Glaze Effects

Stunning buffet painted with Blue Moon Milk Paint and heavily accented with Pitch Black Glaze Effects. 

"This paint is so versatile. General Finishes Milk Paint is my go to for a beautiful smooth clean finish. Now it’s my go to for blended, faded and weathered finishes too. Both the Cotton Stem canvas and vanity were created with General Finishes paint and sealers and a bit of Saltwash additive. The base coat is a blended mix of GF Driftwood, Linen, Halcyon Blue and yellow. When painting the Cotton Stems I added SaltWash to my paint to create some texture. I glazed the entire piece with GF...

"This gorgeous client owned piece was updated using General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint and glazed with Argentine Pearl and Pitch Black Glaze Effects. Gorgeous!! ❤️" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration

This antique, solid wood dresser was hand painted in a custom gray made from General Finishes milk paints using a blend of Linen and Driftwood with Pitch Black glaze effects over all those details and crevices. The piece is sealed with multiple layers of High Prformance Top Coat in satin for extra protection. Silver leaf gilding wax adds the final bit of sparkle to give this beauty all the drama it deserves. 

This set of nightstands were made from a antique 1930-1940’s vanity. It was almost completely taken apart, cut up by my husband and put back together by me. The set are not identical as some details had been lost over the years. With this set you are truly getting one of a kind nightstands or end tables.

The set was completely striped. Painted gold, then painted black wet distressed, dry distressed, painted gold again and sealed. The tops were stained General Finishes antique walnut...

I was drawn to this dresser because of the combination of drawers and doors. It was covered in layers of sloppily applied paint and I originally just planned to refresh the paint. However, as I was prepping and lightly sanding, I noticed these vertical lines on the drawer fronts coming through the paint. After sanding the drawers more heavily, the wood panels were revealed and my vision began to take shape. I started with a couple of fresh coats of Persian Blue Milk paint. I followed that...

"This commissioned piece was updated using General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint, Winter White Glaze Effects, and High Performance Top Coat. The finish was both sprayed with our HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer and rolled with Sherwin-Williams Mohair Rollers for a flawlessly smooth finish! My client loved the original drawer pulls but we were missing one and luckily found some very similar ones from D. Lawless Hardware. All of the hardware was sprayed to match with our favorite Rustoleum...

Another one of Grandpa’s pieces that no one wanted. (Insert sad face.) He had started the process and just needed some help to get this beauty back to her glory. She was in pieces, with the mirror and doors detached, and just hoping everything was there. It was! 

Multiple layers of rich color make this antique beauty come to life! A base coat of GF Lamp Black peaks out from under two layers of GF Somerset Gold, showing off each curve and carved details on the drawers and doors of...

How could you cover up that beautiful wood grain?  Their were some pieces of trim that were missing from the doors.  So, after careful reconstruction the doors and frame received two coats of General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood followed by Van Dyke Brown Glaze and High Performance Top Coat in Satin.  The wood grain drawer fronts and top surface were sanded down and stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain followed by GF Arm-R- Seal.

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Anyone ready for the beach! I know these end tables are! Beach inspired end table are ready to take home. Finished with General Finishes Persian blue then dry brushed with gray and white accent.

This beauty recieved a dramatic update in classic colors... but we added a bit of a twist by starting with a dark base then using the white glaze & silver accents to create a unique, regal finish!

Hand painted in General Finishes Queenstown Grey, lightly distressed, glazed with Winter White to accent those incredible details and sealed with High Performance Top Coat, she is ready for a whole new life!

"This piece was fully sanded down, cleaned, and washed in General Finishes Linen Milk paint and Van Dyke Brown glaze. It’s been sealed to protect. New label cup pulls have been added and the drawers have been lined in floral paper." - Re-Luv'd Furniture

This Faux wood finish was created by a base coat of Seagull Gray milk paint, dry brushed on Antique Walnut Gel Stain, then a white and brown glaze! I literally made this finish up by getting out all my products out, giving them a good stare for about 30 minutes, then a little trial and error. End result was a happy client! 

Those curves just said “armour” to me, so I went with it! A fantastic faux finish to look like galvanized metal. Layers of Driftwood Gray, White Glaze Effects, and Van Dyke Brown bring this dirty, rustic metal feel to life. This end table became the center of attention in a modern farmhouse living room and completed the look with perfection!! 

