Exterior Finishes

GF Exterior Rated products include: Milk Paint, Outdoor Oil, Exterior 450 Stain and Topcoat, Enduro Conversion Varnish and Enduro 2K Poly



"This one was challenging but the results paid off. So much dry wood and salt marks were challenging to match evenly during the process. It took 4 coats of stain with sealer and toner in between coats. GF Exterior 450 Chestnut Stain for the win and finished in 450 Exterior Topcoat satin. I’d like to thank Josie and all the staff from Léché Desserts who treated me so well while working on the door; it was truly a pleasure working with you guys." - Alejandro Vera Finition & Restauration of...

We have been working on the windows in this house, but we couldn't finish without restoring their beautiful door, which is original made in 1910. The new color is Mesquite Exterior 450 Stain with a satin Exterior 450 Topcoat from General Finishes. We did a cleanup on the hardware and applied a gold color to highlight it."

White Oak slab bench at the Nobska Light in Woods Hole, MA custom built and sealed with General Finishes water based 450 Exterior Topcoat     

A great shot of a set of our planters. These are the perfect fit on the porch of this beautiful home. These are made from our 1" brown boards and grey siding and sealed with...

Coffee Bean wood stain refinish on a beautiful entry door!

"Spanish cedar shutter project. Pleased how well they turned out. Finished with 3 coats of GF Outdoor Oil." - High Cotton Woodcraft of Atlanta, GA    

"Beautiful home in Studio City, CA. General Finishes Exterior 450 Cedar Water Based Stain with satin top coat for protection. Stained to perfection." -...

"Beautiful garage door in Rancho Cucamonga, CA stained with General Finishes Exterior 450 Coffee Bean Water Based Stain." - Premium Paint and Stain    
"Beautiful home in Long Beach, CA now accompanied by 2 beautiful garage doors! Mahogany-wood with General Finishes Cedar Exterior 450 Stain." - Premium Paint and Stain    
"We restore doors. We have a passion for craftsmanship & we reflect that through our wood restoration process. These doors are unique & they don’t make them like this anymore. Definitely a piece of art. We were very fortunate to restore them & bring them back to life with General Finishes Coffee Bean Exterior 450 Stain and Exterior 450 satin Topcoat." - MTC Painting    
"This door’s finish and color was fading and peeling off. The door was sanded, stained with General Finishes Red Mahogany Exterior 450 water based stain and sprayed with satin Exterior 450 Topcoat. Like new!" - Refinishing by Alejandro - Doors Porches Kitchens & Furniture    

"Walnut front door. Touch-ups with Exterior Coffee Bean and sprayed with 450 Exterior varnish on Semi Gloss. Like new!"

"Beautiful transformation for this solid mahogany front door. Years of light exposure had taken away the rich mahogany tone. Door was stained with Red Mahogany Exterior 450 water based stain and sprayed with 450 Exterior Topcoat in gloss from General Finishes. Brass hardware was polished making the door looking brand new!"     

"Did you know that General Finishes Milk Paint is rated for exterior use? These rocking chairs were painted using Lamp Black. Best thing is that when properly prepped, this paint doesn’t peel in a few years like exterior latex or spray paint does."

"Huge transformation for this beautiful front door. I had the privilege of bringing this door back to its finish. After going through several layers of paint, we were able to strip the door, clean it, stain it with General Finishes Coffee Bean Exterior 450 Stain and spray-varnish it with a nice satin gloss. Loving the results!" - Refinishing by Alejandro - Doors Porches Kitchens & Furniture    
"These double doors were literally brought back to life. The water damage and lack of care were bringing them close to rotting. The doors where stripped, bleached, stained with General Finishes Butternut 450 Exterior Stain." - Refinishing by Alejandro - Doors Porches Kitchens & Furniture    
"Garage doors refinished. Touch ups done using General Finishes Coffee Bean Exterior 450 Stain and sprayed with Exterior 450 in satin." - Refinishing by Alejandro - Doors Porches Kitchens & Furniture    
"Outdoor shelter for firewood. Made out of cedar with General Finishes Outdoor Oil." -      

"Got this beautiful Western Red Cedar table and matching benches delivered today!! Finished it with General Finishes Exterior 450 Chestnut and the sealed with 3 coats of General Finishes 450 Flat."

"Made of all cedar to help with the outdoor elements and then finished in General Finishes Outdoor Oil for added protection and to bring that cedar to life. Exactly what I wanted and they turned out great!" - Twin Grove Design    

White oak outdoor dining set with GF Outdoor Oil

Swing handcrafted from whiskey barrel staves and finished with General Finishes Exterior 450 water based Topcoat.    

Before and After of Long Beach CA home mahogany garage doors stained with GF Cedar Exterior 450 Stain. 

