"I have never been a fan of orange but this little dresser stole my heart! Hand painted in General Finishes Persimmon Milk Paint & sealed with High Performance Top Coat in flat. We replaced all of the hardware and without any distressing, the hardware really stands out." - Don't Stress, Distress,LLC Furniture & Home Decor    
During this holiday season, get inspired by colors from the kitchen! Spread seasonal happiness throughout your home by using General Finishes Water Based Paints. General Finishes has the perfect color and shade for any occasion. Colors featured in this palette are as follows (left to right):⠀

•Custom Mix: 2 Parts Harvest Yellow Milk Paint,1 part Antique White Milk Paint and 4 Parts Snow White Milk Paint

•Custom Mix: 1 Part Persimmon Milk Paint and 20 Parts Sunglow Milk...

Welcome fall into your home with General Finishes Persimmon Milk Paint! Persimmon is a warm, earthy color with tones of red, orange, and brown that work together to reflect happy, energetic vibes throughout your home. We invite you to give it a try this season! 

Color Mix Recipes top to bottom:

1 part Persimmon + 10 parts Snow White

1 part Persimmon + 4 parts Snow White

1 part Persimmon + 1 part Snow White

4 parts Persimmon + 1 part Snow White


"A custom blend of Coral Crush, Persimmon and Brick Red ... how stunning is this color, y'all!! Just revived this pair of oversized nightstands for an exceptional customer to match a vibrant hue in her duvet cover!" - Southern Revival by Christin    

"We converted this gorgeous buffet to an entertainment console. Drawers were reconfigured and adjustable shelving added for maximum storage. Finished in General Finishes Persimmon with General Finishes Van Dyke Brown and Pitch Black Glaze The top is stained with Antique Walnut Gel Stain.  The entire piece is protected with GF High Performance Top Coat in Satin. The original hardware was not able to be reused, but you would never know the new was not an originally a set. It was glazed with...

Vintage meets modern once again thanks to Katie & Co. Furniture Restorations! This lovely accent piece was painted in Persimmon GF Milk Paint.

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Professional Upcycled Furniture

"I was really happy to find this two-piece bedroom set on Craigslist. So often the night stand and dresser have parted ways so it's always a plus to find the pair still together. The set checked off my usual criteria when selecting furniture for a redo...dove tail drawer construction, dust liners between drawer layers, and a solid build. And extra credit for super cute hardware!

After a thorough sanding, I used...

Dionne of Turquoise Iris blows us away once more with this gorgeous dresser! Painted in layers of Key West Blue and Midnight Blue Chalk Style Paint, and Persimmon Milk Paint.

Be sure to see more riveting pieces finished by Dionne at her blogspot at


**General Finishes Chalk Style Paint has been discontinued. Replace with Key West Blue Milk Paint and Coastal Blue...

This buffet by The Turquoise Iris is absolutely stunning in GF Patina Green and Persimmon Milk Paint.    
We are absolutely in love with this hutch from The Turquoise Iris! It was painted with GF Klein Blue, Patina Green, Persimmon and Somerset Gold. Such a great color combo!    
"I wanted to share this furniture makeover I did using General Finishes paint!! This is Persimmon, Somerset Gold and Patina Green blended together for a time worn and authentic aged look. The gorgeous paper is from Spoonflower. See more on my blog or" - Dionne of The Turquoise Iris    

Dionne of The Turquoise Iris washed in with this colorful coastal piece! So thrilling to see distressing and Milk Paint combined to create such a swimming beauty such as this!

"I used General Finishes Milk Paint products for this piece. This blue covered so easily... only one coat for the fella. I used Klein Blue, Persimmon and Patina Green to create this layered look. The hardware is perfect for this rustic boho look I created with the distressed painted finish!"

To learn...

Oh, the possibilities with Milk Paint! Jenny of Rustic Roots shares an amazing steer painting with General Finishes.

She explains, "Amie Postman with Art To Feed used Persimmon, Persian Blue, Queenstown Gray and Antique White Milk Paint to get all these color! Her paintings are in Rustic Roots!"

