High Performance

"Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black (she's more black than she appears), lightly distressed, and sealed in GF High Performance Topcoat in satin followed by Flat Out Flat Topcoat, this piece is timeless." - Red Geranium Restorations    
"Not every roadside find turns out to be real wood and this is exactly what I encountered with these. Composite materials don’t stain well or consistently but I promised my client I would do my best to achieve the wood look he was after. I removed all the old paint, primed and then spray finished these bedside tables using General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint to resemble a rich espresso stain look. I sanded the tops out and then created a “faux” wood grain look. First time for...
"Gorgeous solid wood buffet. This piece was in amazing condition to begin with, so left a lot of it natural wood. Freshened it up with a coat of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and their High Performance Topcoat. And for the shell/body I used General Finishes Reverent Gray. The hardware was left original to the piece. It’s got a great mix of classic and modern." - Ray's Refurbishing    

This modern dresser has been freshly painted in Millstone and White for a dipped look. The dresser has been sealed with multiple layers of High Performance top coat for durability.

"My goal as of late has been to create timeless pieces that are going to ebb and flow with our ever changing styles. When I bought this piece I initially thought we might update with a little paint. But I really decided the grain patterning and hardware should just stand alone on its own and just BE everything. So we chemically stripped this babe and clear coated her in three coats of General Finishes High performance satin. Hand rubbed out all those pulls for a glorious neutral wood and brass...
"This adorable little piece wasn’t always so clean and pretty. It came to me with thick black paint. It also had a little something carved on the top. I sanded away all the old ugly black paint and brought this piece back to life with a fresh coat of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain on top along with their High Performance Topcoat. And for the body I used GF’s Perfect Gray Milk Paint. I gave it all new antique bronze hardware as well." - Ray's Refurbishing    
Morris of California from their Linear collection. Painted in...
"We’ve painted everything in General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint with satin High Performance Topcoat." - Goodwillhunting Lawson    
"This was a good 10 hours of scrapping and sanding to remove all the layers of paint on this one but I’m thrilled with the results. General Finishes products were used in this project: Antique walnut Gel stain and High Performance Topcoat in satin which was sprayed for a flawless finish." - Paint and Hammer    
"Bambooooooy-oh-boy you’re a beast! Holy cow. This vintage American of martinsville faux bamboo is insanely heavy. Heavy white oak trim and contesting natural oak body give this big lug one hefty stance. We decided he had enough going on with his design ascetics and textures- so we just stripped it down and clear coated in a beautiful General Finishes High Performance water based satin finish to avoid any ambering tones. It’s earthy… it’s boho…. It’s neutral…. It’s MCM and have i...
"Holy moly. When my neighbor called and said they had this old small hutch in their garage I was a little less than hopeful. All the details just screamed- I took this from granny’s house! Old Mahogany hutches are a dime a dozen but I figured maybe we could do a fun paint job or something to spruce it up…. But boy was I wrong!!! After removing the trim and decorative pieces, we stripped down bare to find ourselves some African Mahogany- which is one of my favorite woods known for its rich...
"The wood on these cedar chests not only look gorgeous but smell amazing! This piece was covered in a rough texture which I called “alligator finish”. I stripped everything off, and polished up the hardware using Bar Keepers Friend and then sealed the wood with General Finishes High Performance water based Topcoat." - Flipping Unbelievable    
"This beautiful Vintage Dixie had some fantastic textures on the drawers and some fabulous hardware…. Yet you couldn’t even tell because it all just blended together. We stripped the entire body down revealing a blend of natural fruitwoods with some amazing tone variations. Drawers simply understated in General Finishes Queenstown grey and flat High Performance Topcoat. Body stripped and sealed in our favorite hand applied GF Arm-R-seal. Polished brass original hardware is the perfect...
"4’ round curly maple dining table. Spider base legs. Finished in High Performance satin water based topcoat by General Finishes." - A Squared Furnishings    
This 9 Drawer Dresser has been refinished in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint with High Performance Topcoat.    
"This circa 1960 Bassett Gala dresser has the best bones but needed a fresh finish. To achieve this look we did a full strip with Klean Strip Premium Stripper, followed with a light sand in 220 grit to even the natural color. Made a wash with 1 tbsp General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Stain and 1 cup of water. Mixed and brushed on, wiped back excess. Sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in Flat." - Saved By Design    
"Circa 1950, this classic nightstand pair was once a traditional desk. The custom deep green finish complimented by the rich antique brown top is the epitome of English Country House design. • General Finishes Emerald and Dark Chocolate 50/50 mix, High Performance Top Coat in Flat, Antique Oak Water Based Stain over Mahogany wood. • Hepplewhite pulls from Amazon" - Saved By Design    
