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.

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...

"This incredible Antique Victorian Buffet has been completely refinished. The top, drawers, and cabinet doors have been stained in General Finishes Dark Brown Dye Stain to enhance the amazing figured wood. The body and legs have a custom blackish walnut finish for a subtle contrast." 

"This gorgeous Antique Duncan Phyfe Buffet has been completely refinished and ready for new home! The top, cabinet doors and drawers have all been stained using General Finishes Ebony Dye Stain and the body a custom blackish finish. Black and white floral lined cabinets and original hardware give this piece the perfect mix of modern and traditional!" 

"This custom created buffet is the epitome of Rustic Elegance. Done up completely with the GF Light Brown water based dye stain on pine. The doors are maple and were done with the Brown Mahogany Gel Stain painted on. The top has been clad in solid copper that has been brought to a beautiful patina of browns and turquoises." 

"I think I officially have a new favorite piece! This incredible Antique Hepplewhite Mahogany Buffet was completely stripped down to bare wood and stained using General Finishes Ebony Dye Stain to achieve this amazing grain clarity. Finished in High Performance Satin Finish gives this piece a classic look while still being completely modern! The perfect juxtaposition!"     

This Mid-Century piece was a disaster when we found it all alone, abandoned on the side of the road. Lucky for this piece, we saw that it had potential! We sanded off all of the old finish, then applied Merlot dye stain. It looked even better than we imagined! The dye stain really made the wood grain pop. We topped off the finish with three coats of High performance Semi-Gloss. This piece was totally revived thanks to a little elbow grease and the amazing products of General Finishes.

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Cerused beauty! After this rustic dresser was cleaned and stripped I applied dye stain then sealed with wax free shellac. Lime wax was applied and wiped back to highlight the natural patterns of the gorgeous tiger oak. The body was painted in a custom gray which complements the grain beautifully, then sealed with a flat topcoat. 

 

COLOR RECIPE

  • Custom mix of Paris Grey and Graphite Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan 1.5 : 1

PRODUCTS USED

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"This antique walnut empire style dresser has beautiful hand cut dovetail joints dating it to the mid 1800’s, almost 200 years old! I found this gem in a local thrift store and the curves and grain took my breath away. Too beautiful to sit in my basement it found a home as is in my foyer. Well last week I decided it was time to totally revive her and give her a second life (or third, fourth, fifth...)! I used General Finishes Dye Stain in Medium Brown on the top and drawer fronts to bring...

Light Brown Dye Stain with High Performance Topcoat

"Just finished a buffet refinish! Products: Red: General Finishes Empire Red Dye Stain. Black: General Finishes Ebony Dye Stain. Topcoat: General Finishes HPTC Satin with a final rub down of General Finishes Satin Finishing Wax on a 1000 grit sanding sponge. The framing was done from the factory in a very bright white wood and the door fronts were a mahogany veneer. The way they got a uniform color across the whole piece was to dye the white wood with a nice red before putting a...

"I used General Finishes gorgeous Blue Dye Stain for the first time and absolutely love it. This piece was tedious and time consuming but well worth it. Can't wait to make more!" - she.wood

"This gal was a GF project from start to finish. I used the Medium Brown Dye, the Nutmeg Gel Stain, Lamp Black Milk Paint and finished off with the Arm R Seal. I even purchased the hardware from D. Lawless Hardware with the gift card I received from GF in my prize package. Thank you all at General Finishes for the stellar products you make for us." - Designs by Dee

Incredible hand crafted banjo by Capital City Banjos finished with General Finishes Black Cherry Water Based Stain, Medium Brown Dye Stain and satin High Performance Topcoat.    

1 coat Early American Water Based Stain over 1 coat Light Borwn Dye Stain, sealed with High performance Topcoat, satin

Appy additional coats if a darker color is desired. 

 

1 coat Java Gel Stain applied over 1 coat Yellow Dye Stain, sealed with High Performance Topcoat satin

Apply additional coats if darker color is desired.

When layering water-based and oil-based products, increase the dry time:

  • Water over oil: Let oil-based products dry 72+hrs
  • Oil over water: Let water-based products dry 24+hrs

1 coat Java Gel Stain over 1 coat Amber Dye Stain, sealed with High Performace Topcoat, satin

Apply additional coats to acheive desired color. 