With all of the details on this coffee table I knew I wanted to do something with lots of layers.  First I painted the base in Driftwood Gray, a nice medium gray color.  Next I added a topcoat preparing it for the glaze.  I used pitch black glaze effects to get in all the little areas and make them pop. For the final step I used the Argentine Pearl Effects along with the pitch black glaze to layer a texture on the entire piece.  I used a short stubby brush to pounce the products on the...

This beautiful Thomasville buffet did not sell in its original dated condition. The brass hardware was removed from the back and the top stripped and sanded down to remove all scratches and rings. The top was stained expresso and the body was painted in a rich custom mixed bright turqouise. It was then glazed with GF pitch black glaze and crumpled bags were used to get the faux effect. The entire piece was topcoated with GF High Performance Topcoat in flat. The result is an updated buffet/...

The elegant curves of these quaint end tables is contrasted by the rustic look of the faux barnwood tops, creating a versatile charm perfect for any decor.  

"These oversized nightstands were quickly snatched up out of my inventory for custom order and now they are ready to head home! They are painted in a gorgeous midnight blue - a custom mix of General Finishes Coastal Blue and Lamp Black Milk Paint. A light accent using Pitch Black Glaze and a little extra gold wax on the hardware finished off their elegant makeover." - Kristin's Krazy Garage, LLC

Custom Mix of equal parts Driftwood+Basil 

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The elegant curves of these quaint end tables is contrasted by the rustic look of the faux barnwood tops, creating a versatile charm perfect for any decor.  

 

Dresser/Nightstand combo painted in a custom mix of Antique White and Snow White milkpaint.  Dresser drawer fronts were stained in a grey penetrating stain, then accented with Van Dyke and Winter White glaze effects and a kiss of black wax.  

COLOR RECIPE

  • 5 parts GF Snow White
  • 1 part GF Antique white

This antique secretary was lovely as is, just a bit dated. With the faux barnwood finish, I was able to give it a fresh new look that perfectly complements my clients space! 

"I'm a sucker for the curves of French Provincial pieces. This lady was painted for a client using a custom mix of General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood and Linen using a 2:1 ratio. The body was glazed with GF Pitch Black Glaze Effects for a streaky finish. The top was darkened by adding some Lamp Black to the paint mix and then streaked with the glaze. The entire piece is sealed with High Performance Topcoat for a satin finish. Last but not least the pulls were freshened up in silver...

"Elegant, one-of-a-kind piece for your dining room or home. This antique buffet is solid wood, sturdy, and offers TONS of storage space. It features gorgeous curvy legs, two side cabinets, two smaller pull out drawers, and one long central drawer. It has been hand painted in General Finishes Slate Gray and Black Pepper Chalk Style Paint, with Winter White Glaze Effects on all the raised details. It has been sealed with Annie Sloan clear and black wax on the body, with the top sealed in GF High...

 Seagull Gray Milk Paint Vs. Seagull Gray MIlk Paint with Pitch Black Glaze Effects

"I think these may be a new favorite of mine. How cute is this set of night stands? These have been painted in General Finishes Driftwood, glazed in their Winter White, and sealed to protect. New crystal knobs have been added. The top was sanded down and dry brushed in Driftwood and Winter white." - Re-Luv'd Furniture

"Have I mentioned how much I LOVE General Finishes products?! We had the chance to create this look once again for a commissioned piece and we are loving how it turned out! The exterior finish was completed in many layers using Millstone, Snow White, Dark Chocolate, a custom tinted grey poly, Van Dyke Brown Glaze effects and HPTC in Satin. For the desk and hutch interior we used Enduro Antique White Poly." - Twig & Thyme Design

"I just finished my kitchen using GF Persian Blue Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze. I absolutely love it!" - Tracy Eubanks

You guys voted and grey won! I think these may be a new favorite of mine. How cute is this set of night stands? These have been painted in...

"Another custom order in the books! This beautiful piece is painted in General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint and glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The top is also stained using Java Gel Stain by General Finishes." - Belle Maison    
"I’m totally loving this fresh color combo! This vintage hutch was updated in General Finishes Seagull Gray, Pitch Black Glaze & High Performance Topcoat for a gorgeous finish! I’m loving how the white and yellow flowers POP against the color & create a beautiful, fresh feel to this classic piece!" - Captiva Home - Furniture Painting   Visit www.captivahomedecor.com to purchase GF products.    
 This piece was sanded to its natural finish and glazed with Winter White Glaze Effects by General Finishes! We are in love with this finish!" - Belle Maison  

This beautiful dresser was painted with several products from ...

