Enduro-Var Varnish

"Enjoyed putting this baritone guitar together for a customer. Good to use some UK companies as well. 1 piece swamp ash body from GuitarbuildUK, bridge from Grainger Guitars and Silo pickups from Bare Knuckle Pickups. I stained and finished the body. Merlot Dye Stain and Enduro-Var water based finish from General Finishes. This gives an open grain look that is similar to an oil finish." - Flame Guitars    

A walnut window seat finished with GF Enduro-Var topcoat. 

"Anyone else love how this cedar set turned out? We just completed another custom order for our client. This beautiful set was stripped down to the natural finish and sealed using General Finishes satin Enduro-Var!"   Enduro-Var is oil-modified, water-based polyurethane that looks more like an oil varnish than a water coating. It ambers slightly, is highly water resistant, and is both sprayable and brushable. Learn more in this video:...
"A customer's inherited Teak sideboard needed to be updated to fit into their home so it's been given an Art Deco-influenced design which still leaves a fair bit of the original wood on show while transforming its look (a good compromise I think as they wanted it fully painting initially)   It was refinished with GF Milk Paint in Lamp Black and the wood enhanced and protected with Enduro Var Water Based Topcoat in Satin and paint given extra protection with High Performance Topcoat in...

This whimsical piece was one 2x2x24 inch piece of rosewood - and I wanted to try something different with it!

I used my bandsaw to texture the portion that wasn’t turned. The turned portion received 3 coats of EnduroVar, with a light 600 grit sanding between coats. The third coat was sanded to 12000 grit with MicroMesh before a carnauba wax buff. The contrast is pretty striking. About 9” tall overall, the turned stem is 5”, and the goblet is 4”. Those numbers are reversed for the...

I fell in love with this 1950s Beautility brand cocktail sideboard as soon as I saw it and marvelled at the hideaway drinks compartment that cleverly folded out of a seemingly much too small hole! However, even though I loved it on sight and it clearly had good grain going for it, it would only become a lot clearer what a beauty it was once it was fully stripped back using paint/varnish stripper and lots of elbow grease / wire wool too! 

The fronts of the doors are a Walnut Burl...

Cherry work table from Chicago Forestry sprayed with GF Enduro-Var Topcoat in flat.

Loving this Spalted Silver Maple stool finished with General Finished Enduro-Var Water Based Urethane Topcoat by Second Life Design    
General Finishes Design Challenge Winner 2017›Upcycling›Mad Scientist "Create a New Color" (Popular Vote)›3rd Place

We have been trying to create this color since we started painting 2 years ago and after many failed attempts we finally feel like we have "The Perfect Turquoise."

This color is made up of 4 parts Snow White milk paint, 1/2 part Patina Green milk paint, and 1/4 part sunglow milk...

"We love how this buffet turned out! This piece is headed to Vintage Market Days of N. Alabama painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray with a natural top sealed with General Finishes Enduro-Var semi gloss urethane." - Belle Maison    

"We had the opportunity to finish this gorgeous custom build cedar table for a client. They had this table built from cedar trees that were on their property. The trees were locally milled and taken to a carpenter in the Gilbert area to be built. It was then brought to us for the finish. We used General Finishes Enduro-Var over the raw cedar to bring out the natural color of the wood. Simply stunning!" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration

Totally awesome beer caddy finished with GF Enduro-Var and Lamp Black Milk Paint by Vetere Custom Woodworks.        

Check out this nifty modern dining table project by Johnny Brooke of Crafted Workshop at http://bit.ly/2yu3rbC! Completed with General Finishes Enduro-Var Urethane topcoat in Satin.

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.

"I filled the rather large voids with a mixture of epoxy and French Roast coffee grounds. The whole project was sanded to 600 grit before applying 3 coats of EnduroVar, while still on the lathe. I lightly sanded with 600 grit paper after each coat, and ended by using the 3 step Beall buffing system (tripoli, white diamond, and carnauba wax)."

Jeremy Harnish Designer Finishes used his Craftsman Finishes technique and finished this AMAZING Black Walnut staircase built by Horst Architects with General Finishes Enduro-Var Flat.   Learn more about GF's Enduro-Var water based topcoat here: http://bit.ly/2qNYljn    
Loving this modern beach house look by Craftsman Finishes. The doors, jambs and baseboards are gorgeous Honduran Mahogany that have been stained with GF RTM (Ready to Match) Water Based Stain System and sealed with flat Enduro-Var topcoat. The stair treads have been sealed with General Finishes Pro-Image Flooring Topcoat as well.    

