High Performance

"What do you do when you get lots of requests for a pair of nightstands but can’t find any? You make them yourself! We took an old vanity, cut off the ends and made 2 nightstands! We sanded and sealed the tops with General Finishes High Performance and painted the base with Enduro White Poly." - Moses Restorations

 

 

"After a GOOD cleaning and sanding they were primed and painted in General Finishes Antique White and sealed in the GF High Performance Topcoat. The top was stained in GF Java Gel Stain and sealed in their oil based topcoat Arm-R-Seal for years of protection!!" - Upcycling by Amy    
"This vintage Stanley 6 foot coffee table and end table set were completely made over from top to bottom. I stripped the old finish off of the tops and stained with Minwax Rustic Mahogany gel stain. Gel stain is a great alternative to my normal oil based stain when trying to match three table tops that want to stain completely different colors. It’s thicker and can be manipulated to get a closer match. The bases were painted in a custom mix of General Finishes Antique White with a tiny amount...
"There is something about buffets painted black....I have done quite a few and love them all! I use Lamp Black by General Finishes and this one was distressed and sealed with the High Performance Topcoat." - Flipping Unbelievable   Join our Facebook group, General Finishes University at http://bit.ly/GFUniversityGroup for product & application questions, troubleshooting, tips and expert advice!
"Get the Look: Finished in General Finishes Linen over a solid mahogany base. We've taken all those details and smothered them in Van Dyke Brown Glaze to make those details surface again. Finished with a High Performance Flat finish for a subtle glow. We took that old red mahogany lacquered top and transformed it into a deep brown satiny crown to top her off!" - Restoration Reserve    

Oak chest is painted in General Finishes Driftwood, and stained in the color Flint. Top and sides were washed in a white wax! Everything sealed in high performance for a beautiful finish!

"Farmhouse inspired stools done in General Finishes Persian Blue & Snow White Milk Paint. Distressed & sealed with GF Satin HPTC (High Performance Topcoat)."     
"This absolutely stunning buffet is all refreshed and ready for a new home. This lovely lady had great bones but was in desperate need of a face lift. The veneer on top was chipping away so I removed it completely and sanded the wood underneath. Gave it a fresh coat of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain, I also did the same to the lower section of this piece. The rest was painted in General Finishes Reverent Gray. The stained areas were sealed with GF High Performance Topcoat, and...
"Made with maple, ash, and white oak hardwood, this solid dresser/changing table will last through the years as the child grows up. Since it was made with real wood, the color can be changed to stay relevant with the times.   One big benefit of a custom piece of furniture is that it can be designed with dimensions to fit a particular space. This dresser was constructed a little taller than a normal three drawer dresser to make diaper changing a little easier for the parents, who both...
"The Lauren. A secretary with the IT factor! Softly and sweetly brought back to a beautiful life in General Finishes Antique White, with a warm aging glaze and High Performance Flat Finish. Insides had the old lacquer stripped down to bare wood and sealed in my favorite Arm-R-Seal. She took a good amount of time to rebuild those spindled legs, but I definitely think she was worth the wait! Salvaged as much original hardware as she came with, and improvised on the rest!"

Use Dark Chocolate Milk Paint by General Finishes to get the look of stain on surfaces that don’t stain well. This baby Jacobean Buffet had a Tulip Poplar top, which does not take stain well. I found a way around that using 2 coats of Dark Chocolate and 2 coats of High Performance Topcoat in Satin.

"This piece turned out to be a more difficult task than I originally anticipated. But it was worth it in the end! ALL veneer was removed revealing gorgeous wood (Top, sides, drawers and doors)   Left the wood in its natural state and applied several coats of General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in flat. The grain is just stunning!"    Learn more about General Finishes Water Based High Performance Topcoat in this video:...
"This piece was made between 1871 and 1900 because of the beautiful Knapp Joints on the drawers (those cute little scalloped joints in the second pic.) Knapp joints were only used for this short period of time in history. So that would make it between 120-149 years old! How cool is that?!   It is made from all solid Walnut with the exception of the burl veneer on the drawers and door front. I just couldn’t paint this beauty! It was missing it’s top so I made a new wood plank top painted...
"Painted this gorgeous nightstand in Holiday Red with black glaze, and the stripes are painted in Lamp Black. The drawers and sides are decoupaged with beautiful paper from Roycycled Treasures. Topcoated with High Performance in satin finish."   
"Ladies and Gents, check out this beast we overhauled for a client. Looking best in Blue with General Finishes China Blue, and original brass hardware polished to perfection! High Performance Flat Topcoat for durability. We added 7.5" legs to lift her up off the ground and give that floating chest something to boast about!"     
"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 has been quite the project! We started with changing out the doors and repairing the back. Then we refinished this large piece in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint with High Performance Flat Finish. New gold gilded hardware complete this amazing transformation!"     
"This beautiful Vintage Duncan Phyfe Server has been transformed using General Finishes Ebony Dye Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint. High Performance Gloss finish and beautiful black and white floral lined drawers and cabinet back complete this one-of-a-kind piece!"   
Beautiful bathroom vanity facelift with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and satin High Performance Water Based Topcoat.    

