High Performance

"A Deilcraft dining table is such an amazing find! With the top a gorgeous walnut veneer and the skirt and legs ash, this table and it’s two leaf extensions exude mid century modern goodness. I started by sanding the top using my DEWALT 5” random orbit sander. I don’t mention nearly enough that I use the corded type but I should! Have constant power running to this tool helps with consistent results. I find it more powerful and I never need to worry about a battery running out. It’s...
"Another vintage secretary desk in the books! These pieces of furniture are one of my favorite styles, but also one of the most challenging and time consuming. You may see only one piece here, but we took it apart into 18 pieces and treated each as it’s own. By doing this, we ensure the finish it even and uniform throughout and are able to identify and fix every repair it needs. This one was painted using General Finishes Coastal Blue Poly & Seagull Gray Milk Paint, and then sealed in GF...
"Coffee table and end table done! Single piece of 30"x60"x2" piece of solid maple. Took some work to undo 35 years of age. I was also able to turn an offcut into a cutting board as a momento for the woman that donated the table. Some specs: - steel hairpin legs 16"H (coffee) and 20"H (end table), rated at 300lbs - General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Stain & HPTC (spray application) - Walrus Oil Cutting Board oil" - Goose Woodworking    
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"Sometimes pieces just speak for themselves. They don’t need anything flowery or fancy to make them exquisite. Literally stripped down and sealed in General Finishes. High Performance Topcoat satin. That’s it!" - Restoration Reserve    

The Drifting Buoy was a great success. What an interesting concept, converting a horse trailer into a mobile bar.

 

"Antique Walnut Gel Stain, High Performance Topcoat, and I used your Design Center to concoct a custom Milk Paint cocktail for the 2d wooden backsplash. We love your stuff."

 

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•SYBIL• This sweet girl was commissioned and designed by my dear friend and creator of my favorite wood butter product,...
I am in awe of how gorgeous this dresser turned out! It is marvelous how painting and staining a piece can give it new life and bring it back to the modern world. My client knew that she wanted to keep the top unpainted and we decided to stain the insides of the middle drawers to match the top and give it some contrast as well as accentuate the angles of the piece. She decided to go with the color Mink by...
"I’m just over here forever trying to neutralize the red/orange in Mahogany. Please don’t come for me lovers of warm wood tones. Anyway, I think I found my go-to for doing just that without going too dark or loosing the grain. My new secret weapon- General Finishes water based dye stain in Pewter.   To all my furniture refinishing friends, I’ll share my process if you want to give this look a whirl. Completely stripped inside and out with Jasco and lacquer thinner. Sanded with my orbital...
Absolute stunner in General Finishes Millstone, Linen & Basil Milk Paint as well as Burnished Pearl Effects.     
Farm house style dining room table, solid oak.The top was sanded down to the bare wood and stained in General Finishes Ash Gray then given a few generous coats of High Performance Topcoat. The base was painted in GF’s Seagull Gray a very subtle pale gray, almost white in appearance.
"Whew... this might have been my longest running project to date .Lori asked me to refresh her secretariat and honestly, from the picture, it didn't look in too bad of shape but if you zoom in you can see all the crackle texture on the finish that all had to be stripped off with chemicals and then sanded down. The outside was stained in a mix of General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains and sealed in Arm-R-Seal. The inside was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and...
Refinishing mahogany door. This door was sanded and stained with strong black RTM from General Finishes - this is as black as it gets! Sealed with satin sprayed High Performance varnish. I loved this project because by using a stain instead of paint, you can still see the grain of the wood through the solid, strong black stain, great choice!
"It went from a dark stain to natural wood. I stripped the old finish off and then sealed it with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat. My client wanted to lighten up her space and I think stripping her table to natural wood was the right choice!" - Flipping Unbelievable    
"Painted in General Finishes Coastal Blue, which is a deep, rich, navy blue. Can’t wait to do more of this color! Sealed with their High Performance Topcoat. Knobs sprayed with Krylon Spray Paint “Gold Leaf”. Best gold spray I have used!" - Revived Creations by Autumn    
"This table was a HUGE undertaking. Not only is it super heavy to move around but it is ginormous!! After a full day of sanding we painted the base in Mélange Artisan Mineral Paints Jett Black and sealed it in General Finishes High Performance Topcoat.The top was a bit tricker having to custom match the stain on the existing chairs and bench they bought off line. It took several attempts and several combinations but I think we nailed it with a mix of General Finishes Carbon Gray, Antique Walnut...
"This table was completely sanded down with the top being stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut and Java Gel Stains. The base was then painted in General Finishes Lamp Black and sealed in their High Performance Top Coat." - Upcycling by Amy    
"Refinished farmhouse inspired 4 piece dresser set in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint with a whitewashed top and feet. Sealed with High Performance Topcoat in satin for durability." - Blue & White Living Home Decor    