"Today I bring you the most gorgeous buffet. Farmhouse meets chic with a lot of love! Crystal jewelry and gold leafed hardware!! 
I cant get enough of this baby!!"
-Heavenly Chic Refinishing

Products Used: 
Top: Brown Mahogany Gel Stain & Arm-R-Seal Topcoat
Legs: Medium Brown Dye Stain & Enduro-Var Topcoat
Body: Farmhouse Milk Paint (not a GF product)

"Enduro Var Satin finish on natural maple burl, no final sanding or buffing required...love it." - Bucks County Drum Co.  

"Custom built here at Pops is this shaker style built in entertainment center. It uses poplar boards to highlight the board and battan upper cabinet, maple doors with seedy glass and soft close hinges.  The cabinet is finished in a custom mixed color by General Finishes and then top coated with a General Finishes Enduro Poly Satin Top Coat. General Finishes mixes exact match custom GF Milk Paint colors for wholesale customers. For this project, General Finishes matched a porter off-white...

"Solid Mahogany Dining Table- Constructed from rough sawn 8/4 mahogany, milled to 1.75" thick after jointing and planing. The top was made in three sections, each finished separately then joined together. The top was first dyed with General Finishes Ebony Dye Stain. Once dry the outer sections were finished with three coats of Enduro PreCat Urethane, Flat. The center section was finished with Enduro PreCat Urethane, Gloss. Once the center section cured for 2 weeks it was further polished...

"This is a handmade parlor guitar built for my son for his 9th birthday. The guitar components are:

Built from Parlor Guitar plan made by Scott Antes. Back and sides are Padauk. Top is Bearclaw Sitka. Ebony and Maple binding and purfling scheme. Honduran Mahogany neck. Gotoh GNS1 Tuners. Standard Parlor case w/ custom plate from a local trophy shop.

I am a relatively new builder and build guitars as a hobby. This was a special build for me because it was for my son who was...

"Live edge-pine dining set with lodgepole pine logs The top surface was finished with clear epoxy coating. All other areas are coated with General Finishes Endur-Var Semi-Gloss." - Michael Klingenmeyer

Michael entered this set into the Woodworking category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

"The Compass Rose Coffee Table is made primarily of Macassar ebony, with an inlaid compass rose of holly and etimoe.  The compass rose is encircled by a 16-sector pie-matched grain pattern, with a waterfall edge.  The outer edge is beveled to reveal a jet black gaboon ebony detail.  The legs are ebonized poplar.

Macassar ebony is a stunning wood that is most impressive when displayed with a high-clarity mirror-like finish.  The 1920's Art Deco masterpieces by Jacques Ruhlmann are the...

"This was one of my most complex segmented designs, made from 4 species of wood - Jarrah, Wenge, Castello Boxwood and Purpleheart.   Most of the shell is made from Jarrah, with the other woods used for the stripes.   The meandering stripe in the middle of the shell is Purpleheart.

The shell was also fitted with thin Birch ply re-inforcement rings at the edges.

The shell was finished with General Finishes acrylic Sanding Sealer, followed by several coats of Polyacrylic gloss...

"This is made from a solid piece of 1/4 saw Bubinga, it stands 16.5 inches tall & just under 6 inches in diameter. Turned then hand carved." - Bill Wyko

Finished in GF Sanding Sealer & Poly.

This was entered into the 2016 Design Challenge Contest and won "Best Other" in the Wood Turning category

"We renovated this client's unused desk space and turned it into a fabulous coffee bar area! We first used BIN shellac primer, followed by General Finishes Enduro poly tinted to New Chestnut by Benjamin Moore. For the main color, we used General Finishes Enduro poly tinted to Benjamin Moore's La Paloma Gray, which we then distressed and glazed. To finish we used one coat of General Finishes Enduro Sanding Sealer and 2 coats of General Finishes Enduro clear poly." - Atlanta Decorative...

Gorgeous custom made stools finished with General Finishes Enduro-Var Varnish.

This beautiful hand-crafted console was built by Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking and sealed with General Finishes Enduro-Var Top Coat.

This magnificent skeleton chair was built by Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking and sealed with General Finishes water based Enduro-Var Top Coat!