This petite dresser is solid white oak! I had so many ideas on what to do with her, but after the original finish was removed I fell in love with the beautiful neutral tone of the wood!
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Antique Brown Water Based Wood Stain by General Finishes sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin.

"This Antique French Buffet is nothing short of spectacular! Restored using a custom mix of General Finishes Light Brown Dye Stain and High Performance Satin Finish." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare   Learn more about General Finishes Dye Stain in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wopU1L1X0w&t=4s
"Relief carving based on our client's logo. The artwork is 36x36 x 1.25 solid white oak finished with General Finishes High Performance semi-gloss. The image greets visitors as they enter the office. Our client is a tree specialist; Colonial Tree Service."    Learn more about General Finishes water based High Performance Topcoat in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductHighPerformanceWaterbasedTopcoat...
Absolutely stunning dresser! It's General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint and Driftwood mixed with black for the darker shade and topcoated with water based High Performance Topcoat satin.    
"These nightstands actually came from a vintage kneehole style desk! My friend Greg of The Furniture Fix split the desk apart and installed a reclaimed oak top on each side.   They were refinished using Brushable White Enamel tinted to Antique White by General Finishes. To age them a bit, I applied Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. The reclaimed oak tops are stained in Antique Walnut and sealed with High Performance Satin."    Check out GF's full video library for product overview and how...
"This dresser is the perfect example that simple does not mean plain. Stripped down to a natural finish, showcasing the rich grain and different wood species then sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat for durability."    Learn more about GF High Performance water based topcoat in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductHighPerformanceWaterbasedTopcoat
"The world may be crazy but I am still full steam ahead over here!! Sanded down, painted in General Finishes Gulf Stream Blue and a light distressing totally changes the look! The top is stained in Whitewash wood stain and the whole piece is sealed in GF High Performance top coat in Flat. The fun Aztec inspired transfer really adds a fun POP as well, don't cha think?!? Who loves the look?!?"    Learn more about GF Water Based stains in this video:...
"Isn’t this Antique Duncan Phyfe Buffet stunning?!?! We refinished this beautiful sideboard. Refinished in General Finishes Espresso(water based stain) with a custom High Performance finish." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare   Learn more about General Finishes Water Based Stain in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductWaterBaseWoodStain

AMAZING kitchen cabinet transformation by Anne Behling of Everly After. She took her outdated cabinets to fresh and modern with General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint.  Visit blog link below for all the details. 

"This sweet Antique Half Moon Table is ready to go back home! This antique table holds a special place in my client's heart as it belonged to her mother. She wasn’t looking to change it but definitely wanted to bring it back to life. We completely refinished it with General Finishes Antique Walnut and a custom tinted High Performance Satin finish. A perfect match to the original look!"     

"Finished in General Finishes Lamp Black and sealed with their High Performance Topcoat in flat. The top was sanded bare and finished in a reactive stain to give it a natural weathered look. It’s a classic and timeless beauty." 

"Beautiful farmhouse coffee table. This has been painted in General Finishes Empire Gray, moderately distressed, and sealed. The top has been sanded raw and then painted in a wash of Lamp Black, Empire Gray, and Antique White, then sealed in their High Performance Topcoat." 

"Mid Century Modern China Cabinet is complete! This special family piece has been completely refinished. We stained the piece using General Finishes Ebony Dye Stain and finished it with a High Performance Satin Finish. Combined with natural legs, this piece has a fresh modern look!"   
"A set of nightstands like this don’t come along every day! These Stanley Faux Bamboo Nightstands were given a new fabulous life with General Finishes Westminster Green and Gloss topcoat."
"I LOVE THIS BUFFET! I had to scrub this one for hours. It wasn't necessarily dirty, but the finish was literally washing off, so it was brutal to prep.   The top was sanded down and weathered with Weatherwood Stains, LLC Salvage layered under Restoration Reactive Stains. It is sealed with General Finishes High Performance Semi-Gloss. The body is painted with General Finishes Driftwood.   Check out the drawers! I added the re•design with prima®️ Tropical Paradise, & sealed with...