"Love a sleek desk? One that you can float in the middle of a room and it looks pretty from every angle? This one’s for you then. General Finishes Lamp Black & High Performance Topcoat in Gloss" - Blush Vintage    
"This piece was damaged in my clients last move by the movers. The leg was cracked, and splitting from the back on the base to the front. We made the decision to cut part of the legs off, and build a custom base.Repaired the damage, used some good old bondo and you would never known it was man handled by the movers.  We changed out the hardware, filled the holes, primed, and painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray. Followed with my favorite topcoat, GF High Performance flat." - Revived...
"Our project is complete!! We could not be happier with our kitchen cabinet makeover. We used all our General Finishes products. GF Milk Paint in the colour Reverent Gray and GF High Performance Topcoat in the flat finish to protect. What a difference it makes!" - The Birch Tree    
"Coined in the 1940s, English Country House design is popular as ever as this new century progresses.   It's simple and casual style carries an elegance that one can actually feel at home in and it doesn't take itself too seriously. A mix of antique and vintage furnishings, patterned textiles, rugs, table lamps, flowers, a pinch of modern accessories and the classic hunting artwork - the more the better really. It embraces wear and tear, and it's the furthest thing from minimalism...
"I've been enthralled with European Country interior design lately. Perhaps because it embodies everything I love about design but allows you to have elegance while maintaining casual comfort. It makes a room easy to love.   This vintage Hepplewhite dresser is petite but bold with it's convex top drawer and fluted detail. Classic in its custom French Country blue with a gray undertone. To create this look we used General Finishes custom mix using Basil, Coastal Blue and Queenstown Gray...
"Refresh on a dining room table top is all done! Stained in a custom mix of General Finishes Antique Oak and Black Cherry (60/40) Water Based Stain and top coated in GF High Performance Topcoat for protection. Its back to looking brand new!" - Twin Grove Design  
DCS4HF (32" scale) - Tobias Caspar Hybrid Buckeye Burl (or possibly Chestnut?) top - Roasted Swamp Ash body - Roasted Flame Maple / Purpleheart neck - Kimball Hardwoods Roasted Birdseye Maple fretboard w/ custom inlay - Dual color illuminated side dots - Kent Armstrong DC pickups - Aguilar amp OBP3 preamp - hip shot products bridge & headpiece - thg knobs custom matching knobs - daddarioandco XL nickel strings - jim dunlop usa strap locks - graphtech guitar labs Black Tusq®...
"We just love when we get rare vintage pieces into the shop. This original Broyhill Premier buffet from the Saga series came into the shop last week, and we knew there was no other option than to completely restore it back to its original condition. Some pieces just aren’t meant to be painted! It was stripped down before being restored with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. The original hardware was refinished to give it that classic Saga series walnut/gold look. Everything was then...
"Before & After. Painted in General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and sealed with High Performance Topcoat Satin." - Weathered Edge Furniture, LLC.    
"Fresh out of the shop is this stunning and unique Mid Century Modern dresser set. Made in the 1960’s, this set has been restored to look like it did when it was first manufactured 60 years ago. We started by stripping down the original walnut finish. We then stained everything with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. To make sure it kept that gorgeous finish for years to come, we then gave it multiple coats of General Finishes High Performance Top Coat." - First State Vintage    
General Finishes Gel Stain vent hood makeover by BricksnBlooms.    
DCS5 (Med Scale) - Golden Camphor Burl top / headplate - Honduran Mahogany core w/Purpleheart accent - Maple / Purpleheart / Wenge neck - Purpleheart fretboard w/ Golden Camphor block inlays - Purpleheart backplates - Illuminated side dots - bartolinipups P252J pickups w/ series-single-parallel - bartolinipups NTMB+ pre - hipshotproducts hardware - thgknobs Purpleheart knobs - graphtechguitarlabs Black Tusq® nut - daddarioandco XL nickel strings - jimdunlopusa recessed Strap...
"Process~ Chemically strip and rinse with lacquer thinner. Sand with 150, vacuum and then 220, vacuum. Wipe down with 50/50 denatured alcohol & water to pop the grain. Sand with 320 orbital and 220 sanding pad where needed, vacuum. Apply General Finishes Gel Stain in Candlelite. Coat of dewaxed shellac. Sand with 220 sanding pad, vacuum. Coat of GF’s High Performance Topcoat in gloss. Sand with 220 sanding pad, vacuum. Final coat of GF’s HPTC in flat. Hardware~ boil vinegar and then soak...
"Trust me when I say this old Victorian era rocker had seen better days. The wicker was unraveling in areas, it looked as if a dog chewed the rockers. The fabric on the spring loaded cushion was hideous. The old white paint was dingy and dirty and chipping off. It was a hot mess. Do I have a before photo? No. No I do not. You have to take my word, it was a hot mess!  I patched the dog chews, glued the unraveling. Reupholstered the seat and painted it in Lamp Black by General Finishes and...

Original Roos Cedar Chest on casters. Painted in...