When layering water-based and oil-based products, increase the dry time:

  • Water over oil: Let oil-based products dry 72+hrs
  • Oil over water: Let water-based products dry 24+hrs

Achieve this warm tone by layering GF Walnut Water Based Stain over GF Vintage Cherry Dye Stain. 

Shown: 1 coat of Walnut over Vintage Cherry sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin

Add additional coats to acheive desired color

Layer GF Nutmeg Gel Stain over Amber Dye Stain for a warm look

Shown: 1 coat Nutmeg over 1 coat Amber, sealed with High Performance Topcoat, satin

Add additional coats to achieve desired color

"This project has been very rewarding. The table on the left is refreshed using General Finishes Dye Stains in Cinnamon on the table sides, Amber with a wash of Pewter on the drawers and Dark Brown on the shelf and legs. The color choices were a nod to MCM colors." - BentWoods Studio      
"Bittersweet sending this table back home with its family. This is the work I love to do! Refinishing, restoration, restyling, and with a little modification! I have to thank my clients for putting all of their faith into my work and allowing me to make executive decisions where deemed necessary. It’s the greatest feeling when your client exudes all confidence in your craftsmanship and truly respects your opinion and advice. Though I’m always nervous when I return belongings to my clients, I...

"This beauty has received the full restoration treatment. The old chipping finish was completely removed and using General Finishes Dark Brown Dye Stain I was able to highlight all the beautiful walnut grain while giving the color an update. The drawers are in excellent working condition and lined with a beautiful pop of floral print fabric." - Nap Time Creations

"We started by completely stripping and staining this 1920’s Queen Anne style dresser with General Finishes Dark Brown Dye Stain and finished it with a worn Queenstown Gray finish. Gilded original hardware and new D. Lawless casters complete this incredible transformation." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare    

This beautiful vanity was lightly sanded with 180 then 220 grit sandpaper. The beautiful burl wood top was then stained with GF dye stain in Amber.

I needed to add some extra oomph to the front of the drawer and mirror so using Artisan Enhancements VP Antico I did a raised stenciling effect. After it was completely dry I lightly sanded the stencil to knock down any rough edges. 

I used Wise Owl paints in Weathervane, Bowie, Smokey Quartz and Begonia  I sanded the paint doing...

"This is an incredible antique buffet! Made in Chicago by Orlbrich and Goldbeck in the late 1800’s, this quarter sawn oak Victorian Buffet has been completely refinished using General Finishes products. The top was dyed in Light Brown (Dye Stain) giving it a rich English Chestnut color and paired with a worn Queenstown Gray finish. New D. Lawless Hardware and black and white floral details give this traditional yet modern makeover a special touch." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare    

Alaska is home of the midnight sky, and when the moon sits against the beautiful colors, it creates the most beautiful sky in the world. General finishes dye stains allows us to mimic the skies of the great Alaskan North in an amazing way. Each handcut peice is stained in general finishes custom dye stains. The sky is a mix of blue, ebony, and amber dyestain, all blended to an ombre effect. The moon is done with winter white glaze effects. The mountains are a mix of medium brown, dark brown...

Body of desk was painted in a Peppery Gray and pewter metallic paint added to carved accents. Desk top and drawer fronts were stripped down to the bare wood and 2 coats of the GF Light Brown water based DYE Stain applied. A gold metallic stencil was added to top before sealing. Origianl knobs were cleaned and painted in a gold metallic to match the stencil on desk top.

Winner - Runner Up in Dye Stain Category of 2017 GF Design Challenge

"There is something so elegant about a freshly refinished modern piece. This beautiful Mid-Century Modern dresser has been refinished using two layers of General Finishes Medium Brown and Vintage Cherry Dye Stain. It has been sealed in General Finishes High Performance Flat." - Rick at Just Chic

A prayer labyrinth is a labyrinth used to facilitate prayer, meditation, spiritual transformation, and/or global unity. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is designed for ease of navigation, and it is impossible to get lost within one.

This is a custom wall art piece that has a final dimension of 46" x 46". Labyrinth engraved in front with 4 keyhole slots on back to allow flush mounting to wall.

"This beauty was refinished using General Finishes Lamp Black and Medium Brown Dye Stain. Love how the dye stain highlights the natural beauty of the burl wood! Very elegant and sophisticated look!" - Painted Paradise - Antiques, Vintage, and Repurposed Furniture