Water Based Dye Stain

Oak with Ebony Dye Stain

What was once T&G flooring in a 1830’s farmhouse, has now become a unique record stand. This beautiful piece is made from quartersawn and riftsawn white oak flooring that the T&G were removed to creat custom panels.The panels were then cut to final length and assembled using dowel joinery to create a strong and unique joint. I cannot wait to see when all of the records are in it and the player/ speaker are playing some good tunes!...
"What a crazy adventure this was ! Initially, we were contracted to only paint the white & paint the brown railings black. Once the brown upholstered carpet was removed, we discovered that the stairs were painted and the risers were covered in adhesive. Being the curios type I am, I uncovered the bottom tread, partial riser & partial post and it was revealed that there is some gorgeous wood under all of that! I really pushed to stain the risers and treads. Initially they were...

This modem farmhouse buffet is the perfect statement piece with deep blue shade! Multiple washes with dye stain and paint created so much depth and dimension, it looks different depending on the light.

I used General Finishes dye in blue and Milk paint in China Blue which is a beautiful true navy.

"This was a totally custom 10 foot long entertainment cabinet that we made! All solid maple hardwood finished with a General Finishes Light Brown Dye Stain and Enduro-Var topcoat featuring all soft close drawers/cabinets and tons of storage!" - Rustic Valley Woodworking    

"Melange Paints ONE Paints in Vagabond Blue, General Finishes Dye Stain in a 3:1 mix of Light to Medium Brown, Arm-R-Seal Semi-Gloss, & Mercantile Board and Boot to give the paint a lovely sheen that matches the wood."

General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain and Arm-R-Seal Semi-Gloss


Solid maple with a stunning maple grained top, this piece will last another 50 years Products: Melange Paints Nirvana, Knapsack Khaki, & Board & Boot in Hippie Chick Redesign With Prima Floral Polish Small Decor Transfer, Grandeur Keyhole Decor Mould (Restoration Bronze, Nirvana, Knapsack and Eternal Gold Decor Wax on the moulds with new crystal knobs)

The beautiful Tiger Oak top was stained in Light Brown Dye Stain from General Finishes. Primed and painted in benjamin moore salamander. 

"General Finish products used include Medium Brown Dye Stain, Espresso Water Based Wood Stain, and Dark Chocolate Milk Paint. The lotus flowers on the drawer sides were all done by hand with the Espresso Stain and water. Found a grain enhancer that seemed to work with the products."

"I’m slowly coming around to black. Someone once told me that interior designers say that every room should have some black in it. Which is interesting to me because I always think every room should have some pink in it. Soooo, clearly I’m no interior designer. But I digress… This Empire style beauty was painted in General Finishes Lamp Black with delicate distressing. Then, two coats of GF High Performance Topcoat in Gloss toned with GF’s water based Ebony stain for more depth. And a final...
"Well this turned into a looker! Custom dresser that will be used as a coffee bar. Fusion Mineral Paint in Algonquin with General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain and Arm-R-Seal Semi-Gloss on the wood!" - Flipping Fabulous  

Custom washstand in General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain, Arm-R-Seal Semigloss and Fusion Bedford.

Different ratios of Blue and Green Dye Stain mixed with GF Sanding Sealer to create a toner to neutralize the orange color of the original cabinets. 

Left Cabinet: 

Top left: 5% Green Dye Stain X 2 coats

Bottom left: 5% Green Dye Stain X 3 coats

Top right: 10 % Green Dye Stain X 2 coats

Bottom right: 10% Green Dye Stain X 3 Coats


Right Cabinet: 

Top Left: 5% Blue Dye Stain X 2 Coats

Bottom Left: 5% Blue Dye Stain X 3...

"Enjoyed putting this baritone guitar together for a customer. Good to use some UK companies as well. 1 piece swamp ash body from GuitarbuildUK, bridge from Grainger Guitars and Silo pickups from Bare Knuckle Pickups. I stained and finished the body. Merlot Dye Stain and Enduro-Var water based finish from General Finishes. This gives an open grain look that is similar to an oil finish." - Flame Guitars    
The top- General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain and Arm-R-Seal Semi-Gloss. The body - F...
"This table was picked out of a new line we brought in of unfinished, new furniture, made of solid wood. No mdf, no particle board, no veneer. It's really been fun creating pieces that we know are great quality and will last a lifetime! Stained with General Finishes Pewter Dye Stain, sealed with Arm-R-Seal Semi-Gloss." - Flipping Fabulous        

4 parts High Performance Topcoat to one part Ebony Dye Stain

The rowing machine was finished using General Finishes Dye Stain and High Performance Topcoat. All finishes were applied to premium Baltic plywood. The rower has two main finsihed parts; the outer frame and the inner frame. The first step was to raise the grain with a water spritz then sand with 220-320-grit sandpaper to know down the "hairs". A Custom formula of Cabernet and Amber Dye Stain was mixed to achieve the rich, reddish color for the outer frame. General Finishes Enduro Extender...