Find your favorite GF products at Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, orWood Essence and Lee Valley in Canada. You can also purchase GF products from any of the 31 Illinois JC Licht locations...

Check out this lovely projects to one of Consign & Design's customers! This outdoor swing was painted in Persimmon Milk Paint and Java Gel Stain! What a wonderful anniversay gift!

Find your favorite GF products at Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, orWood Essence and Lee Valley in Canada. You can also purchase GF products from any of the 31 Illinois JC Licht locations.  NOTE: Woodcraft stores carry all of GF’s retail and professional line EXCEPT Chalk Style Paint. You can also use your...

Fun and bright dresser painted with General Finishes Persimmon Milk Paint. 

Rustic Roots choose GF Persimmon Milk Paint for a fun pop of color!   Visit Rustic Roots at 116 N Center St. Turlock, CA to purchase GF products.  
"Need a little color in your life? Have a drab corner that needs to be fab?! Well then boy do I have the side table for you! This coral cutie has been painted in a custom mixed shade of General Finishes Milk Paint. Both the table color and drawer color were my own custom color creations. You know I just can't leave well enough alone...I couldn't stop myself from mixing up the exact colors I had in my head for this one. GF Milk Paint gives such a smooth finish. The pop of purple and floral paper...
Rustic Roots went bold and bright with the GF Persimmon Milk Paint dresser! GF Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects was applied for a little extra touch.

"This early 1900's dresser was completely restored and reloved in beautiful GF Persimmon with a GF Espresso Water Based Stained top. I think it's my new favorite spring color." - Repurposed Love by Rhonda Donnelly

"Love GF & this amazing color! Persimmon Milk Paint with Van Dyke Brown Glaze and HP Topcoat in Satin. Top is Antique Walnut Gel Stain also with HP Topcoat in Satin." - Staci from TenZero8 Studio

Sometimes you just have to GO BOLD! This cute little vintage cart and stool were ReBlessed in General Finishes colors, Brick Red, Persimmon, Lime Green, and Sunglow Yellow. All were given a protective coat of High Performance in Satin. These items will be making their new home in a customers bright & beautiful kitchen! - Reblessed, LLC_
Spice up your look with glazed and distressed details! Get the look: Lamp Black Milk Paint hand-distressed over Persimmon Milk Paint and accented with Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects. Learn a few antiquing, distressing & aging techniques before applying Glaze Effects!
Q) What do you do when you receive your first General Finishes Stockist order??? A) Have fun and put the paint through it's paces! Result - in love with General Finishes Milk Paint (and I haven't even touched the other amazing products yet!) ~Elaine at Evelade Chic worked her magic on this colorful secretary! She used Corinth Blue, Lime Green, Persimmon, Coral Crush, and Evening Plum Milk Paints.

Bonnie at Forget Me Not Furnishings restyled this blushing beauty with a custom color of 3 parts Coral Crush to 2 parts Persimmon and Snow White Milk Paint on the interior! Follow Bonnie on Instagram (@forgetmenot_furnishings) for more photos!

Color crush! Jessica at Totally Shabbique​ restyled this charming buffet with a custom mix of Coral Crush and Persimmon Milk Paints.

It's not very often that I use General Finishes Persimmon, as orange isn't a common colour for furniture. I am LOVING how this 1930's vanity turned out with the burnt orange distressed look!! This one already has a home.

How sweet is this makeover in a custom mix of General Finishes Coral Crush, Brick Red, Persimmon and Snow White? These went out the door last week as a custom order. This dresser and changing table had been in their family for years and needed to be updated to fit the newly decorated room. Original knobs were a shiny gold color, so they had to go! We love these and think the new pieces are fresh and fun!! - Shannon of Refurbished by Sweet Threepeats​

How fabulous is this Persimmon piece by The Green Bureau?! "OK, so orange isn’t for everyone, but there’s no denying that this piece is FUN FUN FUN! First time using General Finishes Persimmon Milk Paint, and I have to say, it’s a really good orange. An orange that’s too bright can look decidedly juvenile, but Persimmon has just enough spice to keep it looking both modern and mature. This piece is now available in our booth at Now Then and Again."

