"Sometimes you have to look beyond the "what is" and see the "what can be"... The before and after simply speaks for itself  There were a MILLION little nail holes and exposed sunken screw heads in its construction...which all had to have 2 rounds of filling and sanding. Because this is knotty pine...2 full coats of primer before 2 coats of finish and sealer. General Finishes Linen and High Performance flat finish sealer. The botanical paper backing, addition of petite beaded trim and...
"Antique Oak Harlequin table. My initial plan for this OLD piece was to strip down and do a natural paint wash. Unfortunately years of being used as a plant stand took its toll. If you don't know... water causes black staining to oak. Because of the grain it's impossible to reverse. So... Plan B. It had to be unique and a little piece of art. Now finished in General Finishes Linen and Lamp Black Milk Paint. I've given a time worn Harlequin pattern to the top and an antique wash to give a...
"This handsome fellow went home just in time for Mother’s Day!! I refinished this beautiful dresser for the Haneman family. An absolute joy to work with. Their grandfather built the dresser many years ago. We gave it a refresh for the next generations to enjoy. His body is painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray and sealed to last. The drawers were sanded down and white washed with General Finishes Linen and a modern stencil to update his look. New brass to finish his make over. I think it...
Before and After General Finishes Linen Milk Paint     
"I'm thrilled to share this beautiful Demi Lune hallway chest I recently crafted for a valued return client. She chose the exquisite shade Linen by General Finishes and I must say, it's a perfect match for this timeless piece. This elegant addition is set to grace their brand-new home, and I couldn't be happier for them. Being entrusted with the task of refinishing several pieces for their new space is truly an honor." - The Picket Fence of Celina, TX   s. 
"When first eyeing this beaut, I had no idea what the plan was. She is old and was definitely begging for a makeover. I looked her over and thought she might be an "easy-sand", and if so, a wood "wash" with General Finishes Linen would be perfect. Luckily, this project went according to plan. She has been made new again and is ready to live on with her new, sophisticated look. Her drawers have been lined with a linen fabric and she features white marbled knobs. I say this often, but once...
"I’m digging the neutral tones in this one. I really wanted to update the legs. The skirting is solid oak, so instead of adding legs, I had the husband square them off for a more modern look. I love how it turned out.   I used all General Finishes product. I started out with 2 coats of Linen and then sanded and distressed. I made a custom glaze using High Performance Topcoat + Walnut and Onyx Water Based Stains for a deep brown." - ReFabulous Finds by Christina    
Custom mix of General Finishes Antique White + Linen Milk Paint for a perfect creamy white.    
"This beautiful breakfront cabinet’s exterior has been spray-finished in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint, with a peekaboo pop of colour on the interior in GF Persian Blue." - Paint and Hammer    
"Primitive Style Red Oak Buffet Given New Life!! Painted in Linen by General Finishes. Top & Drawer Pulls Painted in Restoration Bronze Mélange Artisan Mineral Paints." - Palmetto ReLoved  
Bedroom set spray finished in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint.    
"French Provincial pieces by Drexel primed and then painted in Linen by General Finishes. Tops were sanded down and then stained in General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed in Arm R Seal Satin. A classic and clean look that really turned out great!" - Twin Grove Design    
"I had so much fun creating this piece using an old hutch top. General Finishes in Linen on the body and Antique Oak Water Based Stain on all the new wood components. Tons of storage and beautiful…perfect for any room." - Blu Soul Design    
"I love a good mix of paint and wood on a mid century. I used General Finishes Linen on the drawers and a paint wash of Linen on the body as well." - Finn+Bo    
Indian furniture inspires me a lot. My quest for genuine cracks and chips has almost become an obsession.    I used milk paints from...
"Good golly Miss Molly! This drexel credenza is pure perfection! Painted in General Finishes “Linen”, a beautiful off white. All the mid century boho vibes on this one!" - Happy Valley Restorations    
"Painted in General Finishes Linen with dark walnut legs, this piece is timeless.." - Katie + Company Home    
"Another beautiful custom finish. Our client chose General Finishes Linen for the base and a custom carrara epoxy top." - Painted Pieces    
Absolute stunner in General Finishes Millstone, Linen & Basil Milk Paint as well as Burnished Pearl Effects.     
"I don't do as much furniture these days but look at this before and after I finished this week!! It's painted in a mix of General Finishes Alabaster & Linen and glazed in Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects." - Helen Nichole Designs    
"Super adorable farmhouse chic vintage hutch! I just love the European cottage vibe this look gives! So much labor and love went into creating this special look. The doors and top were stripped to bare wood and toned with Varathane antique white stain/poly. This beautiful very soft duck egg blue is a custom blend with GF Milk Paint (Persian Blue/Linen/Millstone) Upper in Dixie Belle Silk Mineral in Endless Shore (antique white) inside doors in burlap. New porcelain white knobs finish the look...

"Coffee table going home today with a fresh and modern new look, painted in ...