"This antique table consists of 4 leafs and 5 legs! And she is HEAVY! Stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed with High Performance Top Coat Satin." - Weathered Edge Furniture, LLC.    
"The fluting, The deep rich color, The brass hardware. This one has it all! Started pulling off all those 80’s details. Behind that bulky trim was very simplistic curved sides, but a mismatched front. That’s when I decided to have a base made that would mimic the sides and create a more cohesive look. I also was not fond of the trim detail under the top drawer; but when I removed it there was about an 1/8” gap! That’s when my wheels started turning and I immediately thought of fluting! A style...

"This Dixie nine drawer dresser turned out so pretty! She was kinda raggedy before with a very tired finish. No structural issues, just a ton of nicks and gouges. This gorgeous blue is a custom mix of two parts China Blue and one part Perfect Gray from General Finishes. It’s not as purple as a periwinkle, not as navy as navy and not as gray as a blue gray. It’s just a lovely blue. I was inspired to create this color by a blue in one of my drawer liners. I was so excited to use the color and...

"I’m slowly coming around to black. Someone once told me that interior designers say that every room should have some black in it. Which is interesting to me because I always think every room should have some pink in it. Soooo, clearly I’m no interior designer. But I digress… This Empire style beauty was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black with delicate distressing. Then, two coats of GF High Performance Topcoat in Gloss toned with GF’s water based Ebony stain for more depth. And a final...
"Solid mahogany wood buffet. All I can say is WOW!! This piece is absolutely stunning. I sanded down all the doors, drawers and the top to reveal the gorgeous wood with a little accent piece around all the edges. Gave it all a fresh new coat of Antique Walnut Gel Stain a few coats of High Performance Topcoat. For the body I chose General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint." - Ray's Refurbishing    
"Design for the present, with an awareness of the past.   The previous generations of craftsmen had timeless taste. Color and finish trends come and go, but some designs stand the test of time. This Hepplewhite dresser is one of them. Circa 1940 this piece was modeled after the original designs of English cabinet maker George Hepplewhite from the 18th century. It has an elegant serpentine front along with the lesser found serpentine sides on the top. True to it's English roots, we chose...

Robin's Nest, 101 W Main St, Springfield, NE

"This custom desk is giving me ALL the deep blue moody vibes. After a super thorough sanding and cleaning we realized it was super tippy because two legs were longer than the others so I corrected that problem with even more sanding. Gorgeous color of General Finishes Blue moon and sealed in General Finishes High Performance Topcoat." Upcycling by Amy    
"Dixie dresser in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint and top sanded to natural wood, bleached and sealed with GF High Performance Topcoat. Brass handles are the final touch to make this bright and elegant." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0    
DC5 - 35" scale - Buckeye Burl top / headplate - Spanish Cedar body - Maple / Wenge neck - Macassar Ebony fretboard w/ Buckeye block inlays - Hip shotp roducts hardware - Fishman Fluence Mike Inez Signature pickups / electronics - Graphtech guitarl abs Black Tusq® nut - Daddarioandco XL nickel strings - Jim Dunlop usa recessed strap locks - General Finishes High Performance Poly finish
"Something a little different…a Century dresser that has been bleached and weathered, then sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat. All new hardware add just a touch of gold and sophistication to this high end piece." - Just a Touch of Paint 2.0    
The tops are textured harlequin. General Finishes Lamp Black, Pitch Black Glaze and High Performance Topcoat with Rustoleum Metallic Accents in Classic Bronze.

"There are few things I love more (furniture-wise) than Vermont solid maple, and this blonde beauty is no exception! This three-drawer dresser was sanded down to natural wood and sealed with General Finishes High Performance topcoat (satin). I removed the clunky bottom piece, sawed off a few inches and added new legs and knobs."

These end tables were very dated and the orange finish was failing. If you remember from a post a few days ago, I ended up removing the entire finish down to bare wood. We also added a plain piece of trim to cover the detail work that was on the front to make them more modern and up to date. I started the refinishing with two coats of shellac to seal the wood and block the wood tannins from coming through my finish. I still wasn’t sure what direction I was going with these tables but because...

"A LOT of sanding later and a custom paint mix starting with...

"This dining room set is barely recognizable after its new makeover! Better yet, the bench that didn’t match before looks like it belongs as part of the set!Painted in Queenstown Gray by General Finishes and the top stripped and stained in Whitewash.Everything was sprayed with High Performance Topcoat for durability." - Flipping Unbelievable    
"Navy Thomasville Faux Bamboo. Knocked something off of my bucket list! I’ve always wanted to do a bamboo piece but they are so hard to find in my area! Gotta love the finish of General Finishes High performance Satin . Some day I’ll have to do a high gloss bamboo piece! Paint: General Finishes Coastal Blue Milk Paint." - Refined By Ash    
"Lots of experimenting… from wood bleach to white stain to brown stain to Clorox bleach and lots of sanding… finally settled on leaving it as raw wood, sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat."