Brick Red

"Creating custom colors are not my specialty but I am in love with how this color turned out! I used...

Custom mix of General Finishes Holiday Red and Brick Red Milk Paint on an adorable bench.

Unusual commode, simple, with interesting dimensions. In a narrow range of cold colors where blues and purples permeate each other. Layered applied General Finishes paint in Klein Blue, Royal Purple, Coastal Blue, Lime Green, Snow White. The shimmering metallic effect of Pearl Effect in gold and Brick Red was applied on the spot. Visible cracks and splinters add "years". The center is an energizing plum.

The look of this dresser makes my heart beat faster. Age-old, made of solid wood with elements of oak veneer. One of its kind, aged by multi-layered application of a whole range of mixed colors on the furniture, which gently penetrate each other creating an impression of being damaged by time. The inspiration for it was impressionist paintings trying to capture the fleeting moment and the sensual play of colors.

Brick Red + Snow White

Her slender, curvy legs lead up to an elegant body. With a beautiful red body, black body wax and accented with gold knobs and a gold wax, she has great storage for her current home.

"Playrooms deserve a pop of color. Nothing like a red craft table to spark some creativity! Painted in General Finishes Brick Red Milk Paint, this cutie is just waiting for crafts to be created!" - VintagelessJules

Awesome dresser restyle with General Finishes Brick Red Milk Paint

"This gorgeous "Lady in red" is looking for a new forever home! This stunning chest of drawers has been cleaned, sanded, hand painted in Brick Red by General Finishes and finished with clear wax for protection. Some places have also been dark waxed to highlight its vintage character. Beautiful original handles accomplish the look!" - Shabby Wonderland    
"Pretty in Pink! Dress up your little ones room with these unique nightstands painted in a mix of General Finishes Antique White with a dash of Brick Red for that perfect pink color." - Vintage Actually Decor

"Red? Throw in a touch of Buffalo Check? This sofa table is flyyyy! Painted in General Finishes Brick Red, this spunky statement piece is PERFECT for any entryway. The sides have a splash of Fusion Mineral Paint Ash, & has been sealed with Fusion Beeswax. The top was given a coat of General Finishes New Pine Gel Stain, sealed with High Performance Gloss & a final wash of Beeswax." - Flipping Fabulous

Beautiful barnwood topped coffee table by Market House Restorations. General Finishes Brick Red on the base and Old Barn Milk Paint Oil and Wax on the top.    
"This solid maple dresser has been hand painted in a custom blend of General Finishes Snow White and Brick Red to create this beautiful blush pink. The hardware is stunning and make this piece a show stopper! The gorgeous frosted glass knobs are from Anthropologie and perfectly compliment these beautiful brushed gold rose pulls from D. Lawless Hardware" - Nap Time Creations      
Bright and bold GF Brick Red Milk Paint dresser by Eight Hundred Furniture, LLC. Click below for all the details of this project.  

Embellished Nestings

 6759 Brockton Ave. Riverside, CA. 

"What a great little table for kids to work on their masterpieces, and If yours are anything like mine we have masterpieces everyday of the week! This adorable little chalkboard table is solid wood with a removable center piece that is a chalk board on one side and a dry erase board on the other. It comes with two little wooden seats with storage underneath and 4 drawers to keep supplies. This set was refinished using General Finishes Seagull Gray on the table and a combination of Coastal Blue...
"What a change for this Finch Fine Furniture Company buffet! This is a solid mahogany buffet - in fact, the top is one solid sheet of mahogany (which is rare). This is a beautiful statement piece that will last another hundred years! Painted in General Finishes Brick Red (I just couldn't get red out of my head for this piece), with a black stained drawers & top, sealed with High Performance Satin & Flat; the inside got refreshed with Fusion Mineral Paint Hemp Oil." - Flipping Fabulous...
Happy Earth Day from General Finishes! Appreciate our world and it's natural wonders by using beautiful earth-tones on your next home accessory project. To emulate some of the natural colors found in soil, moss, trees and rocks, check out these Custom Milk Paint Color Mixes by General Finishes. Remember - be the change you wish to see in the environment!  Colors featured in this palette are as follows:   
  • Custom Color Mix: 30 Parts Sunglow Milk Paint and 1 Part Persimmon Milk Paint...
Spring is finally around the corner! Celebrate budding flowers and fresh starts by refinishing furniture that's been sitting in your garage all winter long. For a fresh and clean style, try natural shades of purple and green. Both tones are bold, garden-fresh, and look beautiful in the sunlight. Colors featured in this palette are as follows:   
  • Custom Color Mix: 1 Lime Green Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint
  • Custom Color Mix: 4 Parts Lime Green Milk Paint and...

