Water Based Wood Stain

"Inspired by Fall, this was painted in General Finishes Harvest Yellow with Van Dyke Brown Glaze. The top was stripped and stained in Brown Mahogany water based stain and everything was sealed with High Performance Top Coat." 

"I refinished the drawers and top using ...

Before and After in GF Graphite Water Based Stain

"This table threw us a few curve balls but it turned out even better then originally planned! The table top and chair seats were first painted in General Finishes Seagull Gray and then I applied Graystone water based stain. I wiped the stain off and feathered it back on in some areas until I achieved this soft driftwood look. The legs of the table and chairs were painted in Empire gray, a beautiful gray that compliments the top perfectly!" 

"LOOKing for something new and different? These Bassett beauties have been redesigned using a new General Finishes Water Based stain color called Graphite on the drawers and legs surrounded by a warm white frame. What a striking color combination! The brass knobs add just the right amount of shine on this mid century set." 

Refinished in General Finishes Blue Moon with a Brown Mahogany water based stain applied to the top and seat. New knobs compliment his paint color!" 

"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."     

"Did you know you can spray water based wood stain? I will occasionally spray stain when I plan on going darker or working with a lot of spindles. These counter stools were stained in General Finishes Espresso water based stain and then the seats were upholstered in new fabric. This set was done for my own home, my messy kids have a tendency of using the seat as a napkin which drives me crazy so I made sure to scotch guard the fabric for protection." 

"I ❤️ console tables and I know you all do to! Other then dressers they are probably the most requested type of furniture I get. So naturally when I saw this cutie I had to have it. Solid oak with drawers and shelf, I hopped right in my car to go pick it up! The top was stained in General Finishes water based stain in Graphite while the bottom was then painted in Seagull Gray. New iron hardware pair beautifully with these shades of gray and complete this transformation. I also have to give a...

"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."

"I was so happy to help restore this family piece. The top turned out absolutely gorgeous. Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black & sealed with Fusion Mineral Paint Clear Wax, it's a nice contrast to the top, which got a facelift with General Finishes NEW Hickory Water Based Stain & Fusion's Stain and Finishing Oil in Natural." - Flipping Fabulous

"I was working on this clock for my sister. She just graduated with a doctorate’s degree and I know she wanted a large clock so when I saw this at Hobby Lobby I knew it was the perfect size. It was the wrong color and a missing screw made it deeply discounted so I was able to get it for a good deal. I removed the numbers, sanded and stained with General Finishes Weathered Gray which is a new color in their Water Based Wood Stain. I just gave it to my sister and she was so excited and...

Stripping this thrift-store find down to her bones, I rebuilt her to last another lifetime! Using General Finishes Weathered Grey on the entire piece, I brought out the beautiful wood grain she had hiding beneth the surface of her old garb. After allowing her to dry, I lightly sanded with a 400 grit to accent the wood grain further. To lighten the piece up even more, I used a mix of General FInishes Snow White and water to make my own white wash to place around her outside and edges, leaving...

This table is over 100 years old but built solid and in great shape and will probably last another 100 years, which is what I love about antique furniture! This particular piece was brought to me from a client who had it in their family from generations and at one point was covered in linoleum! Stripped down to its natural state, refinished in Pecan water based stain and then multiple layers of top coat brought this table back to life!

 

This hutch received an update while staying true to the client's decor.  Refinished in Black Stain with the doors and drawers done in Antique Oak, a two tone combination challenging the outdated stigma that black and brown can pair well together.

GF's new Graphite Water Based Stain

"Talk about a before and after! I bought this antique buffet months ago and was waiting for the perfect time to refinish it. Recently, General Finishes came out with new colors for their Milk Paint and Water Based Wood Stain lines. I selected their "Perfect Gray" for the base and "Graystone" for the top." - Eight Hundred Furniture, LLC.

"This is a really neat antique turned leg hutch!The top is stained with General Finishes NEW Water Based Stain Provincial, & the body is painted in layers of General Finishes Alabaster and Lamp Black, a smooth black. It is distressed enough to reveal the Alabaster & some wood, sealed with Fusion Mineral Paint Stain and Finishing Oil in Natural." - Flipping Fabulous

"This oak console table has been refinished in all shades of gray. The top was stained with one of General Finishes NEW water based stain colors called Graphite and I absolutely love it! The bottom was painted in a lighter shade, Seagull Gray. New antiqued pewter hardware from D. Lawless Hardware and gray striped paper liner in the drawers complete this transformation." - Nap Time Creations

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. 

