Water Based Wood Stain

"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...

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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!"     
"Check out my take on a metal looking finish. This was done using Driftwood Milk Paint, Argentine Pearl Effects, Pitch Black Glaze, High Performance Topcoat and Antique Oak stain all by General Finishes. I removed the bottom of the dresser to get rid of the curved wood and give it a cleaner look then added hairpin legs."   
Top Row (left to right) Espresso, Provincial, Onyx, Graystone, Graphite, Black   Middle Row (left to right) Hickory, Sedona, Antique Brown, Brown Mahogany, Cabernet, Tobacco   Bottom Row (left to right) Whitewash, Pre-Stain Natural, Antique Oak, Pecan, Black Cherry, Walnut   *Doors are Alder

Graystone Water Based stain on some stripped down blonde mahogany. 

It is a very light gray (Fusion mineral paint Sterling, with Sacred Sage stripes on the slide out writing desk) & the wood is General Finishes Provincial, sealed with GF'S Arm-R-Seal in Semi-Gloss.

"Isn't she beautiful? She is painted in General Finishes Empire Gray, with Fusion Mineral Paint Ageing Wax. Her legs got some Fusion Hemp Oil, her top was stained with General Finishes Provincial Water Based Stain."     

"Custom cedar chest in General Finishes Provincial water based stain, High performance satin and Fusion Mineral Paint Champlain." 

"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...