"Look closely... this is actually the largest coffee table I have EVER seen! Nearly 4ft across, it was a challenge to work with but we're super pleased with the results!

"Updated with General Finishes Milk Paint in Brick Red, Pitch Black Glaze Effects & High Performance Topcoat for enhanced durability!" - Captiva Home Decor

"Super adorable farmhouse shabby vintage deacon bench! Perfect for under a window, mudroom, entry, foot of the bed... you name it! Done in GF Brick Red Milk Paint with perfect distressing and clear satin waxed." - Shabby Accent Living

"Seriously doesn't get more cute then this ❤️ Rare early 1900's mid size kitchen/accent hutch! Perfect for your farmhouse/ shabby home! Could be used so many ways (wine cabinet, bookshelf, craft cabinet, small name it) Has one drawer that's lined in cute paper. Hand painted in GF Brick Red Milk Paint, perfectly distressed and clear waxed. Inside done in Antique White for the perfect pop." - Shabby Accent Living  
"Dining set refinished with General Finishes Linen and Brick Red (Milk Paint) and topped off with an antiquing wax on the white only. The top and little bench were stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. This product was amazing at covering up all the water marks from the previous owner. What a makeover!!!" - Red House Reverie    

"This desk was refinished with GF's Brick Red Milk Paint, stained with GF's Java Gel Stain. Then GF's High Performance Topcoat in Satin! I love the statement of this subtlety bold red makes!" - Robin's Nest Renewal

"Another Signature Boho Piece Hand Painted in General Finishes Milk Paint Colors: Patina, Brick Red and Persian Blue. Accented with Copper Pearl Effects and Candlelite Gel Stained Wood Top." - The Texasgypsy    

Virginia Vintage Interiors gave this vintage dresser a bold and bright makeover using General Finishes Brick Red Milk Paint. Sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin.

Happy Holidays from General Finishes! Win over your clients by painting your next piece of furniture with a color inspired by the traditional shades of Christmas! By using some of the warm and comfortable tones we’ve mixed up for you, you’ll create an emotional connection with your customers that remind them of the joyful holiday season. Colors featured in this palette are as follows: 
  • Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Sunglow Milk Paint and 20 Parts Snow White Milk Paint
  • Custom...

Get This Look by stippling Tawny Pearl Effects over Brick Red Milk Paint. 


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Get the Look by starting with 2 coats of Brick Red Milk Paint.  Top with 1 coat Pitch Black Glaze Effects then accent with Burnished Pearl Effects. 


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"Sometimes I just need to paint red, and I love it so much every time I do! This all wood dresser was hand painted in General Finishes Brick Red and lightly distressed for that perfect farmhouse look. The top was stained in a beautiful walnut color and sealed in a durable flat finish to complete this rustic farmhouse feel. New bronze loop pulls were added to compliment the red drawers and walnut top." - Nap Time Creations    
We're in love with this brilliant piece with layers of GF Coastal Blue, Brick Red, Lime Green and Emerald Milk Paint by ReLoved by Maja Komasa!    

Nap Time Creations hand-painted this lovely dresser in General Finishes Brick Red Milk Paint with light distressing!

Loving this brilliant Mid-Century sideboard finished with General Finishes Brick Red Milk Paint, Burnished Pearl Effects and High Performance Topcoat Satin by Virginia Vintage Interiors.

Cotton Mill Furniture Design dolled up this antique washstand with General Finishes Brick Red Milk Paint.

"I've got a big ole crush on this washstand ❤️❤️. You can't go wrong with Brick Red and Van Dyke Brown Glaze by General Finishes. It is the perfect combination!" - Seitz Antiques & Collectibles    

Not only is summer the best time to hit the beach, it’s also the best time to start your next DIY project with General Finishes! Using a combination of our pigmented Milk Paints, you can create the perfect pastel to match your summertime mood. Colors featured in this palette are as follows:

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Seagull Gray Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Halcyon Blue Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint...

