Water Based Dye Stain

"Red stained lily table. General Finishes Merlot Dye. Also used Ebony Dye as a wash on the existing finish on the base of the table for a richer look." - M&M Embellishments   Learn more about GF's Dye Stain in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FradVzMKSq4    

"This amazing Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Co, Hastings, Michigan Bookcase was in very poor condition when I found her. Damaged dirty with holes and missing inlay appliques. I have tried to restore her at first..however, peeling veneer and damaged wood make me change my mind. I decided to transfer the image of my favorite painting by Akseli Gallen-Kallela from sane time period what my beautiful piece (1911-1917)

When I have enlarged print of the painting which I have bought on...

"Love your stains. Recently did a dresser in an Annie Sloan mix but the top is the show stopper. I created a faux burl effect with a couple of your stains. It worked out fabulously. I used the water-based Orange Dye Stain first, then proceeded to use Candlelite and Java Gel Stains to aid in the burl effect!" - Tammy Sue of The Uppity

To achieve the teal-blue that has been created for the base, GF would recommend mixing Coastal Blue and Patina Green Milk Paint.

Mike Shipp blew us away with this entranceway remodeling! He used a a combination of Green, Pewter and Ebony Water Based Dye Stains. He then finished this amazing project with Exterior 450 Topcoat.

The Wooden Touch used GF's Amber Dye Stain to give this wood turned Maple vase a lovely bit of color.

"I applied two coats of GF Dye Stain in Light Brown to clear white pine boards, then used a sponge brush to lay down two coats of GF Java Gel Stain. After the stain dried, I used a clean cloth dipped in denatured alcohol to pull away some of the darker areas to reveal the amber-brown tones created by the Dye Stain. Instead of using a traditional topcoat I rubbed in a coat of beeswax. I love your products and we love our new beam." - Mary Schiff

"I bought a ponderosa pine slab, made for cabinets, from Home Depot to use as a writing table surface in my office. I ADORE the look of dye stain under gel stain. Dye stain highlights the woodgrain and provides a unique undertone when used under gel stain. The wood has a warm, glowing look and feel that I love! I look forward to writing at this table every morning, especially at sunrise." -Jamie Finish schedule over prep-sanded raw pine wood: 2 coats of Amber Dye Stain 1 coat of a 2:1 mix of...

Alan Harp Design hand crafted this Mission style corner cabinet from quarter sawn White Oak. It was finished with a 50/50 mix of General Finishes Vintage Cherry Dye Stain and water for a lighter tone. Looks great!

We're always excited for Themed Furniture Makeover Day! Amy at High Style Restyle shared her phenomenal pedestal table transformation for this month's (spoooky!) "black" theme. Amy used Tuscan Red Milk Paint followed by a layer of lightly distressed Lamp Black Milk Paint on the base, and our Ebony Dye Stain to penetrate this tough table top. All her hard work was certainly worth the effort - this piece is stunning! Amy says, "General Finishes products to the rescue again! Talk about...

Check out this amazing hand crafted table from Marion Lovett! It first got a got of GF Amber Dye Stain, then a coat of Candlelight Gel Stain (shown in the second picture). Then 2 coat of Antique Walnut Gel Stain were applied and the entire table was sealed with 4 coats of Arm-R-Seal Topcoat. Marion says, "It is 8' in diameter and made of old barn wood (oak). The bottom was timberframed in the traditional fashion with mortise, tenon, and pegs. I was aiming for an old medieval look. I used all...

The Painted Drawer_ refinished this classic yet stylish table. "I used General Finishes Dye Stain in Amber as a first coat. After the dye stain dried, I used General Finishes Gel Stain in Nutmeg over it. The result is really lovely. The amber dye stain peeks out from under the nutmeg and gives the wood dimension and a great play of color. After it cured for a few days, I used the GF gel topcoat, wipe-on urethane in satin. I love this product! It provides a fantastic durable finish and gives...

Sandy Roe, Artistic Designer refinished this beautiful antique chest of drawers with the help of General Finishes Green Dye Stain. What a fantastic transformation! "I have to say it looked drab until I applied the clear coat - then I fell in love with it." -Sandy Dye Stain Product Page: http://bit.ly/1t3gwk3

CW Interiors Inc.​ is ready for some backyard fun! These were made from Baltic Birch. GF Water Based Dye Stain in Blue, Brown, Yellow and Green was used along with Seagull Gray and Lamp Black Milk Paint.

So rustic!! Refinished with a variety of stain colors for the perfect rustic look. Green and Medium Brown Dye Stain, Black and Whitewash Wood Stain. ~Rochelle at Made New shared this gorgeous coffee table transformation using our Water-Based Stains! Love our Gel Stain line? Then you're sure to love our Water-Based Wood and Dye Stains as well! Learn which stain to choose for your next project here: http://bit.ly/1vtZolo

The talents behind JD Goldberg Furniture Co. custom built this console and finished it with our Medium Brown Dye Stain and a custom whitewash for that Restoration Hardware look! JD shared his complete process: "6 legged console table I built for a client. She wanted kind of a weathered restoration hardware look. (Don't they all??) Anyway, here's what I came up with. The table is made from solid red oak. All mortise and tenon joinery. Here's the finishes schedule.. Exactly!! Enjoy. JD used 1...

Mary Schiff says, "It's been a while since I posted anything. Because of the cold weather and my unheated shop, I haven't been able to spray anything. I don't mind painting by hand, but topcoats are just not as smooth on large pieces. So, saying that, here is a bookcase I have been working on. The paint still needs a sealer but it will have to wait a bit longer. I love your products, GF! General Finishes Lamp Black milk paint was used on the box with Valspar 'Courtyard' for the green shade....

This gorgeous custom-made cedar and redwood outdoor grill was finished in Vintage Cherry Dye Stain and sealed with Exterior 450 Top Coat in Satin by Colwell at Heirloom Quality Woodworks.

This project will be stored with a cover to protect the color from fading outdoors, because our dyes are not exterior rated. For an exterior rated alternative, we recommend using Exterior 450 Stains.

This radiant masterpiece was custom-made by the very talented Ryan at Kneeland Designs using General Finished pre-stain conditioners, as well as Orange, Amber, Empire Red, Cinnamon, Ebony and Blue Water-Based Dye Stains with white wash on the eyes!

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...

Mary Schiff refinished this cute recycling center with a custom mix of our Snow White Milk Paint and Valspar. The maple top was stained with GF Light Brown Dye Stain, then the cabinet was sprayed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin. Mary says, "I love the soft sheen, knowing that the finish will stand up to heavy usage."

Christopher Clark finished these side tables in General Finishes products! He raised the grain with distilled water and sand, then he applied General Finishes Cinnamon and Dark Brown Dye Stains mixed 2-1. Grey Scotch Brite was used to break down any grain that was left, and then Enduro sanding sealer was used. Christopher suggests that the Enduro is sprayed for the best effect! Next GF's Pitch Black Glaze Effects was used to fill any pores and to tone down the cinnamon color. Lastly, 3-4...

This gorgeous hand-crafted table was sealed with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Top Coat.