This Jacobean vanity has been painted in a mix of Coral Crush and Snow White. The details were painted with Seagull Gray and Argentine Pearl Effects and then completely glazed with Winter White Glaze Effects.    
"✨It’s official. I’m OBSESSED with gold leaf!! ✨ This unique sideboard has been updated in a custom mix of General Finishes Milk Paint in Emerald & Lamp Black, then glazed with Pitch Black. But the real showstopper is the Makers’ Studio gold leafing!! It takes a sweeping path across the piece then ends with a few sparkles on the foot. The gorgeous deep green is perfect for seasonal decorating & also super on trend for 2019! Wouldn’t it be perfect in your home this holiday?!?" -...
"This piece has been in my entry foyer for years but it has gotten dinged up and chipped and I was tired of the dark color so I decided it was time for a change! I mixed a custom color using General Finishes Chalk Style Paints in equal parts of Bayberry Green and Empire Gray to create this soft farmhouse color. I also blended a little Bone White to add subtle highlights and some Dark Chocolate Milk Paint for the shaded areas. The top was done in a base of Empire Gray and a few washes of the...
Lovely dining set in GF Persian Blue and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects by Blu Soul Design.    
"We painted the pedestal and apron in Queenstown Gray with a Van Dyke Brown glaze. The top was stenciled with Antique White and stained with Espresso water based stain. The entire piece was sealed with Enduro-Var satin finish." - The Chalk Chick  
"We gave this piece an old world inspired finish of layered General Finishes Empire Gray and Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. Great coffee bar or entryway piece!" - Odds and Ends        
"Here’s the cabinet from my live today. If you didn’t see it go watch because it shows all the details this piece has to offer!! The front door it’s an old kitchen cabinets in the sides or in old door, built by my dad. Painted General Finishes Antique White with Van Dyke Brown glaze." - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations   Watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/katiecofurniture/videos/...
"This solid wood bookshelf has been painted and then lightly sanded to create this faux barn wood look. Using General Finishes products I started with Seagull Gray, followed with a color wash of Driftwood, and finished with a dry brushing of brown glaze. Wire panel doors and new hardware complete this amazing transformation!" - Nap Time Creations  
"I finished up this red dresser to use as a coffee bar in our house. This is my hubs fave color combo, and we both love the way it turned out! ❤️ General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain, Holiday Red Milk Paint and Van Dyke Brown Glaze." - Fury Design Co.            
"These are my favorite kind of makeovers! A formerly dark, dated & oversized bedroom set now has a fresh, modern look! We added a few extra moldings & hardware, then painted in this gorgeous Seagull Grey color by General Finishes! Popped those details with a bit of Pitch Black Glaze then finished the project with High Performance Top Coat for enhanced durability! Fresh handles now offer a whole new look!" - Captiva Home - Furniture Painting    
"This desk is painted General Finishes Antique White with Van Dyke Brown glaze and a mixture of Java and Brown Mahogany Gel Stain on top. Sealed with GF Flat! My favorite! Makes the finish perfect!" - Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations    
"I’m loving my Winter White Glaze Effects! Our coffee table has seen better days, but we didn’t want to replace it. The glaze hid all of the imperfections and enchanted the details. Love the products!!" Tasha Roe    
"I decided to go for a vintage style look! This has been done in General Finishes ‘Driftwood’ and glazed in General Finishes ‘Pitch Black’. I love how this turned out!" - PNW Beautiful Finishes   Here's a video to learn more about how to apply General Finishes Glaze Effects: http://bit.ly/VideoGFApplyGlazeEffectsToATable        

Persian Blue Milk Paint over Raw Wood then topped with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. (Example shown is over Maple)

Supplied Needed: 

Persian Blue Milk Paint

Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects

Vaseline

Shop Towels

Chip Brushes

1. Generously apply vaseline to the places you want the paint to resist

2. Apply Persian Blue Milk Paint with your brush and allow to dry completely. 

3. Gently wipe the areas where you applied the...

"I cannot be more thrilled with how this piece turned out! This gorgeous vintage dresser was refinished using General Finishes Black Gel Stain and Seagull Gray Milk Paint. All of the details were accented with Pitch Black Glaze Effects and the original pulls were used to add the final touches." - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration    
"The body has been blended with General Finishes Linen along with Van Dyke Brown glaze. The top compliments the body. It’s a chocolate color making the hardware stand out." - The Swanky Chalet Repurposed furnishings by Becky    

Incredible washstand makeover with General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and Winter White Glaze Effects