High Performance

"Well this one turned out amazing as now it’s a one of a kind piece looking for a new home. This nearly 100 year old dresser was a project that needed a complete rebuild so we changed it up a bit and decided to repurpose all the drawers to build the bottom portion of the cabinet. For finish it came down to all General Finishes products. Custom mixed water based stains using Whitewash, Brown Mahogany & Walnut. Finished with 3 sprayed coats of GF High Performance poly for durability." -...
"Solid wood 5 drawer Bassett brand chest of drawers. Freshly updated and revived this beautiful piece is ready for a new home.The top was sanded and freshly stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain followed by their High Performance Topcoat. For the body I used General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. I left the hardware original to the piece." - Ray's Refurbishing    
  Paint: Dark Horse by Mélange Artisan Mineral Paints Stain: General Finishes Brown Mahogany and Antique Walnut Gel Stains Topcoat: General Finishes HPTC (High Performance Topcoat) in flat     
"Vintage solid pine sideboard/ buffet. This beauty has been completely renewed to its natural wood finish. It has been sealed for durability and finished with General Finishes Dead Flat High Performance Topcoat to further enhance the finish. New furniture feet complement the updated matte black hardware for an added modern look!" - Nap Time Furniture Creations   Thanks to brand new patented polymer technology, GF has created a ultra matte sheen without waxes and matting agents that...
"This lovely little piece was in great shape when I got it. But of course it needed to be given a fresh new life. I decided to paint the shell in the always gorgeous and sleek GF Lamp Black. I also distressed the edges to show off some of the gorgeous natural wood underneath. For the top and drawers I sanded and stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain followed by their High Performance Topcoat." - Ray's Refurbishing    
Custom Console with Marble Doors A stunning piece for the entry or as a media piece (access ports in back) Fully finished in...
 Bigfoot Fun! Made from pine and poplar woods, stained with General Finishes Brown Mahogany, and protected with our most favorite product - General Finishes High Performance Satin Topcoat! Michigan made from start to finish!" - Knots & Grains Woodworking    
"Vintage Regency 9 Drawer Buffet/Media/Chest This piece came in structurally perfect but a cosmetic mess. Originally finished in "dirty yellow" with chips, nicks and dents. At 74" long it needed height to give it the presence it deserved. 4 corner mount legs were added. An additional 2 legs were bolted through the center to fully support its length and weight. Finished in timeless General Finishes Antique White. Sealed in General Finishes High Performance flat Topcoat." - Raised Expectations...
"Beautiful pair of vintage, Duncan Phyfe style nightstands. These were made by cutting apart a vanity. Updated using General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black. They were sealed with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Flat. The original Hepplewhite style pulls were left as is." - Garage 9 v2    
Large buffet made by Mount Airy Furniture Company of North Carolina. This high end piece is made of solid mahogany. The drawers slide perfectly. The doors open onto a large space that runs the width of the buffet. (No shelves) The drawers are dovetailed and the drawer boxes are all wood. It is a very well made piece of furniture. The finish was updated using...
"Sanded and stained the top in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain which also meant it would need a coat of High Performance Topcoat for protection and durability. For the body she chose GFs never fails to be stunning Lamp Black. I followed that up with a light waxing and buffing. The hardware is original to the piece." - Ray's Refurbishing    
A lovely pair of nightstands by American of Martinsville. This set likely dates to the 80’s (scary that that’s vintage now, isn’t it?!?). They are fairly large and very sturdy, with an open shelf area and a single drawer that has dovetail joinery at the backs. They are a mix of wood and engineered materials. This pair was given a refresh using...
"This pine tall dresser has been sanded back and refinished in a walnut stain and sealed and protected with a hard wearing topcoat, new brass handles have been added, my first time trying General Finish products, love how they turned out !" - W.Holme Design   General Finishes Walnut Water Based Stain and High Performance Topcoat Flat.    
70’s vintage, solid pine buffet. This sturdy piece has 3 dovetailed drawers and 3 doors which open to a large open space (no dividers or shelves) Everything works as it should. The buffet was updated from a dated finish using...
"Removing the previous orange stain finish on these end tables and lightening up with a custom stain mix in a gray tan color really help to give this set an updated look. I removed the old wood knobs and swapped them out for something more modern and then sealing both pieces in General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in flat for durability." - Flipping Unbelievable    
"I found this Vintage Stanley on the curb a few weeks back. It was painted and in horrible need of a makeover!!! We stripped till our fingertips were numb. We cleaned and sanded and stained and finished…. We painted curves and polished brass. We went thru this piece and transformed as MUCH as possible from her old forgotten life into this spectacular piece of ART!!!!! Tricorn Black on details, body stained in Roanoke with General Finishes High Performance top coat in satin. Drawers left...