Angela of Number Fifty-Three​ gave this nightstand a bright and happy new look. "So, for this piece I started with a base of deep gray - General Finishes Queenstown Gray. For the main color I did a custom blend of GF's Persimmon and Coral Crush. That resulted in a gorgeous coral color than had more undertones of orange than pink."

The Velvet Rocker says, "Spring is definitely here! This perfect peach kid's art table was painted with a custom mix of General Finishes Persimmon and Snow White Milk Paints!"

Simple Redesign​ turned this antique dresser into a workstation desk. It was painted and stained with custom color mixes. The top was stained with a 50/50 mix of Java and Antique Walnut Gel Stain and the body was painted with a combo of Persimmon, Coral Crush and Brick Red Milk Paints. To get all the details of this project and the "recipe" for this paint color visit,

We love the way that these pretty paint colors coordinate with the natural wood tones of this end table! Paisley Grace Customs did a great job refinishing this trendy piece using a custom mixed Milk Paint color combination involving Coral Crush with a touch of Persimmon, as well as Patina Green and Antique White Milk Paints! High Performance was then applied to seal the entire piece for extra durability.

Saw Nail and Paint refurbished this darling dresser with a custom mix of Persimmon and Coral Crush Milk Paints!

Looks like Rehab to Fab​ is experimenting for the GF 2015 Mad Scientist Design Contest! I have found the perfect coral color! General Finishes Milk paint Persimmon & Coral Crush were mixed to get this gorgeous color.

Meredith Jones Leider gave this cabinet a marvelous makeover with a custom mix of Persimmon, Holiday Red, and Antique White Milk Paints! Have you started creating combinations for the General Finishes Color Contest yet? We think this is the perfect poppy red! Read a little more about the contest here:

This midcentury chair got a makeover with GF Milk Paint in Persimmon and High Performance Top Coat in satin. LOVE this color! Thanks again for the great products! - Saw Nail and Paint of Seattle WA.

The Green Bureau shared this one of a kind piece!"This piece inspired a new custom color mix that we call "Cherry Tomato" (equal parts General Finishes Persimmon and Holiday Red). It's a great modern red that works well on this small, traditional piece."

We just love Christina's work over at Phoenix Restoration! She used Persimmon Milk Paint on this delightful nightstand, then sealed it with High Performance Topcoat in Gloss for maximum shine. New to spraying? Learn how to spray General Finishes Water-Based Top Coat in this video:

Cottage Cove Cellars shared this nightstand that was refinished by Cherokee Chalker of Fleming Island, FL. It was painted with GF Persimmon and Antique White Milk Paint. Great combo!

Pow! This bright and bold dresser sure packs a punch! Reeves at The Weathered Door restyled this retro piece with Persimmon Milk Paint and sealed in the goodness with High Performance Top Coat in Satin. To learn how to prep awesome pieces like this before painting, check out our blog post here!

Rochelle of Made New restyled this heavenly hutch with Persimmon Milk Paint, perfect for pumpkin season! You can find your favorite GF products at Woodcraft, Rockler Woodworking stores or Wood Essence in Canada. You can also use your zip code to find a retailer near you at

This modern hall tree fits right in with the fall foliage with Persimmon Milk Paint! Courtesy of Laddie at Re-New Relics; "Mary's custom Persimmon-colored hall tree is done! Just in time for some Fall welcoming into her home."

Another charming Fall basket by Cottage Paints! This lovely piece was finished with a custom mix of Persimmon and Tuscan Red Milk Paint, along with Black Lamp lettering, stain, and sanding to add some unique charm!

The Velvet Rocker refinished these beautiful chairs using General Finishes Milk Paints! The tables were painted with General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black, and the chairs were painted with GF's Evening Plum, Basil, Brick Red, Persimmon and Somerset Gold Milk Paints. "The General Finishes colors are wonderful and paint is fabulous!" -The Velvet Rocker #GeneralFinishes #MilkPaint

We're loving this mid-century modern nightstand restyled by From Shabby to Fabby! This piece was finished with Persimmon Milk Paint and High Performance Topcoat in Satin. "This was the perfect color for this retro piece... Seriously love your products, they have THE best finish!"