Water Based Wood Stain

"These beautiful solid wood nightstands were selected from our unfinished inventory and refinished in Lamp Black and Black Cherry Water Based Stain by General Finishes. They turned out gorgeous!!" - Painted Paradise, by Duke Interiors and Restoration    
"Mid century Lane cedar chest. You all know I love renewing cedar chests, and this one needed some extra love. New legs and an all new padded cushion was just the start. This beautiful wood chest was sanded down and stained with General Finishes Espresso (water based) Stain to enhance the grain and give it this dark rich color. The cushion was covered with an upholstery grade fabric in a trendy plaid of gray and off white, six tufted buttons completed this transformation." - Nap Time Creations...
Beautiful hand crafted farmhouse table by Edge Grain Wood Studio.   "Your products are top notch! For the legs, Lamp Black for base coat, 1 coat of Driftwood, distressed, sanded, then 3 coats High Performance Topcoat. Top and seat, 2 coats Weathered Gray Water Based stain. Sealed, stained with Black Water Based Stain, lightly distressed, 4 coats HPTC."    
"Get the ultimate in storage with this apothecary cabinet. This unique furniture is best known for its use in pharmacies from days gone by, but now you can own this piece in your own home. Stripped and stained in General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Stain and all 20 drawers received new card catalogue hardware. Both functional and decorative, this apothecary cabinet provides visual interest and loads of drawers." - Flipping Unbelievable    
"This GORGEOUS entry way console table was built by my sweet new business partner, my Dad!! Starting retirement, and finding the woodworker within!!! He did such an incredible job! More to come! This can be custom made to your measurements, and any stain color. This stain is General Finishes Walnut Water Based Stain and finished in their High Performance Topcoat in Satin." - The Broken Masterpiece    
"We painted the pedestal and apron in Queenstown Gray with a Van Dyke Brown glaze. The top was stenciled with Antique White and stained with Espresso water based stain. The entire piece was sealed with Enduro-Var satin finish." - The Chalk Chick  
Cool industrial style bar cart hand crafted by Reformed Wood and finished with General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Stain.   Visit www.reformedwood.com to see more!   Find your favorite GF products in the U.S. at Woodcraft, Rockler, Klingspor, Amazon, or, in Canada, at Wood Essence and Lee Valley. You can also purchase GF products from any of the 36 Illinois JC Licht locations or use your own zip code to find a retailer...
Incredible hand crafted banjo by Capital City Banjos finished with General Finishes Black Cherry Water Based Stain, Medium Brown Dye Stain and satin High Performance Topcoat.    

1 coat Early American Water Based Stain over 1 coat Light Borwn Dye Stain, sealed with High performance Topcoat, satin

Appy additional coats if a darker color is desired. 

 

Achieve this warm tone by layering GF Walnut Water Based Stain over GF Vintage Cherry Dye Stain. 

Shown: 1 coat of Walnut over Vintage Cherry sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin

Add additional coats to acheive desired color

6ft custom table in Farrow and Ball Wevet and GF Country Pine Water Based Stain. 

"My mom came to visit me a couple weeks ago and told me she needed a coffee bar, so of course we went to my basement and “shopped” through my inventory. Can you believe this used to be a changing table?! Ironically enough probably from around the time I was born! The top was sanded bare and stained with Espresso Water Based Stain from General Finishes, then sealed with an oil based poly for extra protection in the kitchen. The bottom was painted in layers starting with Snow White, followed...

"My first time using Seagull Gray and I LOVE it! I also created a 'barn wood' effect on the tops using GF Black Gel Stain and GF Black Stain (water based) All top-coated in GF HPTC." - Sweet Pickins Designs

You can use GF Water Based and Oil Based products on the same project, just follow these guidelines:

Water over oil: let oil dry for a minimum of 72 hr...

"Oh how I love console tables, this oak table has been brought back to life! The top is stained in General Finishes Espresso Water Based Wood Stain to enhance the beautiful oak grain; the bottom is painted in Snow White Milk Paint and heavily distressed. New cup pulls and cotton blossom fabric lined drawers complete this transformation!" - Nap Time Creations

"Adorable little cabinet on casters. The drawers were falling apart so I used the faces and some scrap wood to make a shelf! I used General Finishes Persian Blue with aging wax on the body, Dark Chocolate for the inside and a new top with water based Walnut stain and High Performance Semigloss to finish it." - Flipping Fabulous    
"Who wants to have a meeting? We’re game if it’s at this 18-foot conference table. With a three-part metal base and a whitewash finish from General Finishes, it’s a stunner." - Edgework Creative   This table is absolutely amazing in GF Whitewash Water Based Wood Stain    
"Looking for a one of a kind coffee table? Well, I have one available! Custom designed and refinished with General Finishes Walnut Water Based Stain and sealed with High Performance Top Coat in Satin for a gorgeous, durable and lasting finish." - That FlippinFurniture Girl    

"Covered in lead based paint and contact paper this project was a challenge to say the least. We completely stripped away the old paint and refinished this great piece using General Finishes Walnut Stain and Lamp Black Milk Paint." - ReFind Design by Coco Clare

"Custom finish match! Loads of layers. BIN Primer. General Finishes Linen Milk Paint as the base. GF Walnut Water Based Wood Stain utilized as a glaze, then followed with Annie Sloan Dark and Black Waxes." - Pendulum Designs & Restorations

What a transformation! Edge Grain restored this end table using General Finishes Black Cherry Water Based Wood Stain! Sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin.

See more of Edge Grain's work by following his Twitter channel at @edge_grain.

Get this look by spraying Bronze Pearl Effects over Espresso Water Based Wood Stain. 

Get this look by dry brushing Tawny Pearl Effects over Espresso Water Based Wood Stain. 