"I've really been into this color lately. Mid-century chest of drawers finished with General Finishes Brick Red and their Satin High Performance Topcoat." - The Distressed Gentleman   Visit The Distressed Gentleman at 505 State St Bristol, VA to purchase GF products.    

Did you know that you can achieve fabulous brown tones without using dyes or stains? To create a cozy look inspired by the earthy and sweet shades of coffee, mix your own custom brown color with General Finishes Milk Paint! Colors featured in this palette are as follows:

• Custom Color Mix: 20 Parts Persimmon Milk Paint and 1 Part Lamp Black Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Autumn Haze Mix * and 1 Part Lamp Black

• Custom Color Mix: Red Brown Mix...

General Finishes Brick Red Milk Paint is a mild red color with tones of brown and rusty orange throughout. If you want a red that’s not too bold but will still make a statement, try Brick Red on your next project!

* Brick Red has been discontinued. You can re-create with a mix of 3 parts Tuscan Red and 1 part Persimmon

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Go bold! Liven up your furniture and home decor with the vibrant colors found in fresh, juicy fruits. With the General Finishes Color Mixing Lab, it’s easier than ever. Colors featured in this palette are as follows:

• Custom Color Mix: 10 Parts Holiday Red Milk Paint and 1 Part Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Persimmon Milk Paint and 20 Parts Sunglow Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Persimmon Milk Paint and 4 Parts Sunglow Milk...

Make your next project pretty with pastels! This season, you can decorate more than just your easter eggs by upcycling your furniture with General Finishes Milk Paint. Grab a brush and try out some of these creamy custom color mixes! 

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Sunglow Milk Paint and 20 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Brick Red Milk Paint and 10 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

• Custom Color Mix: 1 Part Autumn Haze Custom Color Mix...

"Every room needs a touch of red. This waterfall buffet was painted with General Finishes Brick Red Milk Paint." - The Distressed Gentleman   Visit The Distressed Gentleman at 505 State St. Bristol, VA to purchase your favorite GF products!    

"This Dixie 5-Drawer Dresser has been given my new specialty finish I’m calling 'Brick Beauty.' Started with a base coat of General Finishes Lamp Black, and a top coat of Brick Red Milk Paint with some distressing here and there to show the black through and give a rustic look. Above that I added Glaze Effects, Red Sienna, to add just a lil' something extra, adding to the overall 'Brick Beauty' look. The pulls and knobs have been given a rich black look to finish off this piece and tie it...

"Just in time for Valentine's Day! Painted in Brick Red with Van Dyke Brown Glaze on top, this French Provincial chest turned out perfect! A new top was added to replace the original damaged top. I love the rustic look it gives it!"    
"Brick Red is such a popular color, and it was the perfect color for the style of this shelf. Our customer chose to paint the inside Linen so everything displayed would pop against the lighter color instead of sinking into dark shadows. We distressed the cabinet to give it a little more aged character and top coated it all in satin High Performance Topcoat." - Reblessed, LLC    

"Building a piece of furniture is one of the most rawest forms of creativity. You get to create something straight from your mind. These doors were found items that were discovered on one of our shopping outtings and were what inspired Don to make this cabinet. He loved every moment of this process and is always so proud when people complement it. It is always the crowning glory in any vignette we create."

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Brick Red Milk Paint Nantucket Green Chalk-Style Paint...
"A custom blend of Coral Crush, Persimmon and Brick Red ... how stunning is this color, y'all!! Just revived this pair of oversized nightstands for an exceptional customer to match a vibrant hue in her duvet cover!" - Southern Revival by Christin    

"This dresser had a damaged top problem...just turn it into a shelf! The body is painted with Brick Red Milk Paint and topped with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The drawers were sanded and stained with Java Gel. Thanks to General Finishes products, you would never know this was once a plain blond dresser!" - Seasoned Style

"My first time to use GF products outdoors. I just love the newly painted door on my boat house. I painted it Brick Red and then glazed it with Van Dyke Brown. To protect it, I topped it with Exterior 450. The pop of color is perfect!" - Kim of Seitz Antiques & Collectibles    

Junk Street Market stuns us with this bold and richly colored media console! They used Brick Red Milk Paint to create that deep red!

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