Water Based Wood Stain

"For this piece, it was taken from all over red wood tone and sprayed in General Finishes Black Poly. The massive top surface was stripped and stained with GF water based stain in Tobacco. But let’s talk about the details on those legs?? They were accented using Rub n Buff gold accent wax"

"I chose General Finishes “Linen”, it’s a creamer shade of white. The beautiful top was stained in “Espresso” and all the original hardware was cleaned and put back on." - Wooden Soldier Furniture  
Completely restyled vintage pine furniture. Cleaned and sanded then painted in a lovely soft cream mineral paint, the tops were sanded and stained with General Finishes Antique Oak water based wood stain and then finished with Dixie Belle Company's Gator Hide for a water resistant finish and the insides treated with DB Big Mamma’s Butta in orange grove.
"If I had to pick one piece of furniture that everyone could use in their home but probably don’t realize...it would be a cedar chest. It’s the perfect piece for toy storage, coffee table, bench seating, at the end of a bed, and of course for storing clothes and blankets. This cedar chest has been around for almost 60 years...and I had the privilege of meeting the original owner. It has since been passed down in the family and with the new updated look it will be used for many more years....
"Lawyer bookcase stripped down to natural wood and stained using General Finishes Water Based Wood Stain Cabernet then topcoated with satin polyurethane. Insides was freshened up with Wise Owl Paint furniture salve lemon verbena. New hardware and this baby is like NEW." - Repurpose 4 A New Purpose    

"The top was refinished using General Finishes Graystone Water Based Stain, the base in Enduro White Poly, we also changed out the hardware for an updated look!" - Moses Restorations

 

"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    

"After a good sanding the wooden top was stained in General Finishes Whitewash wood stain and sealed in GF High Performance Top Coat. The base was painted in Rust-oleum Chalked in Costal Blue and sealed in a matte top coat for durability!!

"This custom toy chest was brought to me to be revived for a special little boys nursery! The seat was stained using GF Graphite Water Based Stain to match his crib while the rest was painted in pure white using my favorite General Finishes Brushable White Enamel!"    Learn more about Brushable White Enamel in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductBrushableWhiteEnamel

"Tall dark and handsome accurately describes this dresser. Painted in General Finishes Driftwood with Provincial Water Based stain on the top and top drawer."

"Perfect Gray" Milk Paint and "Graystone" Water Based Wood Stain 
This winning combination looks good on just about everything!"  
"This buffet is OLD...but is no longer showing it’s age. I love that it doesn’t look like an old dated, dingy piece of furniture but it doesn’t look brand new either, if that makes sense?   This piece was in rough shape when it came to me, broken drawers, missing pieces, missing hardware, peeling veneer. I fixed all the damaged areas then stripped and stained using General Finishes Graystone Water Based Stain. It has a whole new look on life now!"     
"Goodbye 90’s orange oak! Painted in General Finishes Queenstown Gray with the tops stained in Graystone, a water based stain. New glass knobs and aged pewter cup pulls from D. Lawless Hardware complete this transformation!"   

GF Onyx water based stain with extender and GF satin topcoat. Sprayed with 2 coats of stain (did not wipe off)  and 2 coats of topcoat. Perfectly even coverage and grain shows nicely.

Followed the GF prep; clean clean clean, light sanding. No finish removal.

"This solid mahogany dresser from Drexel is stamped circa 1962 and is amazingly well constructed! The wall this is going on are a beautiful green blue so we decided to go with pure white. I used General Finishes Brushable White Enamel with a satin finish and stained the top with a water based stain called Graphite. New hardware from D. Lawless Hardware completed our cottage vibe transformation!   Learn more about GF's Brushable White Enamel in this video:...
"This 6 drawer antique piece received a full refinish in deep GF Tobacco Water Based Stain.   Stunning hand applied three dimensional raised floral finish added to all 6 drawer fronts with an antique wash of General Finishes Lamp Black on the floral followed by slight hand rubbing of GF Black Gel Stain to "age" and deepen some areas to allow the beautiful wood tones to show through."   

 I mixed a little GF Graystone waterbased stain with Tobacco to lighten it a smidge on this piece. The paint on this piece is GF’s Brushable White Enamel.

Tobacco Water Based Stain + Seagull Gray Milk Paint

Beautiful dresser in General Finishes Enduro White Poly and Onyx Water Based Stain   Learn more about GF White Poly in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductEnduroWhitePolyPigmentedTopccoat

Custom finished in Sherwin Williams Alabaster and stained in General Finishes Graystone.

Antique Brown Water Based Wood Stain by General Finishes sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin.

