"Before and after of this beautiful kitchen makeover. Did you know that stain color can be changed and made darker without removing the current finish?
We used General Finishes products for this cabinet transformation by toning down the original orangey stain with Walnut water based stain and Enduro Clear Poly in gloss in a 1:4 ratio. We followed the toner process with clear Enduro poly in satin. All of the products were sprayed on using our hvlp sprayer.
The results are a rich, more...
"Maple coffee bar and white oak countertop. Stain is General Finishes water based Walnut. Sprayed then wiped."
"One of our FAVs- Our Sherwood Workcenter. Double the space, double the storage, double the fun! GET THE LOOK with General Finishes Walnut Water Based Stain."- Whitewood Furniture
Find a Whitewood dealer near you to purchase solid wood, ready to finish furniture and General Finishes products at the link below.
"New hardware, new base, new legs, fresh paint and stain. This dresser looks completely different now! So much more modern. Paint color: Lamp Black by General Finishes. Stain: Water Based Walnut by General Finishes" - Flipping Unbelievable
"Even though I have been a professional refinisher for years…these transformations never get old! From boring and blah to wow! My client picked this piece from my Unfinished Inventory and had it customized. Paint: Alabaster by General Finishes
Stain: Walnut Water Based Stain by General Finishes" - Flipping Unbelievable
"Lamp Black for the win again! The top was stained in Walnut Water Based Stain also by General Finishes. I decided to fill in some of the detail on a couple drawers and update the hardware" - Flipping Unbelievable
Y’all, if you haven’t tried toning, and use pine in your work, you need to watch the General finishes videos on toning now!
How do you turn cheap pine furring boards into a finish that rivals Pottery Barn? TONING!!!
2 coats of Toner:
25% Walnut Stain
To 75% HPTC in Satin
This is water-based Walnut stain on Alder with 3 coats High Performance Topcoat Satin sprayed using the $15 Harbor Freight HVLP. Extender was used on both the stain and HPTC and the wood was preconditioned. Started with rough cut 4/4 and milled it down. The drawer boxes were Baltic birch, drawer faces were alder ply and solid alder frames.
"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
"It is absolutely gorgeous. We stained it using a mix of Graystone and Walnut Water Based Stains by General Finishes." - Belle Maison
Created with General Finishes water based dye stains in Pewter & Blue and Water Based Stain in Onyx & Walnut.
"I had a client that recently asked me to make a dog feeder to match her dining table - came out pretty cool! GF White Poly base with distressed finish, GF water based walnut top and sealed with Clear Poly Satin." - Rustic Valley Woodworking
"This antique buffet was refinished in ...
"We just finished up this stunning custom order table. We stained it using a mix of General Finishes Graystone and Walnut water based stains." - Belle Maison
"This small vintage buffet was refinished in General Finishes Queenstown Gray, distressed and waxed. The top and legs were refinished in General Finishes Water Based Walnut stain and top coated. The ornate hardware was refinished in an antique bronze and white gold. A beautiful paisley upholstery fabric was placed on the inside to add the finishing touches." - Estrella Design
"Gorgeous mid century desk, refinished with a General Finishes Walnut stained top and bottom side drawers, along with lamp Black Milk Paint sides and top drawers. Original handles polished back to their silver shine. All sealed with GF High Performance Topcoat. Chair is also refinished to match with a new seat cover. If you’re working from home, why not work in style?"
"Another client owned pedestal table revived and to think, I almost passed on doing this table! I was concerned about it getting too cold in the garage, but thankfully we experienced above normal temperatures and lots of sun in November which helped greatly as well as my husband's graciousness to let this table sit inside our home for several days while I sealed it. I did use a water-based stain by General Finishes in the color Walnut rather than my typical oil-based stain, which dried so much...
"This highboy was tired of it's former look so our client sent it to us for a makeover! The sleek flat black with the exposed raw wood style combined elegance with a fresh rustic vibe. Created using General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and Walnut Water Based Wood Stain."