Circa 1885 this solid oak buffet was manufactured by Olbrich & Golbeck in Chicago. 138 years has passed since it's inception and it has stood that test of time effortless with quality craftsmanship. It features three drawers including one velvet lined silverware drawer and two doors concealing open storage. The light oak stain is complimented by William Morris Strawberry Thief liners and the original brass hardware. All interior components have been cleaned and oiled for excellent...

"This piece is solid wood and is in excellent condition. It was refreshed by painting the base with General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black. The top was given a wood-look finish using General Finishes Gel Stain in Antique Walnut. It was sealed with their High Performance Top Coat in Flat." - Garage 9 v2    
"Stained it with General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Wood Stain. The hardware was boiled in vinegar and water to remove the junk and get it back to its original beauty. The paint was stripped off the legs and they were stained too. Everything was sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat." - Amanda Jones Furniture    
"I’m glad my client saw potential in this table, because the end result is even better than I thought! It belongs to her husband’s family, and she had the table refinished as a gift to her husband for his birthday. It was a lot of prep work - glueing veneer, patching veneer, stripping the entire piece and removing the old lamp. Then I give it a very light paint wash to blend the different woods and veneers before sealing with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat. It’s not completely...
"Lovely, vintage 7-drawer dresser refreshed using General Finishes Milk Paint in Basil. The top was sanded bare and stained with General Finishes water based stain in Antique Oak, then sealed with their High Performance Top Coat in Flat. The beautiful, original antique brass hardware was left as is." - Garage 9 v2    
"This one is for those mid century modern lovers and collectors out there! This classic, restored, cane front highboy was designed by famed creator Merton Gershun specifically for American of Martinsville. It came to our shop in perfect structural shape, it just needed a complete cosmetic refinishing. We started by stripping off the original finishing and sanding down everything very fine to show off that 1960s walnut veneer. The veneer was stained using a custom mixture of General Finishes...
Vintage Broyhill sofa/hall table. This sturdy piece is in great condition. It is constructed from mostly oak and some engineered materials. It likely dates to the 80’s. We “farmhoused” it up with...

"The ash dining table top is in its final home. I really like how the black steel base complements the natural ash look. And the breadboard ends really make it a true dining table. The ash came from...

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@tobiascaspar Hybrid Buckeye Burl top w/ real hornets nest
- Spanish Cedar body core w/ Purpleheart accent
- Wenge / Purpleheart / Maple neck
- Wenge...

"When my in-laws bought a cabin this table was left there. It’s super unique and very functional, so they kept it but wanted it a little more updated. I refinished this in General Finishes Perfect Gray, it’s a warm gray color and able to go with any decor. I finished with High Performance Top Coat in Flat for durability. Everything was sprayed using my Fuji Spray sprayer for a smooth and flawless finish." - Flipping Unbelievable    
"You never know what you’ll find hidden under a failing finish! This MCM side table was in desperate need of some attention. Some sanding and our trusty General Finishes High Performance Topcoat (in Flat) later and she’s beautiful. Look at that woodgrain shine!" - Furniture Rescue Fairfax       
"This vintage Beauty came to me in need of some love, TLC and elbow grease. I sanded down the drawers and gave them a fresh coat of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain along with a coat of High Performance Topcoat. The top was laminate so I had no option but to paint so I primed and then painted the shell/frame in General Finishes *Alabaster. The peg legs were also sanded and freshly stained in the same antique walnut stain." - Ray's Refurbishing      
I have to admit I’m more accustomed to black or blue but I’m in love with this green and now I see why so many of you love these green tones. Check out my reel to see the before of this orange oak buffet. I’m so happy with the result and I’m loving the new door fronts and more modern base. This buffet has ample storage inside and would work great as a side table, console or coffee bar as well. 

 Paint: General Finishes Basil mixed with Lamp Black

Top Coat: General Finishes dead flat...

General Finishes Water Based Black Stain and High Performance Topcoat in NEW Dead Flat    
"From his original pickled finish, to black lacquered spray paint…. And now back to bare bones glory! We’ve got beautiful fresh grain patterning, a sweet complimentary shade difference in the middle (totally it’s natural tones) and we not only added some contrasting black hardware and feet, but also some subtle black pinstripes down the sides of the drawers to tie it all together!!! Finished au-natural in bare naked grains with three luxurious coats of General Finishes High Performance...

"When I saw this charming 1920s dresser, I couldn't wait to transform it into something special. In order to keep the "raw" look I tried out a new topcoat from...

Circa 1920's fully restored/refinished sideboard Solid antique oak. This heirloom quality antique sideboard had undesirable orange undertones in its finish and a water damaged top. Now fully restored using toning, color wash and glazing layers by...
"I love combining natural wood tones with dark and sultry colours. By combining these colours, this doubled hooded secretary evokes a warm, but moody and seductive charm, the keeper of secrets. General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Dead Flat topcoat." - Paint and Hammer    
"I stared at this piece for months and this is exactly what I had envisioned. At first I didn’t want to tackle it, painting would have been so much easier! But I am so glad I did because I couldn’t be happier with this transformation. From 90’s orange pine to modern farmhouse this console has been given new life!! The entire piece has been sealed for durability with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in their NEW Dead Flat finish for that perfect natural wood look!" - Nap Time Furniture...
The china cabinet is the second piece to the Art Deco customer owned set. It shares the dining room with the bar and was done in the same...
"An interesting plainness is the most difficult thing to achieve. But this china hutch displays those values effortlessly. Originally from New York City, circa 1960s. The fine grain walnut construction features oak drawer interiors, tapered legs, vintage brass hardware on the drawers, oak doors pulls and two sliding glass doors. After a full strip, new stain and new hardware it's like new again!" - Saved By Design   General Finishes Antique Brown Water Based Stain and High Performance...
Gorgeous SOLID maple buffet by Leslie Diamond for Conant Ball. This piece was originally an unattractive yellowish orange. It has been completely stripped and sanded to remove that pesky old orange toner. I would normally use an oil based product but this time I used...
Owl carving from locust by Michael J. Galovic of Ashville, NC. It has been finished with General Finished NEW Dead Flat High Performance Topcoat. Michael says, "it gave luster to the wood without giving it shine. Any kind of gloss would have distracted from the carving."     
"I’d like to introduce you all to my latest piece, Prima Ballerina by Hokus Pokus. This is a fabulous decor weave that I demonstrated on an Fb LIVE. Isn’t she stunning? (FB Live Decoupage spray glue method: https://fb.watch/hpCyx7MwY4/?mibextid=v7YzmG)   The cabinet I acquired was originally used to store sheet music. With this in mind I knew that I wanted to design with music as its main theme. The Hokus...
"At long last this pine beauty is complete! A full restoration was performed on this rustic chest and new life it has been given! This piece belonged to my clients Grandmother, likely dating back to the 1800’s with it’s hand cut dovetail joints. It has certainly stood the test of time having been moved numerous times, but nonetheless was in need of some TLC. My client asked for it to be lightened up and made functional and that is just what I did! I started by sanding back the existing...
"This classy lady was created using a custom mix of General Finishes Milk Paint in Persian Blue and Seagull Gray, Gel Stain in a custom mix of Java and Gray, High Performance Topcoat in Satin and then accented with products from Re·design with Prima. For all the details or to shop the entire collection of products used on this piece, head to my website http://www.NostalgicRevival.com/    
"We received a call from a local farmers Co-op. They had a desk they were planning to take to the dump. But they knew we restored furniture and thought we may want it. We went to pick it up not really knowing if it would be worth our time. What did we find? An authentic secretary desk, not the standard teachers desk we see more often.   It has been restored to the traditional look with General Finishes Antique Brown Water Based Stain and High Performance Top Coat in Gloss. Complimented by...
"This is why I love my job. My client brought this to me because it was her grandfather’s toolbox. It was old and worn, and even still had some tools in it! But she wanted to keep it for sentimental purposes. I gave this piece a good scrub, removed the tool compartments on the inside, and stripped and then stained in Onyx Water Based Stain by General Finishes and **NEW ** Dead Flat for protection. It was given a new life and I’m glad my client kept it!"     
"Joy to the World! A super, simple, thrifted, holiday decor idea!! I made my stencil for this project, using my Cricut machine. I clear coated the globe first then once dried, I place the stencil on and clear coated again. Once that dried, I painted on the message (two coats). I chose my favorite, go-to black by General Finishes called Lamp Black. Once that dried, I put on another clear coat of GF water based High Performance Topcoat." - REmade    
Great bones! I absolutely love a vintage piece that has classic styling…great bones…which to me makes a piece timeless. This beauty just needed a furniture refresh and we achieved it using...
"When my friend asked if I could redo this antique family heirloom for her nursery, I was honoured. Using a combination of my 1” & 2.5” Bahco carbide tipped scrapers and my DEWALT CANADA orbit sander (100 grit followed by 150), I carefully removed the original finish. For the curved edges and wooden knobs, my SurfPrep Sanding 3"x4" electric ray sander with the foam pads was perfect. I’ve recently discovered a mop brush (used in watercolour painting) for applying topcoat and it’s amazing for...
Everybody has a story. Everybody has a scar. When she was built she had a destiny. She was intended to be gifted to a young fiancée, on that spectacular wedding day. Sadly that day took a turn for the worse, when the bride-to-be decided she couldn’t go thru with the marriage. Unfortunately we will never know why. What we DO know is that a heartbroken man was so devastated that he tattooed this babe for life, with his smoldering cigar. She’s adorned with the highest quality carved wood....
Black furniture is so hot right now and I love this trend! When my client’s husband saw this refinished he barely recognized it! Paint color: Lamp Black by...
"The top was done out of 2" thick reclaimed pine with the natural grain and colors. The base was done with circle sawn pine 6x6 beams stained with a dark walnut. We sealed the top using General Finishes High Performance Water Based Topcoat" - Reclaimed Michigan