"I started off painting this white, but it just wasn't happening. This has a base coat of General Finishes Alabaster, with the world's best black- General Finishes Lamp Black- sealed with Fusion Mineral Paint Stain and Finishing Oil in Natural. The top is stained with General Finishes NEW Water Based Provincial. It's gorgeous!" - Flipping Fabulous

Love the new General Finishes Gulf Stream Blue!

The top & legs were stained with the new General Finishes Water Based Wood Stains Graystone, layered over Provincial. The entire piece has been sealed with High Performance Satin using my new Dixie Belle blue foam applicator (the best $6 I've ever spent).

"This large wood end table has been stained in one of General Finishes new water based stain colors, Graystone. It’s a beautiful soft gray that allowed for the brown in this grain to show through as well. The bottom was painted in a lightly distressed Alabaster (New GF Milk Paint color!) which really lets the top of this table standout!" - Nap Time Creations

"I started by staining the top and drawer fronts with Whitewash water based stain by General Finishes and painting the rest in a lightly distressed white. When I bought this piece the original hardware were long gone but I am really loving these iron cup pulls I added, they are the perfect addition to this farmhouse makeover." - Nap Time Creations

NEW Hickory Water Based Wood Stain from General Finishes, introduced April 2019

NEW Provincial Water Based Wood Stain from General Finishes, introduced April 2019

NEW Antique Brown Water Based Wood Stain from General Finishes, introduced April 2019

NEW Graphite Water Based Wood Stain from General Finishes, introduced April 2019. 

NEW Graystone Water Based Wood Stain from General Finishes, introduced April 2019

NEW Cabernet Water Based Stain from General Finishes, introduced April 2019

NEW Sedona Water Based Wood Stain from General Finishes, introduced April 2019

NEW Onyx Water Based Wood Stain from General Finishes, introduced April 2019.

 New Tobacco Water Based Wood Stain from General Finishes, introduced April 2019.

"Alright friends- THIS dresser is so gorgeous, don’t you think?! PROOF- that even those old dressers you’ve been dragging around for years... can still be updated, and beautifully fit in with the current style!" - Hailey Duncan Home   Finished in General Finishes Costal Blue Milk Paint, Espresso Water Based Stain, Arm-R-Seal oil based topcoat and water based High Performance Top Coat.
"This six drawer dresser is now available! You read that right, there are six drawers! Updated to mimic the card catalogue look, but yet functional in that the drawers are larger allowing for ample storage. Refinished using General Finishes new colors, Perfect Gray Milk Paint and Antique Brown Water Based stain which prove to be a new favorite combination." - Flipping Unbelievable    

"Painted in General Finishes pigmented Enduro White Poly and stained using their Antique Oak Water Based Stain. What a classic combination!

All NEW Water Based Wood Stain color, Tobacco!

All NEW Water Based Wood Stain color, Sedona!

All NEW Water Based Wood Stain color, Provincial!

All NEW Water Based Wood Stain color, Onyx!

All NEW Water Based Wood Stain color, Hickory!

All NEW Water Based Wood Stain color, Graystone!

All NEW Water Based Wood Stain color in Graphite!

All NEW Water Based Wood Stain color in Cabernet.

New Water Based Wood Stain color Antique Brown.

"Refinished on all sides, this piece can be placed anywhere in a room and versatile enough to be an entry table, sofa table or even desk. This was stripped and then stained using General Finishes Espresso Water Based Stain and then sprayed with High Performance Topcoat for protection. I love the scallop detail on this!" - Flipping Unbelievable

This beautiful Thomasville buffet did not sell in its original dated condition. The brass hardware was removed from the back and the top stripped and sanded down to remove all scratches and rings. The top was stained expresso and the body was painted in a rich custom mixed bright turqouise. It was then glazed with GF pitch black glaze and crumpled bags were used to get the faux effect. The entire piece was topcoated with GF High Performance Topcoat in flat. The result is an updated buffet/...

The elegant curves of these quaint end tables is contrasted by the rustic look of the faux barnwood tops, creating a versatile charm perfect for any decor.  

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