"My client brought this to me in rough shape, but it had once belonged to her mother and she wanted to save it. Her sister had started stripping it but never fully finished so there was a lot of paint and stripper residue that I had to remove. After it was cleaned and bare wood I stained it in what I’m calling my signature stain (a mix of Antique Oak and Graystone Water Based Stain) by General Finishes and then added new hardware. My client was shocked at the transformation and said her sister...
When I first started refinishing, all I knew about stain is that it is watery and messy. I did research and came across a gel stain created by...
"Another 90’s orange oak table renewed and refreshed, these tables are quality made and so worth updating! This table was stained in Graystone from General Finishes and the base was painted in Seagull Gray, a beautiful combination!" - Nap Time Furniture Creations
"The top was stained using General Finishes Water Based Stain in Graystone while the bottoms were painted in pure white followed by an Empire Gray color wash to achieve this light and airy beachy vibe!" - Nap Time Furniture Creations
"Yes you can paint oak! These nightstands are the perfect combination of paint and stain. The tops are showcasing the gorgeous oak wood grain and the body is painted a light warm gray for an updated look.
Paint: Reverent Gray by General Finishes
Stain: Graystone Water Based by General Finishes
"Here’s the final version of this custom desk that we recently wrapped up. I added some more metal hardware on the top to tie everything together and think it turned out really cool! All ash hardwood, General Finishes Graystone Water Based Stain and Enduro Clear Poly Satin." - Rustic Valley Woodworking
These pieces are part of a bedroom set we did for a custom work client. We painted the bottom “Perfect Gray” by General Finishes and stained the top in a mix of General Finishes “Provincial” and “Graystone” Water Based Stains." - Moses Restorations
"We just finished up this stunning custom order table. We stained it using a mix of General Finishes Graystone and Walnut water based stains." - Belle Maison
"The pressure was on when Holly came to me with a Pinterest picture of a custom built dining room table but to make it even harder, she is my old boss at work!
Big props to my hubby Jim for constructing this baby. The legs were first painted in General Finishes Empire Gray and then painted over that with Alabaster so that when I distressed the edges that grey peeked thru. The top was stained in GF Graystone Water Based Stain and then top coated in High Performance Topcoat." - Upcycling by...
48” custom built oak table stained in Graystone
"This piece was once the bottom of a kitchen hutch. I removed the top and just refinished the base. The top was refinished using Graystone Water Based Wood Stain by General Finishes. The base was painted in their Perfect Gray Milk Paint."
"This combination is one of my very favorites on oak! This set was painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray while the tops were stained in Graystone Water Based Wood Stain. New hardware from D. Lawless Hardware complete this beautiful transformation!!" - Nap Time Furniture Creations
"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
"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!"
I mixed a little GF Graystone waterbased stain with Tobacco to lighten it a smidge on this piece. The paint on this piece is GF’s Brushable White Enamel.
Custom finished in Sherwin Williams Alabaster and stained in General Finishes Graystone.
"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.
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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.
"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
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"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
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"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!"
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Custom Mixes of Water Based Stain
"I just can’t help myself when I see small squares, I must add label pulls! This wood console table was first painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray followed by a dry brushing of gray stain and brown glaze. The top has been stained with a custom blend of Graystone and Walnut. Oil rubbed bronze label pulls and knobs finish off this transformation."
"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."
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."
Graystone Water Based stain on some stripped down blonde mahogany.
"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!"
"Talk about a before and after! I bought this antique buffet months ago and was waiting for the perfect time to refinish it. Recently, General Finishes came out with new colors for their Milk Paint and Water Based Wood Stain lines. I selected their "Perfect Gray" for the base and "Graystone" for the top." - Eight Hundred Furniture, LLC.
Love the new General Finishes Gulf Stream Blue!
The top & legs were stained with the new General Finishes Water Based Wood Stains Graystone, layered over Provincial. The entire piece has been sealed with High Performance Satin using my new Dixie Belle blue foam applicator (the best $6 I've ever spent).
"This large wood end table has been stained in one of General Finishes new water based stain colors, Graystone. It’s a beautiful soft gray that allowed for the brown in this grain to show through as well. The bottom was painted in a lightly distressed Alabaster (New GF Milk Paint color!) which really lets the top of this table standout!" - Nap Time Creations
Introducing 9 new GF Water Based Wood Stain colors
NEW Graystone Water Based Wood Stain from General Finishes, introduced April 2019
All NEW Water Based Wood Stain color, Graystone!