California King | Mid-Century Style Bed Frame | 84”x72” | Hand Shaped Legs | Solid Curly Maple | Finished with GF High Performance Gloss

"Loving this finish lately! We have done so many different projects for clients in this finish. Base: GF Empire Gray Milk Paint Dry Brushing: GF Antique White Milk Paint Top Coat: GF High Performance in Satin." - Rockin' Rehab Furniture
"Well, isn’t this a bright ray of sunshine!?! Love yellow, isn’t a color I often do. I think this would look cute with black and white accents, or teal… I pretty much like everything with teal.. Refinished in all General Finishes products! Harvest Yellow Milk Paint, High Performance Water Based Topcoat and Java Gel Stain!" - Jess's Mess Designs    

"After a good sanding we primed and painted in General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint. The gold accents on each drawer inspired us to paint the existing hardware to match! Finally we top coated it in General Finishes High Performance Topcoat and it was all set to go." - Upcycling by Amy

"This table had been well-loved and through several kids, but empty-nester mama needed a fresh surface for the next chapter of life. I totally brought her back to life. The owner was shocked and delighted how it looked brand new!  I stripped the top and sanded it down then applied General Finishes Colonial Maple Gel Stain then topped with High Performance Topcoat. It’s ready for another 20 years of love!" - Soleil Furnishings    
"Mid century nightstands. Perfect size and redesigned in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and Antique Walnut Gel Stain. Sealed with GF High Performance Topcoat to protect the top surface. Solid brass handles give these a little extra shine."     

"Our neighborhood had a yard sale when I spied this bed frame. It is painted with General Finishes Antique White and China Blue, sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat. The seat is hinged with a piano hinge and it has a lid support to hold it open." 

"Beautiful 8ft live edge table! These 2 maple slabs from make the perfect table. We did modern trapezoid legs made with the same wood but stained with special walnut for a nice contrast from top. Everything is coated in General Finishes High Performance Water Based satin poly. I’m so excited with how this one came out!!" - Hometown Woodworks    
"It’s always fun to give a little update to a room. General Finishes Milk Paint is a way to add new life to household items. I used Queenstown Gray with Pitch Black Glaze and High Performance flat." - Kimbellishments      
"This cabinet is looking FRESH! After a good sanding I painted the base in General Finishes Queenstown Gray and decided to leave the top natural and just seal it in GF High Performance Top coat in Flat (P.S.- really didn't change the color of the wood at all!)" - Upcycling by Amy    
"We used General Finishes Coastal Blue, a beautiful navy, for the bodies. I did very intentional distressing on the hard edges of the base and used Liquid Leaf in brass to recreate the original gold on the legs. For the tops, I started with General Finishes Water Based Stain in Walnut as my base and then layered paint and stain by dry brushing as well as paint washes. I used Dark Chocolate, Cardamom, Snow White and Antique White Milk Paint as well as more Walnut and Antique Oak stain. The...
How great is this waterfall epoxy table from 14 year old woodworker Brayden Bishop of Bowling Green, KY??!!   "Just wrapped up one of the funnest projects I’ve done to date, this beautiful waterfall epoxy end table for my aunt. It’s made from solid maple and blue resin from Superclear Epoxy and has a steel frame that me and my dad welded together from 3/4 tubing. Finished with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat. All in all I think it turned out great for my first build like this...
"Beautiful modern farmhouse inspired 3 drawer plus 2 large cabinets dresser refinished in Blue Moon Milk Paint by General Finishes .Top has been sealed with High Performance satin topcoat for durability and protection." - Blue & White Living Home Decor    
"Believe it or not, these black beauties used to be a vanity!! After carefully separating them, I patched any of the nail holes from the center drawer piece, sanded them and painted them in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. After a good distressing I sealed them in GF High Performance Top Coat for protection. Lastly, I sanded down the original handles and sealed the natural wood tone of those. It was so gorgeous it didn't need stain!" - Upcycling by Amy    
"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...
"This table top is too good to cover up! Birds eye maple in the middle really gives it a fun design. This table was completely stripped and left natural to show off the pretty wood grains and sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat." - Flipping Unbelievable    

"Literally ANYONE can build this!! I purchased a 17.5" wood round from The Home Depot , those cute legs and angled mounting hardware off of Amazon.com, and VOILA! This adorable table was created. I sanded the legs and painted them in General Finishes Antique White, sanded the top and applied some extra pieces from Re·Design with Prima Folk ii transfer, and sealed the piece in a satin High Performance Topcoat." - Fin + Finished

