Wood Stains: Water Based

Furniture Design Ideas featuring Water Based Wood Stains.

"For this piece, it was taken from all over red wood tone and sprayed in General Finishes Black Poly. The massive top surface was stripped and stained with GF water based stain in Tobacco. But let’s talk about the details on those legs?? They were accented using Rub n Buff gold accent wax"

Completely restyled vintage pine furniture. Cleaned and sanded then painted in a lovely soft cream mineral paint, the tops were sanded and stained with General Finishes Antique Oak water based wood stain and then finished with Dixie Belle Company's Gator Hide for a water resistant finish and the insides treated with DB Big Mamma’s Butta in orange grove.
"Lawyer bookcase stripped down to natural wood and stained using General Finishes Water Based Wood Stain Cabernet then topcoated with satin polyurethane. Insides was freshened up with Wise Owl Paint furniture salve lemon verbena. New hardware and this baby is like NEW." - Repurpose 4 A New Purpose    

"The top was refinished using General Finishes Graystone Water Based Stain, the base in Enduro White Poly, we also changed out the hardware for an updated look!" - Moses Restorations

"After a good sanding the wooden top was stained in General Finishes Whitewash wood stain and sealed in GF High Performance Top Coat. The base was painted in Rust-oleum Chalked in Costal Blue and sealed in a matte top coat for durability!!

"Perfect Gray" Milk Paint and "Graystone" Water Based Wood Stain 
This winning combination looks good on just about everything!"  
"This buffet is OLD...but is no longer showing it’s age. I love that it doesn’t look like an old dated, dingy piece of furniture but it doesn’t look brand new either, if that makes sense?   This piece was in rough shape when it came to me, broken drawers, missing pieces, missing hardware, peeling veneer. I fixed all the damaged areas then stripped and stained using General Finishes Graystone Water Based Stain. It has a whole new look on life now!"     
"Goodbye 90’s orange oak! Painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray with the tops stained in Graystone, a water based stain. New glass knobs and aged pewter cup pulls from D. Lawless Hardware complete this transformation!"   

GF Onyx water based stain with extender and GF satin topcoat. Sprayed with 2 coats of stain (did not wipe off)  and 2 coats of topcoat. Perfectly even coverage and grain shows nicely.

Followed the GF prep; clean clean clean, light sanding. No finish removal.

"This 6 drawer antique piece received a full refinish in deep GF Tobacco Water Based Stain.   Stunning hand applied three dimensional raised floral finish added to all 6 drawer fronts with an antique wash of General Finishes Lamp Black on the floral followed by slight hand rubbing of GF Black Gel Stain to "age" and deepen some areas to allow the beautiful wood tones to show through."   

Tobacco Water Based Stain + Seagull Gray Milk Paint

Custom finished in Sherwin Williams Alabaster and stained in General Finishes Graystone.

Antique Brown Water Based Wood Stain by General Finishes sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin.

"Manufactured by Michigan Furniture Company, Holland MI A beautiful transitional piece that could be used as a dresser, media stand or buffet. Custom finish: Greige base with General Finishes Antique Oak & Graystone Water Based Stain wash."   
Beautiful custom Hickory table by Miller's Woodworking and Customs. Finished first with a dark walnut base then GF Graystone Water Based Stain. Sealed with 2 coats gloss GF Conversion Varnish followed by one coat flat GF conversion Varnish.   Learn more about both products in these videos:   http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductWaterBaseWoodStain  ...
"The drawer fronts and legs are stained in General Finishes water based stain in the color “walnut” and the sides and top are Enduro White Poly."    GF White Poly is a professional grade, spray only, water based pigmented wood finish. Learn more in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductEnduroWhitePolyPigmentedTopccoat

Circle sawn Southern Yellow Pine. These marks are made with our historic circle sawmill in De Kalb, TX. The stain on this wood is Graystone from General Finishes. 

Beautiful dining set in General Finishes Whitewash Water Based Stain and Enduro Black Poly  
"Presley reNEWed cabinet. General Finishes Mix of Snow White & Antique White Milk Paint, Water Based Stain mix of Antique Oak, Graystone with Greige wash, Smooth & Durable Polyurethane finish" - Kenzie Lynn Designs   Learn more about GF Water Based Stains in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductWaterBaseWoodStain
"We are in a bit of a “Graystone” water based stain by General Finishes kick. We think the stain with the Black Poly turned out great!" - Moses Restorations   Learn more about GF Water Based Stain in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductWaterBaseWoodStain   Learn more about GF Enduro Black Poly in this video: http://bit.ly/...

Add depth and dimension to the details of your stained project with Glaze Effects!

Watch tutorial video here: https://bit.ly/GFVideoHowToApplyGlazeOverWaterBasedStain

"Some days I prefer paint, other days I prefer a natural or stained look. To enhance the rustic style of this coffee table, I’m glad my client chose a stained look. This piece was stripped down to bare wood, then General Finishes Graystone wood stain was applied. This color is a brownish gray stain and is a perfect choice for the coffee table!"   Learn more about GF Water Based Stain in this new video: http://bit.ly/...

"Before and after of this custom project! Love this classic combination my client chose. General Finishes Antique White and Walnut water-based stain is very fitting for this vintage dresser!" 