"This is such a great, solid wood piece of furniture! The top was sanded and stained with General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain and sealed with Arm-R-Seal Semi-Gloss. There are still a few imperfections that were too deep to get out, but overall I'm pleased with the results! The body was painted with Fusion Mineral Paint Coal Black & lightly distressed. The inside has some dark stains, so I added Re·design with Prima Timeworks Decoupage Paper, which gives it the right vintage vibe." -...
"Cherry tallboy refinished in General Finishes Alabaster Milk Paint. Top sanded and stained in Pewter Dye Stain. New black hardware to compliment new feet." - Elm Street Designs    
"The top was in rough shape but sanded down beautifully. I stained it in...
"A modern update to a dated piece! This piece is solid cherry wood. I wasn’t a fan of the shell design in the trim so I removed the entire base and built out a new one. Added some modern feet to bring it back to a decent height. I went way over budget with the new hardware but I think it was well worth it! Body is General Finishes Alabaster, the perfect shade of white. I added a raised stencil to the top row of drawers. Top was stripped and sanded and finished in General Finishes Dye...

Custom buffet
Products used: General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain, Semi-gloss Arm R Seal, Dixie Bell Paint White Lightning, Slick Stick, White Boss, Fusion Mineral PaintCashmere, Ageing Wax, Wood U Bend

All scroll saw/handmade from birch plywood, basswood and and a little bit of oak. All dye stained with General Finishes Medium Brown (stem/leaves) and Empire Red (rose/petals) Dye Stain. 

I am just in love with this finish piece. The top and top 3 drawers done is Cinnamon Dye Stain and Java Gel Stain

"Refinished for a client who picked a beautiful shade of gray. Mahogany drawers were sanded down then stained in General Finishes Dye Stain in Pewter. Kept the gorgeous original hardware." - Elm Street Designs    

GF Water Based Blue and Ebony Dye Stains and Cinnamon Dye Stain on Birch Plywood

Custom Dye Stain Combos

These are my go-to stain colors (General Finishes Water-Based Dye).

"I’m just over here forever trying to neutralize the red/orange in Mahogany. Please don’t come for me lovers of warm wood tones. Anyway, I think I found my go-to for doing just that without going too dark or loosing the grain. My new secret weapon- General Finishes water based dye stain in Pewter.   To all my furniture refinishing friends, I’ll share my process if you want to give this look a whirl. Completely stripped inside and out with Jasco and lacquer thinner. Sanded with my orbital...
Created with General Finishes water based dye stains in Pewter & Blue and Water Based Stain in Onyx & Walnut.      
"I’m so in love with this timeless Webster Groves staircase! Such a classic beauty. The railings & posts were never clear coated from the previous contractor so they were really dull and faded. The treads were failing big time and I suspect the proper floor rated clear coat was not used to protect them.   We completely refinished all the oaks treads, cleaned the railings and posts and I dyed everything with a custom blend of General Finishes Dye Stains using Light Brown, Medium...

"Oh what a labor of love this piece of was. Saved and restored this tall boy dresser. Completely stripped and sanded clean. For nice under glow used Cinnamon Dye Stain then once dry came over it with Georgian Cherry Gel Stain. Then top coated in Arm-R-Seal gloss. Added new antique casters and cool antique style knobs. I just love to custom color a piece." 

Pine frame with tentree print in GF Empire Red Dye Stain

Absolutely amazingly intricate design!   "Eclipse, 29"x29” Finished in red and blue General Finishes Dye Stain." - 515 Design Co  

"We got to make this really cool custom Cancer sign lantern. It’s made from white oak and I used General Finishes Blue dye to give it some color."

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

New project in the works. A little pre-stain before General Finishes blue dye stain. 

GF Water Based Cinnamon Dye Stain

"Love it when our customers ask for "medium brown" stain. Out comes the General Finishes Vintage Cherry dye stain. My personal favorite stain ever!"

Baseball memorabilia display in General Finishes Orange Dye Stain

Patina Green and Queenstown mix. Drawers refinished with GF Dye stain in Medium brown. Sealed in HPTC Flat.

Custom vanity in Fusion Mineral Paint Raw Silk, Espresso Stain and Finishing oil, General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain and Arm-R-Seal Semigloss.

"If you're looking to bring some more color into your home while preserving the natural look of the wood grain, look no further! General Finishes makes a beautiful Dye Stain in over a dozen colors. The stain penetrates and dyes the wood for a deep and vibrant look. Support a small business and buy all of your General Finishes products here!" - Unfinished Furniture Colorado    
"Restored/Redesigned/Refinished Antique Counter. This 100+ year old counter piece was fully stripped down and received a fresh start.A full refinish of it's base. Addition of fabricated iron legs. Custom built top and back. Entire piece finished in a multi layered aged stain finish.(General Finishes Amber and Light Brown Dye Stain) Top sealed with 5 coats of matte polyacrylic. Reclaimed wood shelves cut and added. Original hardware was left in original finish and cleaned and oiled with vintage...
"Solid Walnut Mid Century Modern Tiered Accent Table. Refinished with General Finishes Light Brown Dye Stain and Arm-R-Seal Semigloss." - Flipping Fabulous   Learn more about GF water based Dye Stain in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wopU1L1X0w
Beautiful 9 drawer dresser transformed with General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and Medium Brown Dye Stain by Moses Restorations.   Learn more about GF Dye Stain in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductDyeStain

Hand Turned GF Oragne Dye Stain platter

Figured Maple dyed with General Finishes Green Dye Stain