"Life is too short not to redecorate. General Finishes Linen Milk Paint, Antique Walnut Gel Stain and Winter White Glaze Effects and Annie Sloan Antique Gold gilding wax." - Becca Doing Things    
Before & After kitchen cabinets in General Finishes Linen water based Milk Paint!   
"The before and after on this one is exactly what our client said, Wow! We used General Finishes Linen Milk paint and Winter White Glaze to brighten up this custom piece " - Painted Pieces    
"Totally craving a latte and some dark chocolate when i look at this combo of General Finishes Linen Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain! This big triple dresser got a desperately needed fresh look with new modern hardware. I told my client at first that I was hesitant to refinish the veneer top because of some damage to it, but I’m so glad she asked me twice! I got over my fear of sanding veneer for fear of burning through it down to the MDF and it did NOT disappoint! So glad i did it! Look at...
"We used General Finishes Linen, Driftwood and Antique White layered with dry brushing and a salt wash finish. I had inspiration from a combination of French cottage and primitive styles. It's so simple but I love it!" - Saved By Design    
"These absolutely adorable Provincial child's chairs are the best things my eyes have fallen in love with! Everything about them is just pure! They needed a lot of work, so I refinished them without compromising all their natural character in a perfect deep creamy white (GF Linen Milk Paint) and new upholstered seats!" - Heavenly Chic Refinishing    
"This mid century modern dresser needed a little update from the orange-y stain it had before. After a good sanding, I primed it and painted it in General Finishes Linen on the outside and Snow White on the drawer fronts. I also chose to keep it really mono chromatic with new white ceramic knobs from D. Lawless Hardware!!     
"I chose General Finishes “Linen”, it’s a creamer shade of white. The beautiful top was stained in “Espresso” and all the original hardware was cleaned and put back on." - Wooden Soldier Furniture  
"This fun little cabinet is so versatile! Painted in General Finishes Linen, a color that I always forget how much I love, is the perfect distressed accent to the weathered backing." - Flipping Fabulous   Check out GF's full video library for product overview and how-to videos at
"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    
Beautiful dresser in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint and IOD - Iron Orchid Designs.    
"This table has been MONTHS in the making.... I think this client will be absolutely THRILLED that we waited for a solid table with the perfect details for her new home!   "This traditional Paw foot Oak round table has beautiful pressed designs all along the apron... and since she KNEW she wanted a creamy tone with glaze- things just just fell into place when this came to the shop!   Finished in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint with an aged glaze and Matte Finish, the top is...
Dramatic kitchen cabinet makeover with General Finishes Linen and Basil Milk Paint.    
Loving the classic look of these stools in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint     
"Remember this silver painted buffet we showed you a few weeks ago…well, we restyled and refreshed the buffet into a classic look using General Finishes Linen Milk Paint and General Finishes Java Gel Stain. SOLD within 2 hours of posting on-line!!" - The Shabby Chicas    
"These French provincial side tables were given a makeover with General Finishes Linen and the hardware was shined up. These are the ones I offered for customization a couple weeks back and a client scooped them up."   

White Milk Paint side by side comparison

"This amazing dresser has gotten quite the transformation! The stunning book-matched top has been stain in General Finishes Light Brown Dye stain to emphasize the amazing grain. The body has been hand painted in General Finishes Linen and Antique White milk paint with an antique glaze finish. Original hardware are the perfect compliment to this beautifully aged piece." 

 General Finishes Antique White and Linen Milk Paint   

"This solid pine storage bench has been completely transformed from its old boring past and now its future is looking bright!I knew right away I wanted to add a cushion so first I found the fabric and then picked the colors. I started with General Finishes Milk Paint in Linen then added the grain sack stripes in Key West Blue and finished with this beautiful grains stencil in Coastal Blue. The blues matched the fabric exactly and just tied it all together so nicely!" 

Comparison GF's White Milk Paint

Left to Righ (darkest to lightest): Millstone, Linen, Antique White, Alabaster (50/50 Antique White/Snow White) & Snow White



This piece has been painted in General Finishes linen and then glazed in their van dyke brown glaze. The top has been planked, stained, and sealed to protect. There is one drawer which slides well, and one shelf for additional storage. A hole has been precut out of the backing for wiring. This is a super cute, solid piece that would work great for your TV. 

Incredible, one of a kind, full-color commode. Layers Painted with General Finishes milk paints, applied one by one in the following colors: Coastal Blue, Halcyon Blue, Klein Blue, Persimmon, Sunglow, Coral Crush, Linen. The rust effect is the color of Pearl Effects, Tawny. Handles adapted from the old dresser.


"Coffee anyone? Coffee table that is ☕! Painted in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint and the top stained in Antique Walnut with a second coat of Java. Same with the knobs as well and sealed in a flat top coat." - Upcycling by Amy

"Petite bow front mahogany Duncan Phyfe style buffet with a French farmhouse touch. Refinished in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint, sealed and topped off with IOD - Iron Orchid Designs Brigette Wide supplied by Roz at New Old Finds. Original drawer pulls and rebuilt farmhouse top in a custom mix stain of dark walnut and ebony." - Southern Fried Thriftique, LLC

A 50/50 blend of General Finishes Linen and General Finishes Holiday Red, then I wet blended with Linen applying both the mix and the linen with the same brush.  The 50/50 blend was then placed in a water bottle with a 60/40 water to paint ratio, and I sprayed starting at the top of the dresser for some cool weathering and a drippy effect. General Finishes Driftwood was used for the top, I then sealed everything with with High Performance Topcoat in satin.  The IOD Transfer was applied, then...

"Check out this beautiful farmhouse style dresser we refinished for a customer!!!! We painted this in General Finishes Linen Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and sealed in satin top coat then we painted the top in Dark Chocolate Milk Paint and sealed with semi-gloss top coat!!!!" - NB.Restorations

"Beautiful entertainment center up for grabs. This has been painted in Linen by General Finishes and glazed in their Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. This used to be a dresser but all the drawers have been removed, shelves have been added, and it’s sealed to protect." - Re-Luv'd Furniture