"Isn’t this Antique Duncan Phyfe Buffet stunning?!?! We refinished this beautiful sideboard. Refinished in General Finishes Espresso(water based stain) with a custom High Performance finish." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare   Learn more about General Finishes Water Based Stain in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductWaterBaseWoodStain

Custom Mixes of Water Based Stain

Cabinet Refresh with water based stain in Espresso

"This antique table/writing desk was in bad shape when it first came to me. It was sporting a rather orange pine patina and an uneven top. My friend Greg of The Furniture Fix made a new top for me, and I stained it with General Finishes "Graystone" Water Based Wood Stain. To compliment the gorgeous gray stain, the base was painted in Driftwood Milk Paint."     
"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!"   
Before and after GF Hickory Water Based Stain on a Douglas Fir Door     

 "Custom, king size, double chevron headboard stained in General Finishes Tobacco wood stain and sealed in the GF Arm-R-Seal to protect it for years to come."
 

Beautiful little dresser refinished in General Finishes Brown Mahogany Water Based Wood Stain.

Comparison of Carbon Gray and Ash Gray Gel Stain vs. Graystone and Graphite Water Based Wood Stain Vs. Driftwood Milk Paint 

"Solid wood table is the perfect size for a foyer or small dining area. The oak grain was enhanced using General Finishes Graystone Water Based Stain while the base was painted in Alabaster." 

"I am a total sucker for a curved front buffet and I love the bold color my client chose of General Finishes China Blue! Complete with a newly refinished top in General Finishes water based wood stain in Tobacco and brand new hardware from D. Lawless Hardware, this gorgeous piece is ready for a new life!" 

"This beast was snatched from my available inventory and given a gorgeous farmhouse makeover using General Finishes Reverent Gray Milk Paint on the body and water based wood stain in Tobacco on the newly refinished top! I am absolutely loving this combo!' 

Top Row (left to right) Espresso, Provincial, Onyx, Graystone, Graphite, Black   Middle Row (left to right) Hickory, Sedona, Antique Brown, Brown Mahogany, Cabernet, Tobacco   Bottom Row (left to right) Whitewash, Pre-Stain Natural, Antique Oak, Pecan, Black Cherry, Walnut   *Doors are Alder

Graystone Water Based stain on some stripped down blonde mahogany. 

It is a very light gray (Fusion mineral paint Sterling, with Sacred Sage stripes on the slide out writing desk) & the wood is General Finishes Provincial, sealed with GF'S Arm-R-Seal in Semi-Gloss.

"Custom cedar chest in General Finishes Provincial water based stain, High performance satin and Fusion Mineral Paint Champlain." 

"Inspired by Fall, this was painted in General Finishes Harvest Yellow with Van Dyke Brown Glaze. The top was stripped and stained in Brown Mahogany water based stain and everything was sealed with High Performance Top Coat." 

"I refinished the drawers and top using ...

Before and After in GF Graphite Water Based Stain

"This table threw us a few curve balls but it turned out even better then originally planned! The table top and chair seats were first painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray and then I applied Graystone water based stain. I wiped the stain off and feathered it back on in some areas until I achieved this soft driftwood look. The legs of the table and chairs were painted in Empire gray, a beautiful gray that compliments the top perfectly!" 

"LOOKing for something new and different? These Bassett beauties have been redesigned using a new General Finishes Water Based stain color called Graphite on the drawers and legs surrounded by a warm white frame. What a striking color combination! The brass knobs add just the right amount of shine on this mid century set." 

"I just love the transformations these solid oak tables go through, from old orangey finish to a stunning updated table to be used for several more decades! This table was striped down to bare wood and stained using General Finishes Water Based Stain in Walnut, then sealed with Enduro-Var for a beautiful satin finish and durable surface. The bottom was painted to match my clients dining room light fixture in a pure white base and light gray color wash."     

"Did you know you can spray water based wood stain? I will occasionally spray stain when I plan on going darker or working with a lot of spindles. These counter stools were stained in General Finishes Espresso water based stain and then the seats were upholstered in new fabric. This set was done for my own home, my messy kids have a tendency of using the seat as a napkin which drives me crazy so I made sure to scotch guard the fabric for protection." 

"The chairs were stripped and stained using General Finishes Onyx water based stain and then sealed with High Performance topcoat. The seats were recovered with a fun circular pattern fabric that the client picked out."

Check out this 7ft tall chair done in General Finishes Exterior 450 Cedar Stain and Exterior 450 Satin Topcoat by 

"I was so happy to help restore this family piece. The top turned out absolutely gorgeous. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black & sealed with Fusion Mineral Paint Clear Wax, it's a nice contrast to the top, which got a facelift with General Finishes NEW Hickory Water Based Stain & Fusion's Stain and Finishing Oil in Natural." - Flipping Fabulous

"I was working on this clock for my sister. She just graduated with a doctorate’s degree and I know she wanted a large clock so when I saw this at Hobby Lobby I knew it was the perfect size. It was the wrong color and a missing screw made it deeply discounted so I was able to get it for a good deal. I removed the numbers, sanded and stained with General Finishes Weathered Gray which is a new color in their Water Based Wood Stain. I just gave it to my sister and she was so excited and...