"What to do with an empty nook? Add built-ins! The customer provided this unfinished oak cabinets and we did the shelving. Stained General Finishes Onyx Water Based Stain and the countertop piece was left natural. A great mix of materials and colors makes this a one of kind piece!" - Reclaimed Michigan of Waterford Township, MI
"This is why I love my job. My client brought this to me because it was her grandfather’s toolbox. It was old and worn, and even still had some tools in it! But she wanted to keep it for sentimental purposes. I gave this piece a good scrub, removed the tool compartments on the inside, and stripped and then stained in Onyx Water Based Stain by General Finishes and **NEW ** Dead Flat for protection. It was given a new life and I’m glad my client kept it!"
"This cabinet features 12 individual drawers made out of solid wood. It was handmade by someone a long time ago, and I have been hoarding it in my storage unit for years as it patiently waited to be refinished. I stripped the existing finish, stained it using General Finishes Onyx Water Based Stain, then sprayed Dead Flat for durability." - Flipping Unbelievable
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"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
"This gorgeous custom dining table is headed to its forever home. Top: Reclaimed Million Mile Oak finished with Onyx Water Base Stain from General Finishes. Base: Metal X frame base w/ beam." - Lake County Barnwood
Beautiful Dixie Bell In The Navy. Top was refinished in General Finishes Onyx Stain. We popped the original knobs back on, they were gorgeous "as is". Loving the final look!!
Top was sanded and stained in...
"It’s very common for my clients to want their existing table refinished, but to the same color it was before “but in new condition”. I still do the same pre work, clean and then strip but then I do my best to color match usually with mixing stains together. This was done in a mix of General Finishes Onyx and Walnut Water Based Stain. The table looks like it did when they first bought it!" - Flipping Unbelievable
Created with General Finishes water based dye stains in Pewter & Blue and Water Based Stain in Onyx & Walnut.
Another client owned stained piece, but this one was hand built by my client years ago! I love hearing stories of clients and how their furniture was made, that they originally used it for storing records and still use it for that purpose today!
Stain Color: Onyx by General Finishes
"This beautiful dresser and table have been given a new refreshed look and will be heading back home. Refinished with Fusion Mineral Paint Casement and General Finishes Onyx Water Stain with Arm-R-Seal Satin." - Just By Happenstance
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"Meet Roger D...yes, a nod to The Who. He's classic with a twist! The blue and gray in Joe's new rug gave us the color inspiration for this groovy blend and everything came together beautifully.
I started at the base with Dixie Belle Paint Company Midnight Sky, faded to Antebellum Blue and capped it with Hurricane Gray. The drawers and top have been re-stained with General Finishes Onyx Water Based Stain and still sport that gorgeous woodgrain. New hairpin legs and wavy raised-stencil accent...
"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...
GF Onyx water based stain with extender and GF satin topcoat. Sprayed with 2 coats of stain (did not wipe off) and 2 coats of topcoat. Perfectly even coverage and grain shows nicely.
Followed the GF prep; clean clean clean, light sanding. No finish removal.
Custom Mixes of Water Based Stain
"The chairs were stripped and stained using General Finishes Onyx water based stain and then sealed with High Performance topcoat. The seats were recovered with a fun circular pattern fabric that the client picked out."
Introducing 9 new GF Water Based Wood Stain colors
NEW Onyx Water Based Wood Stain from General Finishes, introduced April 2019.
All NEW Water Based Wood Stain color, Onyx!