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.

Mary Schiff says, "It's been a while since I posted anything. Because of the cold weather and my unheated shop, I haven't been able to spray anything. I don't mind painting by hand, but topcoats are just not as smooth on large pieces. So, saying that, here is a bookcase I have been working on. The paint still needs a sealer but it will have to wait a bit longer. I love your products, GF! General Finishes Lamp Black milk paint was used on the box with Valspar 'Courtyard' for the green shade....

This gorgeous custom-made cedar and redwood outdoor grill was finished in Vintage Cherry Dye Stain and sealed with Exterior 450 Top Coat in Satin by Colwell at Heirloom Quality Woodworks.

This project will be stored with a cover to protect the color from fading outdoors, because our dyes are not exterior rated. For an exterior rated alternative, we recommend using Exterior 450 Stains.

This radiant masterpiece was custom-made by the very talented Ryan at Kneeland Designs using General Finished pre-stain conditioners, as well as Orange, Amber, Empire Red, Cinnamon, Ebony and Blue Water-Based Dye Stains with white wash on the eyes!

This spectacular wall decoration was created from scratch by Kneeland Designs, and brought to life with a mixture of about 20 different General Finishes products! To start off, they applied water based conditioner and the oil based conditioner to the appropriate sections of the piece. Sun: Combination of General Finishes Empire Red, Amber, Orange and Yellow Dye Stains. Each was layered on the other to achieve a more complex color. Rock: Stained with GF's Pecan, American Walnut and Spiced...

Mary Schiff refinished this cute recycling center with a custom mix of our Snow White Milk Paint and Valspar. The maple top was stained with GF Light Brown Dye Stain, then the cabinet was sprayed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin. Mary says, "I love the soft sheen, knowing that the finish will stand up to heavy usage."

Christopher Clark finished these side tables in General Finishes products! He raised the grain with distilled water and sand, then he applied General Finishes Cinnamon and Dark Brown Dye Stains mixed 2-1. Grey Scotch Brite was used to break down any grain that was left, and then Enduro sanding sealer was used. Christopher suggests that the Enduro is sprayed for the best effect! Next GF's Pitch Black Glaze Effects was used to fill any pores and to tone down the cinnamon color. Lastly, 3-4...

This divine desk was refinished by Little Home Blessings using General Finishes Green Dye Stain.
Jason of Bedre Woodworking shines again with this impressive 12 foot long white oak table. Jason stained the table in GF's Ebony Dye Stain and sealed it with a coat of GF's PreCat Urethane in Flat followed by PreCat Urethane Gloss.