"This desk was done for my friend whose son is virtual learning. She picked General Finishes Basil for the color and then decided to incorporate Walnut stain for the seat and desk top." - Flipping Unbelievable
"The drawer fronts and legs are stained in General Finishes water based stain in the color “walnut” and the sides and top are Enduro White Poly."
GF White Poly is a professional grade, spray only, water based pigmented wood finish. Learn more in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductEnduroWhitePolyPigmentedTopccoat
"We stained the top using General Finishes water based stain in the color “walnut” and painted the rest with Enduro White Poly (a professional grade sprayable paint). This dovetailed 6 drawer dresser will look amazing in any bedroom and is available for purchase in our gallery Moses Restorations at The Mercantile!" - Moses Restorations
Purchase GF products from Moses Restorations at The Mercantile by Miller in Birmingham, AL.
Learn more about GF Enduro White Poly in this video...
"Before and after of this custom project! Love this classic combination my client chose. General Finishes Antique White and Walnut water-based stain is very fitting for this vintage dresser!"
"I just can’t help myself when I see small squares, I must add label pulls! This wood console table was first painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray followed by a dry brushing of gray stain and brown glaze. The top has been stained with a custom blend of Graystone and Walnut. Oil rubbed bronze label pulls and knobs finish off this transformation."
"I just love the transformations these solid oak tables go through, from old orangey finish to a stunning updated table to be used for several more decades!
This table was striped down to bare wood and stained using General Finishes Water Based Stain in Walnut, then sealed with Enduro-Var for a beautiful satin finish and durable surface. The bottom was painted to match my clients dining room light fixture in a pure white base and light gray color wash."
Dresser turned island with storage. A new wood top was added in General Finishes Walnut Water based stain. The base was done in Persain Blue and Dark Chocolate with High performance semigloss finish.
These "rustic" filing cabinets were recreated from a finish in a photograph, emailed to me online, and a small drawer face the client removed from her brand new desk. The project took many layers to create such a worn, rustic finish. These pieces make me wan to curl up with a book and a blanket next to a fire!
Cleaned with a DNA prep, these pieces were sanded and primed with BIN. The base color coat is GF Linen, sprayed with an HVLP Titan Turbine Capspray 95. I needed a glaze...
"We finished another piece in one of General Finishes new colors. This one is Blue Moon Milk Paint with a walnut water based stained top." - Belle Maison
"General Finishes Chapin Gray, Walnut Stain, HPTC Satin, wood graining tools and a planked shelf all came together to transform this ugly duckling into a beautiful swan." - Amini Design Ashburn
**GF Chalk Style Paint has been discontinued. Replicate with the following custom mix
Chapin Gray: 2:1 Reverent Gray, Antique White Milk Paint
"This GORGEOUS entry way console table was built by my sweet new business partner, my Dad!! Starting retirement, and finding the woodworker within!!! He did such an incredible job! More to come! This can be custom made to your measurements, and any stain color. This stain is General Finishes Walnut Water Based Stain and finished in their High Performance Topcoat in Satin." - The Broken Masterpiece
Achieve this warm tone by layering GF Walnut Water Based Stain over GF Vintage Cherry Dye Stain.
Shown: 1 coat of Walnut over Vintage Cherry sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin
Add additional coats to acheive desired color
"Adorable little cabinet on casters. The drawers were falling apart so I used the faces and some scrap wood to make a shelf! I used General Finishes Persian Blue with aging wax on the body, Dark Chocolate for the inside and a new top with water based Walnut stain and High Performance Semigloss to finish it." - Flipping Fabulous
"Looking for a one of a kind coffee table? Well, I have one available! Custom designed and refinished with General Finishes Walnut Water Based Stain and sealed with High Performance Top Coat in Satin for a gorgeous, durable and lasting finish." - That FlippinFurniture Girl
"Covered in lead based paint and contact paper this project was a challenge to say the least. We completely stripped away the old paint and refinished this great piece using General Finishes Walnut Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare
"Custom finish match! Loads of layers. BIN Primer. General Finishes Linen Milk Paint as the base. GF Walnut Water Based Wood Stain utilized as a glaze, then followed with Annie Sloan Dark and Black Waxes." - Pendulum Designs & Restorations
"This beautiful, solid cherry, eleven drawer dresser has been finished throughout. The top was stained in General Finishes Walnut Water Based Stain. The variations in color are stunning!" - Pendulum Designs & Restorations
This cut-out cross sign was made by Said Your Way Studio & Signs, GF's 2017 July Retailer of the Month. Loving the color combo of Weathered Gray and Walnut Water Based Stain along with Persian Blue and Antique White Milk Paint.