"This beauty of a conference table is now installed at its new home Legerton Architecture PA in Asheville NC. White oak bookmatched slabs attached to a metal base made by BTL Welding & Fabrication (https://www.btlweldingandfabrication.com/) Benches to match. Wood finished in General Finishes Outdoor Oil." - Vaden Custom   G

A beautiful custom alder front door by Sand Castle Homes Coronado. We sealed with General Finishes Exterior 450 Water Based Topcoat in flat. 


On this project we matched the original color of the door using Chestnut & Mesquite by General Finishes. We were so happy with the result of this custom color! 

1st Layer: custom mix of 7 parts Persimmon Milk Paint + 1 part Dark Chocolate Milk Paint

2nd layer: Water Based Exterior 450 Stain in Coffee Bean

3rd and 4th layer: Exterior 450 Topcoat


**adjust colors to suit to needs

Front Door ready for Christmas in Coffee Bean Ext. 450 Water Based Stain

Exterior 450 stain from General Finishes  in the color “Cedar”. 

"The Lily Chair" Black Walnut Finished in General Finishes Outdoor Oil

Hand made Red Grandis Adirondack Chair finished with satin Exterior 450 Topcoat

Before and After Coffee Bean Exterior 450 Stain and Exterior 450 Topcoat.

Door makeover with General Finishes water based Exterior 450 Stain in Black Walnut and Exterior 450 Topcoat by MTC Painting.    
Refinished front oak door. This particular door needed more than the usual staining and varnishing. It required 4 coats of stain + toning the sealer in order to achieve uniformity and richness. Stained with Chesnut Exterior 450 Stain and sealed with Exterior 450 satin topcoat from General Finishes.
"What an amazing process it's been. Many hours went in to this door and I couldn't be happier with the end result. New respect to all Custom door builders out there. Just need to wrap up the brick molding and she'll be done. With new siding this will be one beautiful entrance! Door details: Wood: Hard Maple Finish: General Finishes 450 Coffee Bean and 450 satin...
Amazing craftsmanship of these exterior model buildings by Larry Webb of Pops Restorations in Franklin, TN. They were painted with General Finishes Milk Paint and sealed with GF Exterior 450 Water Based Topcoat. e
Stunning solid mahogany front door finished with General Finishes water based Exterior 450 Coffee Bean Stain and Exterior 450 Gloss Topcoat.    
"Finished painting the outdoor playhouse for my neighbor. The sides were painted in General Finishes Blue Moon, trim in Antique White, and the door in Queenstown Gray. The milk paint is exterior rated, but I also top coated with Exterior 450. My neighbor built the playhouse and I helped paint it all. I love how this project turned out. It’s not a service that I offer, but since my kids will be using this I agreed to help. The kids are lucky to have such a fun place to play, and they all had a...
"Making the most of summer☀️Let’s face it, buying new outdoor (AND indoor) furniture is expensive...keeping it looking good isn’t. Our customer, Donna Herrlich, infused some new life into her bench and rocker with General Finishes China Blue Milk Paint and Exterior 450 Topcoat.   GF Milk Paint is exterior rated! Add Exterior 450 Topcoat for added protection.
Gorgeous door makeover with General Finishes Exterior 450 Stain in Red Mahogany    Learn more about GF's Exterior 450 Stain line in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductExteriorOverview450WaterBasedStain
Before and after GF Outdoor Oil   Learn more about Outdoor Oil here: http://bit.ly/GFProductOutdoorOil
Betsy Ross flag with General Finishes Tuscan Red, Blue Moon and Snow White Milk Paint by Woods and Company.    

Amazing front door makeover with exterior rated General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint by Chris Rodriguez (product purchased from GF retailer Antica Modern)

Did you know General Finishes Milk Paint is exterior rated!??   Loving this adirondack chair makeover with GF China Blue Milk Paint purchased from Antica Modern in Lakewood, OH.

Front Door Makeover with GF Blue Moon Milk Paint

Did you know that General Finishes Milk Paint is exterior rated?   "Gone rustic today & my first time using General Finishes Milk Paint in the gorgeous colour Seagull Gray. I will most certainly be using it again. Think I'm keeping one of these cute shelves & no doubt my Mam will want the other one." - Annie.Loveday Furniture    

"Drove to St. Cloud, MN for these gorgeous double doors. They were 8 foot tall doors (11 feet including the frame), and weighed a hefty 300 lbs each. If you can believe it, there is absolutely no stain on the frame or doors in the before picture. The worn tan color comes from weathering and lack of maintenance. It took quite a bit of time to get these doors to its original African mahogany color.

"It took two layers of Klean-Strip, countless rounds of sanding, two coats of General...

We'd love to have this piece in our backyard! John Kenyon refinished this walnut table with Exterior 450 Topcoat Satin.

What a charming custom door this is by Mark Dolan. He fashioned this cherry wood door using a Shapeoko CNC and Exterior 450 Topcoat, Gloss! See more of his talented work at his Twitter channel, @markspens!

Loving this custom table by Tom Davis! Finished with Exterior 450 Topcoat in Gloss. See more of his talented work by following him on Twitter at @davistomm!