"Manufactured by Michigan Furniture Company, Holland MI A beautiful transitional piece that could be used as a dresser, media stand or buffet. Custom finish: Greige base with General Finishes Antique Oak & Graystone Water Based Stain wash."   
Beautiful custom Hickory table by Miller's Woodworking and Customs. Finished first with a dark walnut base then GF Graystone Water Based Stain. Sealed with 2 coats gloss GF Conversion Varnish followed by one coat flat GF conversion Varnish.   Learn more about both products in these videos:   http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductWaterBaseWoodStain  ...
"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
Beautiful dining set in General Finishes Whitewash Water Based Stain and Enduro Black Poly  
"Presley reNEWed cabinet. General Finishes Mix of Snow White & Antique White Milk Paint, Water Based Stain mix of Antique Oak, Graystone with Greige wash, Smooth & Durable Polyurethane finish" - Kenzie Lynn Designs   Learn more about GF Water Based Stains in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductWaterBaseWoodStain
"We are in a bit of a “Graystone” water based stain by General Finishes kick. We think the stain with the Black Poly turned out great!" - Moses Restorations   Learn more about GF Water Based Stain in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductWaterBaseWoodStain   Learn more about GF Enduro Black Poly in this video: http://bit.ly/...
"After a good sanding, I painted the desk and chair in General Finishes Queenstown Gray Milk Paint and the top is stained in GF Whitewash Water Based Stain to really highlight the beautiful wood grain! The whole piece was sealed and is ready to be a cute little office space for years to come." - Upcycling by Amy   Check out GF's full library of product overview and how-to videos at https://generalfinishes.com/how-to-videos...

Add depth and dimension to the details of your stained project with Glaze Effects!

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"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...
"Some days I prefer paint, other days I prefer a natural or stained look. To enhance the rustic style of this coffee table, I’m glad my client chose a stained look. This piece was stripped down to bare wood, then General Finishes Graystone wood stain was applied. This color is a brownish gray stain and is a perfect choice for the coffee table!"   Learn more about GF Water Based Stain in this new video: http://bit.ly/...
"The world may be crazy but I am still full steam ahead over here!! Sanded down, painted in General Finishes Gulf Stream Blue and a light distressing totally changes the look! The top is stained in Whitewash wood stain and the whole piece is sealed in GF High Performance top coat in Flat. The fun Aztec inspired transfer really adds a fun POP as well, don't cha think?!? Who loves the look?!?"    Learn more about GF Water Based stains 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!" 

"Isn’t this Antique Duncan Phyfe Buffet stunning?!?! We refinished this beautiful sideboard. Refinished in General Finishes Espresso(water based stain) with a custom High Performance finish." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare   Learn more about General Finishes Water Based Stain in this video: http://bit.ly/GFVideoProductWaterBaseWoodStain

"This mid century dresser was painted in Lamp Black by General Finishes and then the top was replaced in order to stain it in Espresso. My client actually found this piece in my Unfinished Inventory photo album and customized it for her own." 

"One of the best parts of being a furniture refinisher is finding all of the cool and unique pieces of furniture! Painted in Alabaster by General Finishes and the top stained in Provincial (water based stain). 

Custom Mixes of Water Based Stain

Cabinet Refresh with water based stain in Espresso

"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."

"This antique table/writing desk was in bad shape when it first came to me. It was sporting a rather orange pine patina and an uneven top. My friend Greg of The Furniture Fix made a new top for me, and I stained it with General Finishes "Graystone" Water Based Wood Stain. To compliment the gorgeous gray stain, the base was painted in Driftwood Milk Paint."     
"Just wow! Custom order with a customized mix of stain for an eggplant color using General Finishes water based dye stain, Merlot and Blue, with Graphite water based wood stain surrounded by Antique White Milk Paint. Beautiful!"   
Before and after GF Hickory Water Based Stain on a Douglas Fir Door     

 "Custom, king size, double chevron headboard stained in General Finishes Tobacco wood stain and sealed in the GF Arm-R-Seal to protect it for years to come."
 

Beautiful little dresser refinished in General Finishes Brown Mahogany Water Based Wood Stain.

Comparison of Carbon Gray and Ash Gray Gel Stain vs. Graystone and Graphite Water Based Wood Stain Vs. Driftwood Milk Paint 

"This amazing antique card catalog has been completely refinished and repurposed into the most incredible bar or entryway console. It features a custom built white oak quarter sawn top and white oak base. The piece is custom finished using General Finishes Light Brown Dye and Espresso Water-based Stains and topped with a High Performance Satin for the most beautiful authentically aged look that highlights it’s amazing tiger oak details! Use this in almost any room to store odds and ends or...

"Solid wood table is the perfect size for a foyer or small dining area. The oak grain was enhanced using General Finishes Graystone Water Based Stain while the base was painted in Alabaster." 

"I am a total sucker for a curved front buffet and I love the bold color my client chose of General Finishes China Blue! Complete with a newly refinished top in General Finishes water based wood stain in Tobacco and brand new hardware from D. Lawless Hardware, this gorgeous piece is ready for a new life!" 

"This beast was snatched from my available inventory and given a gorgeous farmhouse makeover using General Finishes Reverent Gray Milk Paint on the body and water based wood stain in Tobacco on the newly refinished top! I am absolutely loving this combo!' 

"This vintage mahogany buffet has been given a new life serving as a media cabinet. Painted in General Finishes Gulf Stream Blue while the top was painted in Seagull Gray and then stained with Graphite water based stain. New hardware in aged pewter from D. Lawless Hardware complete this revival!"