of matte polyacrylic. Reclaimed wood shelves cut and added. Original hardware was left in original finish and cleaned and oiled with vintage...
"Solid Walnut Mid Century Modern Tiered Accent Table. Refinished with General Finishes Light Brown Dye Stain and Arm-R-Seal Semigloss." - Flipping Fabulous   Learn more about GF water based Dye Stain in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wopU1L1X0w
Beautiful 9 drawer dresser transformed with General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and Medium Brown Dye Stain by Moses Restorations.   Learn more about GF Dye Stain in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductDyeStain

Hand Turned GF Oragne Dye Stain platter

Figured Maple dyed with General Finishes Green Dye Stain

Hand crafted vase finished with Blue Dye Stain. 

Dark chocolate milk paint on the cross and Cinnamon dye. We are partial to stains, dyes, conditioners and finishes. 

"This great Halloween porch sign features General Finishes Pewter Dye Stain and two fabulous stencils from Essential Stencil." - Mettle Modern Design   Learn more about General Finishes Dye Stain in this video:http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductDyeStain

Yellow Dye Stain

1st Pic = just dye stain

2nd pic = 1 coat of Arm-R-Seal


"Before/After. 'Faux Card Catalog' A build out of drawers with antique oak trim...go from 5 drawers to 40 Faux drawers. Custom fabricated iron legs and 40 pieces of hardware finished to compliment. Refinished in GF Medium Brown Dye stain with High Performance Topcoat in flat."    Learn more about General Finishes Dye Stain in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoWaterBasedDyeStain
"This beautiful Vintage Duncan Phyfe Server has been transformed using General Finishes Ebony Dye Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint. High Performance Gloss finish and beautiful black and white floral lined drawers and cabinet back complete this one-of-a-kind piece!"   

Merlot and Orange layered dye stain

Adorable coastal inspired welcome signs in GF Vintage Cherry and Dark Brown Dye Stain    Learn more about General Finishes Dye Stain in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoWaterBasedDyeStain
"This Antique French Buffet is nothing short of spectacular! Restored using a custom mix of General Finishes Light Brown Dye Stain and High Performance Satin Finish." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare   Learn more about General Finishes Dye Stain in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wopU1L1X0w&t=4s
"Thank you GF! This 6'2" long x 4' tall 40 drawer was just purchased by the set designers for the TV series FARGO and will be in their "library" set. All custom refinished with GF products!"    This look was achieved by layering General Finishes Dark Brown and Amber Dye Stain and sealed with High Performance Topcoat in flat.   Learn more about GF Dye Stain in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductDyeStain

"Where are our mid mod fans?! It is not all that often that we get mid century modern pieces but these definitely exceeded my expectations. Also check out the hardware. It is pretty awesome. The drawers were stained using General Finishes Dark Brown Dye Stain and the rest painted in Coastal Blue."

"This Valentine Sign board was coated in General Finishes Pewter Dye Stain, and sanded lightly. Using the 5” A-Z stencils from Essential Stencil, we crafted the basis for the sign, and embellished it with the heart wreath from the stencil of the month club January design. I used premier acrylics in Titanium White for the letters, and Dixie Belle Tea Rose for the heart!"     
"Just wow! Custom order with a customized mix of stain for an eggplant color using General Finishes water based dye stain, Merlot and Blue, with Graphite water based wood stain surrounded by Antique White Milk Paint. Beautiful!"   
"Mid Century Modern China Cabinet is complete! This special family piece has been completely refinished. We stained the piece using General Finishes Ebony Dye Stain and finished it with a High Performance Satin Finish. Combined with natural legs, this piece has a fresh modern look!"   

"The drawers slide like butter and have been lined with fabulous teal paper. The drawer fronts have been stripped and re-stained in General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain The body was painted in General Finishes White Poly. The new gold bar pulls are the icing on the cake." 

"This amazing dresser has gotten quite the transformation! The stunning book-matched top has been stain in General Finishes Light Brown Dye stain to emphasize the amazing grain. The body has been hand painted in General Finishes Linen and Antique White milk paint with an antique glaze finish. Original hardware are the perfect compliment to this beautifully aged piece." 

"I am totally obsessed! This stunning Vintage Duncan Phyfe Buffet has been beautifully refinished. The mahogany top, drawers, and doors have all been stained in General Finishes Ebony Dye Stain with a High Performance Semi Gloss Finish. It’s the perfect combination of depth and grain clarity. The body with it’s specialty worn blackish flat finish, and original hardware highlight the age while giving this piece a modern twist." 

We were able to customize this beautiful Antique Hepplewhite Buffet. Refinished using General Finishes Light Brown Dye Stain and Lamp Black Milk paint to create a blackish antique finish."

"This amazing antique card catalog has been completely refinished and repurposed into the most incredible bar or entryway console. It features a custom built white oak quarter sawn top and white oak base. The piece is custom finished using General Finishes Light Brown Dye and Espresso Water-based Stains and topped with a High Performance Satin for the most beautiful authentically aged look that highlights it’s amazing tiger oak details! Use this in almost any room to store odds and ends or...