"Sometimes you just have to strip it down to show off the natural beauty! This end table was sprayed with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Satin for durability. Let the beautiful wood grain show through." - Flipping Unbelievable   Compare all General Finishes topcoats here: https://generalfinishes.com/compare-all-topcoats
"This 70 year old, Mid Century Modern sideboard has been modernized. Our customer was so kind in insisting I refinish this family heirloom for her, so I wanted to make each detail perfect. I stripped it bare with both a furniture stripper and several steps in hand sanding. Once the piece was brought to bare wood, I stained it with General Finishes Antique Brown Water Based Stain and gave the wood four coats of General Finishes Satin Polyacrylic varnish. The drawers and cabinet doors are primed...
"Unique mid century tall dresser with the most amazing maple burl wood. Top and drawer fronts left natural and sealed with General Finishes High Performance water-based topcoat, sides and dividing pieces in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint."    
"We’ve finished them in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Brushable White Enamel, distressed and then sealed with High Performance Topcoat in a satin finish."        
Specially constructed, designed and donated to the Canadian Cancer Society for their Hope Blooms Daffodil Campaign in April 2021 This has been a true labour of love through countless hours of work put into the creation of this amazing bench! With many thanks to Prima Redesign for their beautiful “We Care” transfer that gave me the inspiration. A special thank you to Windsor Plywood PG for generously donating the wood and General Finishes milk paint & HPTC, my good friends Scott &...
"Finished in General Finishes China Blue with a beautiful Flat High Performance Top Coat and brass polished to the guild!" - Restoration Reserve    
"Ok after a long haul, we've given Miss Vera her wings to fly! She's about as classy of a lady as you'll find anywhere. Late 1800's Eastlake style Three Drawer Dresser- she would make an AMAZING coffee bar! AuNatural top stripped naked and finished in General Finishes Arm-R-Seal hand applied satin finish. Body has been refreshed in Perfect Gray Milk Paint, with a slight edge distress to highlight all those beautiful carvings, and sealed in HPTC flat finish. Satin Brass Cup pulls are an easy...
"I gave the chest at the foot of our bed a little "lift" with gorgeous turned bun feet from Osborne Wood Products, Inc.. Stain is General Finishes Antique Brown Water Based Wood Stain with Semi Gloss High Performance Topcoat." - Eight Hundred Furniture, LLC.    
"This piece definitely needed to be brightened up. The dark stain just made this piece so sad and drab.The top of the dresser and all the drawer faces were sanded down and that beautiful light pine started to shine. I didn’t want too much yellow so I clear coated all the sanded surfaces with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat. My hubby reminded me that it’s been awhile since I used that beautiful GF Tuscan Red so that made my decision. The exterior was hand painted and then accented with...
"I have come to realize cedar chests are like snowflakes, no two are alike. Each one is original and as special as the treasures tucked tightly inside.   I spent some time with this beauty the last couple weeks. Thank you, Linda for bringing her for a visit and entrusting her in my care. She just needed a light sand, some fresh stain and a poly treatment. General Finishes Candlelite Gel Stain and Semi-Gloss High Performance Top Coat restored her youthful glow." - Coat of Charms    
"Let's start at the top, because why not? A beautifully refinished wood top is a hope I have for each charm when we begin. It's a gem in a crown, a feather in a cap...a piece of history shining through. For Daphne, the path to restoration was clear: Sand away the crystalizing varnish to reveal that stunning grain. For the next step...choose that complementing color stain. I went with General Finishes Water Based Onyx to deepen the tone and leave black within the cavities of the trim. Finally I...
"Haven’t used a lot of red, but I sure love this Tuscan Red! Used Java Gel Stain on the top and High Performance water based topcoat in satin. Along with the mud cloth stencil, this turns this boring old cabinet into a boho focal point!" - Jess's Mess Designs    
After a good sanding, I primed the tables and painted them in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint. Finally, they were distressed, given new drawer pulls and sealed in GF High Performance Topcoat in Flat. " - Upcycling by Amy    
"This piece is GREEN with envy! This cabinet was my Granny and Gramps from my dad's side of the family aka my OWN family heirloom. It was in ROUGH shape from years of use. Missing veneer pieces, piece of the ornate feet had fallen off over the years and the top had multiple water rings. Lastly, the cabinet door was cracked and would no longer hold the screws in the hinges. It may have been in a sad state but it was DEFINITELY worth saving. I gave it a VERY good sanding and cleaning. Then I...