Oil Based Wood Stain

"This was stained with General Finishes American Walnut then got a light coat of Black Gel Stain- I say light because I was impatient and didn't wait the recommended time & my first coat of Arm-R-Seal took quite a bit of the black off. The tops then got 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal Satin, my favorite topcoat!" - Flipping Fabulous      

This project is a combination of a tile top table and a portable coaster.  The tile was custom made at a local pottery shop.  The table was inspired by the splay-legged table by Garrett Hack.  The top and aprons are natural cherry. The legs are stained cherry.  General Finishes products were used to complete the project.  The wood conditioner and stain were straightforward and easy to use.  For the topcoat I found applying the finish with a foam brush and wiping the excess off with a cloth...

This Ginkgo Biloba inspired bureau was build around contrasts: matt & shine, dark & bright, classic & modern. 

I've chosen black and dark shades of greys as a canvas for sparkling copper accents. I used copper leafs and some metallic paint to achieve the look. 

I love leaving the best parts of the original woodwork so i left old intarsia around the edges and i refreshed the top of the piece by applying general finishes maple woodstain.

Ginkgo biloba leafs...

Old chair was sanded and stained with GF Candlelight oil based wood stain and painted gold.Finished w/ GF satin top coat.

 

Winner - Runner Up in Dye Stain Category of 2017 GF Design Challenge

The top is stained with General Finishes Danish Teak after using GF Wood Conditioner, & sealed with GF Arm-R-Seal.

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Pro Upcycled Furniture

"This little beauty needed a lot of work but had great bones. The veneer on top was cracked and needed to be removed. The two cabinet doors  were cracked as well so new ones were custom made and trim added to the front. She was given a good sanding and cleaning and then stained with GF Salem from top to bottom. She was then painted with GF Lamp Black on the body. I added a coat of gel stain in Antique Walnut to the top to add...

"It's 5 o'clock somewhere. Here is our new porch bar built out of ash. It is completed in GF Antique White mixed with a touch of Queenstown Gray. The top is done in GF Oil Spiced Walnut and the whole piece including the stools are top coated with GF Exterior 450 in semi gloss." - Pops Restorations    
Amazing little planked side table by Angela of Number Fifty-Three!   Angela says, "I mixed my two favorite General Finishes paints, Antique White and Patina Green and came up with the most gorgeous aqua. (I mixed approximately one half cup white with two teaspoons green.) Isn't it the most perfect cottage/farmhouse color!?! In all the years that I have used GF products I have always stuck to their gel stain. I've totally missed out! This piece was finished in their Spiced Walnut Liquid...
This fabulous Antique Jacobean dining set was refinished by Rehab to Fab. The table top is a mix of General Finishes Light Oak & Spiced Walnut Oil Based Stain was used to achieve the color & 5 coats of GF's Arm-r-Seal.    
"Candlelight (liquid oil based) stain to the rescue on this antique drop leaf table. My client had it 'restored' and the water and heat damage was still visible. General Finishes products to the rescue!" - Amy of High Style Restyle   See all the details of this project at http://www.highstylerestyle.com/blog/how-to-restore-an-antique-dropleaf-...    
"I picked up a bunch of these chairs from an old church in Denver. They are original to the church which was built in 1920's. I sanded this set, used 50/50 Shellac/D-Natured Alcohol conditioner. I then stained them in General Finishes 'Spiced Walnut'(liquid oil based stain). I did two coats and waited 24 hrs between coats. Some areas wouldn't take the stain so I dry brushed some GF gel stain in Java in those areas. It magically blended it all together. Sealed with GF's Arm-R-Seal." - Rehab to...
"This table had been previously stripped (you can see the old paint underneath) The top needed a coat of stain and top coat. I could have painted it but sometimes you just need listen to the piece. So I cleaned it really well, lightly buffed with fine sand paper and added a coat of General Finishes Light Oak Oil Based Wood Stain. A couple coats of Arm-R-Seal & its look beautiful again." - Rehab to Fab
Rehab to Fab says, "This solid oak chest screamed make me new again. I painted the the frame with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in 'Curio' & the inside, top, backsplash, drawer fronts & side slats got a good soaking of tinted Hemp Oil. Tinted with General Finishes Oil Based Spiced Walnut stain. Distressed Antique Bronze Bin pulls finish the piece off. I wanted to keep it more original & not cover it completely with paint."
We can't get over this custom built Midcentury-style coffee table finished with our Danish Teak Liquid Oil-Based Wood Stain by David Velazquez! Which stain should you choose? Learn the differences between our Wood Stains and Dyes here: http://bit.ly/1vtZolo

Larry Webb has created the bench portion a beautiful built-in cubby. The bench base was painted in GF's Antique White Milk Paint and the top was stained with GF's Spiced Walnut Liquid Oil Based Wood Stain.
 

Artist's Note:
All stains must be sealed with top coat. We recommend sealing GF's Liquid Oil Based Stains with Arm-R-Seal.

Milk Paint is durable as a stand-alone finish on low to medium-wear surfaces. If you are working with a high-use surface like kitchen...

A lot of love and hard work went into this gorgeous antique chest transformation by Larry of Pops Restorations! Larry used Spiced Walnut Oil-Based Wood Stain and sealed this beauty with High Performance Top Coat in Satin. See the full transformation here: http://bit.ly/16JjOPL. You can find your favorite GF products at Woodcraft, RockIer Woodworking stores or Wood Essence in Canada. You can also use your zip code to find a retailer near you at...

Check out this beautiful bedroom set refinished in Linen Milk Paint and Antique Cherry Wood Stain by Jane of Morning Dew Creations! Says Jane, "Love love love your paint! I use it almost exclusively." Learn how to apply General Finishes Milk Paint in this video! http://bit.ly/1xCLHkp

This spectacular wall decoration was created from scratch by Kneeland Designs, and brought to life with a mixture of about 20 different General Finishes products! To start off, they applied water based conditioner and the oil based conditioner to the appropriate sections of the piece. Sun: Combination of General Finishes Empire Red, Amber, Orange and Yellow Dye Stains. Each was layered on the other to achieve a more complex color. Rock: Stained with GF's Pecan, American Walnut and Spiced...

Before and after pictures courtesy of Connie of Renaissance Lady. This antique Tiger Oak desk was beautifully refinished using General Finishes Candlelite Gel Stain and top coated with waterbased High Performance in Satin."

This pedestal table makeover comes from High Style Restyle. The table was stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and then sealed with water based High Performance Topcoat. "Antique Walnut gel stain was the PERFECT finish for this solid walnut table."High Style Restyle is located in Dallas Texas. Stop by if you're in the area! Or check out their facebook page,https://www.facebook...

This stunning staircase was stained in GF's Espresso Water Based Wood Stain and sealed with Enduro-Var Top Coat.