Enduro-Var Top Coat ambers increasingly with time and should never be used with oil based products.

Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking is a true master of his craft! Jason built this beautiful desk and sealed it with General Finishes water based Enduro-Var Top Coat.

Jason Bedre built this beautiful end table out of poplar and sealed it with General Finishes Enduro-Var Top Coat! 

Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking is a true master of his craft! Jason built this beautiful desk and sealed it with General Finishes water based Enduro-Var Top Coat.

This outstanding hand-crafted perfume maker's desk was made by Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking and sealed with General Finishes water based Enduro-Var Top Coat.

This beautiful piece was built by Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking and sealed with General Finishes water based Enduro-Var top coat. 

GF's Enduro-Var ambers increasingly with time and it should not be combined with oil based products.

This stunning hand-crafted bed by Jason of Bedre Woodworking was sealed in General Finishes Enduro-Var Top Coat.

John Mosconi of Sting King Lutherie in Akron, Ohio takes us on his journey of refinishing this mandola.


Step 1: Prep and Sealing

The key to any successful refinish is prep.  To prep the mandola, John sanded the bare wood with 320 grit paper, applied 3 to 4 coats of General Finishes Enduro Water Based Lacquer and sanded it level with...

Jason Bedre installed this custom-made bathroom counter and used Enduro-Var Waterbased Varnish as the finish.

Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking used Enduro-Var Varnish as the topcoat for this custom made entertainment center.

Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking created this custom chair and used Enduro-Var Varnish as the topcoat.

This magazine-worthy bed was hand-crafted by Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking and sealed with General Finishes water based Enduro-Var Top Coat.

MFG Note:
We do not recommend mixing Enduro-Var satin top coat with oil based products. 

This magazine-worthy table was crafted by Jason of Bedre Woodworking and sealed with GF Enduro-Var Top Coat.

Enduro-Var water based top coat ambers increasingly with time. We do not recommend using Enduro-Var over an oil based product. 

Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking sealed this beautiful hand-crafted box with GF Enduro-Var Top Coat.

We do not recommend using Enduro-Var on the same project as oil based finishes.

This fantastic solid maple entertainment center was transformed by Adam Nowicki of Empire Woodworks using GF products.

Adam's Approach:
1) Applied a trans tin and water mixture for an initial layer of color.

2) Sprayed a toner created by combining GF's Enduro-Var Top Coat diluted by 20% and mixed with trans tint.

3) Applied GF's Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects over the entire piece and wiped away with a paper towel.

4) Sprayed Enduro-Var...

This outstanding buffet was hand-crafted by Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking and stained with General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain sealed with Enduro-Var Top Coat.

-Enduro-Var ambers increasingly with time like an oil based top coat.
-We do not recommend using Enduro-Var on the same project as an oil based finish.


Loving this fantastic table by Larry of Pops Restorations! Larry says, "This antique cherry table top was on an old farm here in Leipers Fork, Tennessee. It was headed to the landfill, but after restoration, it looks amazing. I had to build a new base, but the top was refinished in General Finishes Antique Cherry (waterbased stain) with Enduro Satin Top Coat. The new legs were completed in Lamp Black (Milk Paint) with Enduro Satin Top Coat."

Carve pumpkins that will last a lifetime! Woodcraft's Woodworking Adventures blog has created this helpful tutorial: How to Make Wooden Pumpkins in Ten Easy Steps with Rex Kenyon (http://bit.ly/1XE7NQV) General Finishes Enduro-Var Top Coat was used to seal this project. GF's Dye Stains could also be mixed to create this look!

Bedre Woodworking built this beautiful bench and protected it with the help of General Finishes Enduro-Var top coat in Satin. Enduro-Var is an extremely durable water based top coat which ambers like an oil based finish.

Jason Bedre of Bedre Woodworking is truly a master of his trade! He hand crafted this coffee table out of solid Wenge wood and sprayed it with 3 coats of General Finishes Enduro-Var in gloss. Check out more from Bedre Woodworking at http://www.bedrewoodworking.com/ and follow him on Instagram at @bedrewoodwork

Bright, white, and beautiful kitchen restyle by Larry at Pops Restorations​! Larry says, "It is airy, bright and has really opened up the living space... The entire kitchen was painted in General Finishes Snow White and then it was sprayed with General Finishes Satin Enduro Poly Top Coat." Check out the full restoration here! http://bit.ly/1KkB7q6