Bathroom vanity makeover with General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint, light distressing and satin High Performance Topcoat.

"I am totally obsessed! This stunning Vintage Duncan Phyfe Buffet has been beautifully refinished. The mahogany top, drawers, and doors have all been stained in General Finishes Ebony Dye Stain with a High Performance Semi Gloss Finish. It’s the perfect combination of depth and grain clarity. The body with it’s specialty worn blackish flat finish, and original hardware highlight the age while giving this piece a modern twist." 

Loving this metallic look by Flipping Unbelievable! It's a combo of GF Argentine Pearl Effects, Driftwood Milk Paint, Pitch Black Glaze Effects and High Performance Topcoat.

"This amazing antique card catalog has been completely refinished and repurposed into the most incredible bar or entryway console. It features a custom built white oak quarter sawn top and white oak base. The piece is custom finished using General Finishes Light Brown Dye and Espresso Water-based Stains and topped with a High Performance Satin for the most beautiful authentically aged look that highlights it’s amazing tiger oak details! Use this in almost any room to store odds and ends or...

Stunning buffet by The Tin Shed Design Studio! It was painted with GF Driftwood Gray Milk Paint and washed with Antique White. The top was sanded to bare wood and stained in a dark walnut and sealed GF High Performance Topcoat in Satin. 

Beautiful kitchen cabinet makeover with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint and High Performance Topcoat in flat 

"I'm really pleased with how this trunk came out. Our customer picked it out of our warehouse and wanted to keep the mid-century vibe with some wood showing. She picked the new General Finishes Carbon Gray Gel Stain & GF China Blue for the base.   Gray can be tricky for older woods. The top came out nicely, but the other areas struggled to take any stain - totally normal, as they probably weren't the same cut of wood. I used a mix of Fusion Mineral Paint Ash and Clear Glaze to tone...

"What do I love most about this dresser? It has built in drawer stops to ensure that the drawers don’t slide all the way out, making it perfect for a child’s room. This dresser was painted in General Finishes Reverent Gray with my Fuji Spray Hvlp spray gun for a perfectly smooth finish without brush strokes, ideal for a mid century modern look. The drawers were stripped and then sealed with High Performance Top Coat." 

This French Provincial China Cabinet is Painted in General Finishes Milk Paint, Patina Green, Holiday Red, Tawny Pearl Effects and High Performance Top Coat, Satin Finish.

This bowl is made 100% from recycled skateboards, and is finished with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat (gloss)!

"This gorgeous Pine Printer Style Coffee Table is complete! We went natural and it is stunning! We completely stripped down the original orange stain and finish. Then we went with a General Finishes High Performance Flat Finish and paired it with beautiful bin pulls from D. Lawless Hardware. Just the perfect combination for this modern farmhouse makeover!" - ReFind Design by Coco Clare    

This Mid-Century piece was a disaster when we found it all alone, abandoned on the side of the road. Lucky for this piece, we saw that it had potential! We sanded off all of the old finish, then applied Merlot dye stain. It looked even better than we imagined! The dye stain really made the wood grain pop. We topped off the finish with three coats of High performance Semi-Gloss. This piece was totally revived thanks to a little elbow grease and the amazing products of General Finishes.

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These cabinets were custom built to satisfy a unique need for our clients! They had a limited space, wanted to maximize their storage options, enjoyed clean, modern lines & needed a place to house their wine bar! These were custom designed & finished with Java Gel Stain for a gorgeous finish!

I loved the lines of this petite china cabinet but almost didn’t buy it. It was missing a glass panel and shelves and had a couple other things wrong with it. But my friend made me a good deal and challenged me to “make something cool”. Never one to shy away from a challenge, I loaded it in my car. It lingered in my studio for a long time before I knew what to do with it. Taking my cue from the architecture of the piece I decided an Indian inlay look was the way to go. Playing off the...

Her golden crown sits atop copper highlights in her hair. The Sea is a wash of watery blues and greens. She is Athena, queen of the Sea.