Stop by Said Your Way Studio at 1013 W. 7TH ST.
AUBURN, IN to pick up your favorite GF Products. Visit them online at http://www.saidyourwaystudio.com/
and check out their painting workshop...
Loving this amazing laundry room upgrade from Rustic Charm Creations, our June 2016 Retailer of the Month!
"We transformed this plain non-functional laundry room into a dreamy laundry/mudroom. The custom solid wood cabinets were handcrafted to fit perfectly in the client's space. We painted the cabinets in General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint using a professional-grade airless paint sprayer. I added some rustic charm by glazing the cabinets and highlighting the lines of the...
This beautiful dresser was refinished by Evolution of Style using General Finishes Walnut Water Based Wood Stain and High Performance Satin.
"Heres a tip when painting stripes I used a bit of the General Finishes top coat to seal the tape down so that paint doesnt bleed through. Even though Im a big fan of my Edgelock Delicate Surface Tape, I didnt want to take any chances, given the amount of work I put into this piece."
For more design tips and pictures of this project,...
Jenny of Evolution of Style says, "I have used General Finishes paints in the past, and I really love how easily they spray, and the final finish once dry. They have a great selection of colors too. Because we all want great colors, yes? I spotted Queenstown Gray with a stained wood top, on a side table in a local Woodcraft store that sells and refinish furniture, and fell in love with it. I knew it had to be mine, and would be a perfect color for this piece.
...I used the same toning...
Need a new color combo? Pair our Lamp Black Milk Paint with Walnut Water-Based Wood Stain! We're loving how Jenny at Evolution of Style_ used it on this desk restyle! Jenny shares, "I had a change of heart midway through the project and decided to go with Lamp Black. I'm in love with the result... I used General Finishes High Performance Polyacrylic and their Walnut Wood Stain. The Walnut stain is a fantastic color - not too dark, not too light. And you can make it darker if you want by...
We can't get enough of this chic vintage farmhouse table upcycle by Suzanne at The Painted Drawer! Suzanne says, "The top was sanded back and stained in a mixture of General Finishes Walnut and Whitewash Wood Stains. It was sanded again and another coat of stain applied for a super smooth finish. A final coat of wipe-on poly was added as a sealer. The lovely grain shows through and it has a driftwood look to it." The base was finished with ASCP, try our Antique White Milk Paint to recreate...
Stunning custom built wardrobe by Brad at Timber and Soul! Brad paired Water Based Wood Stain in Walnut with Behr Paint and ivory handles on this beauty. To recreate the look, we suggest our Persian Blue Milk Paint!
How gorgeous is this bedroom set shared by Theresa and the ladies over at House of Krafts?! We're loving their custom finish of Antique White dry brushed with layers of Driftwood and Queenstown Grey Milk Paints, a wash of Walnut Wood Stain for antiquing, and High Performance Top Coat in Satin to seal in the beauty! "Our inspiration for the finish is sort of "driftwood meets Restoration Hardware" - The look is achieved by layering lots and lots of different shades of grey on top of Antique White...
Tammy at London Loft Furniture shared this stunning barn wood headboard makeover! "I just wanted to share a project that my clients LOVE thanks to General Finishes, Barn Wood Headboards!! The grey barn wood patina was achieved thanks to General Finishes Walnut Water-Based Wood Stain and Whitewash Wood Stain." Which stain should you choose? Tom explains the differences between GF's Stains in this video: http://bit.ly/1vtZolo