Get this look by stippling Copper and Tawny Pearl Effects over General Finishes Brown Mahogany Water Based Wood Stain. 

 

Learn more about how to apply Pearl Effects in these videos: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRyD4KtypkU&t=414s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO55bnzQTj4

NOVA Design and Build in Sterling, VA gave this kitchen and matching wine cellar a fantastic makeover! All the woodwork has been stained with Espresso Water Based Wood Stain and sealed with Enduro Clear Poly in Flat.

NOVA Design and Build is a GF Retailer. Swing by their location to purchase your favorite products at 1334 Shepard Drive, Suite A Sterling, VA 20164.

"I sanded a cable spool table then painted it in Queenstown Gray and white wash wood stain both products of General Finishes.  with a damp rag blending in colors. I then dry brushed to highlight areas. I applied a French transfer to the top and then sealed it in high performance top coat. I cut the foot out for storage in center of the table. I added another transfer to the door as well. I then used Flat out Flat and then High performance to seal it with. I added rollers to the bottom for...

"Finished in General Finishes Bone White Chalk Style Paint with their Weathered Gray (water based) wood stain used for the shading and stenciling. The top has new wood planks stained in a grayish weathered color and sealed in General Finishes High Performance top coat." - Home Sweet Vintage Painted Furniture    

Loving this solid walnut buffet makeover by The Modern Vintage. The body was painted in General Finishes Basil Milk Paint, then distressed and glazed in a dark walnut stain. The top was stripped then stained with Early American Water Based Wood Stain.

"The transformation on this pair was amazing! I would use this awesome vintage style card catalogue pulls on all the things if I could!! These have new plank tops added and stained in General Finishes Water Based Stain in Espresso with Linen Milk Paint." - Airdrie Furniture Revival

"This vintage Dixie nightstand has been refinished from head to toe. Painted with General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White and the top was refinished in Chestnut water based Wood Stain." - Indigo Lane Furniture LLC

"This stunning dining set has detail. The top layer is a mix of General Finishes water based stain in Espresso and Antique Cherry while the lower layer is Antique Cherry to create a two tone effect and has been sealed with multiple coats of General Finishes High Performance semigloss topcoat. The chairs, table skirt and base have been painted with General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White and layered with an antiquing glaze to highlight the details and create the aged vanilla finish. Then...
"This beautiful, solid cherry, eleven drawer dresser has been finished throughout. The top was stained in General Finishes Walnut Water Based Stain. The variations in color are stunning!" - Pendulum Designs & Restorations    
Gravity Hill Furnishings, GF's August 2017 Retailer of the Month, created this classic look.   "The body was sprayed with Snow White Milk Paint using a Wagner flexibility sprayer. The top was stained with a custom mix of Espresso and Weathered Gray Water Based Stains. and sealed with HPTC Satin."   Visit Gravity Hill Furnishings at Gilley's Antique & Decorator Mall located at 5789 US-40 Booth C-11 Plainfield, IN or Studio Stuff at 43 North Main Street Franklin, IN.      

This piece was given a fresh look with General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint. The top was created with a custom mix of General Finishes Water Based Weathered Gray and Espresso Wood Stains. Sealed with High Performance Topcoat in Satin.

"Custom blend of colors from General Finishes! Patina Green and Whitewash Stain. It's such a beautiful color." - Terrys Tweaked Tiques.  
"I love this classic Farmhouse look. This client owned piece was brought to us for a makeover and I must say I love the way it turned out! We refinished this one in General Finishes Espresso water based stain and Antique White (Milk Paint). The piece was slightly distressed to let that dark Mahogany wood show through. The whole thing was then finished off in GF HP topcoat in satin. We left the original pulls with the perfect amount of patina to make the piece!" - Painted Paradise - Antiques,...
Fantastic front door transformation with General Finishes Brown Mahogany Water Based Stain by Dan Deweese Painting and Wood Finishing   Learn more about GF's Water Based Wood Stains in this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QnrhELTJkc&t=189s    

"This solid oak table set was refinished using General Finishes Espresso Water Based Wood Stain on the top and Antique White Milk Paint on the base and chairs. It was then distressed to highlight all of the edges and really give it that farmhouse look! We sealed the whole thing with GF High Performance Satin." - Painted Paradise - Antiques, Vintage, and Repurposed Furniture

Painted Paradise auctioned this set to raise money for their local church's efforts in Honduras - such a noble...

Gravity Hill Furnishings created this beautiful custom stain color by mixing General Finishes Weathered Gray & Espresso Water Based Stains.    
This cut-out cross sign was made by Said Your Way Studio & Signs, GF's 2017 July Retailer of the Month. Loving the color combo of Weathered Gray and Walnut Water Based Stain along with Persian Blue and Antique White Milk Paint.   Stop by Said Your Way Studio at 1013 W. 7TH ST. AUBURN, IN to pick up your favorite GF Products. Visit them online at http://www.saidyourwaystudio.com/ and check out their painting workshop...
Said Your Way Studio & Signs, GF's 2017 July Retailer of the Month finished this Amish made cabinet with Persian Blue Milk Paint, Whitewash Water Based Stain and High Performance Topcoat.   Stop by Said Your Way Studio at 1013 W. 7TH ST. AUBURN, IN to purchase GF products and to take part in fun hands on painting workshops. Visit them online at http://www.saidyourwaystudio.com/ for more info.    

We adore this bench refinish by Nap Time Creations! This solid oak storage bench was painted with General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint, then white-washed with Winter White Glaze Effects. The seat was stained with Espresso Water Based Wood Stain.

"I had the opportunity to refinish a very sweet lady's childhood bed so she may pass it down to her own daughter! Got the bed all cleaned up and retained to bring it back to life using General Finishes Brown Mahogany Water Based Wood Stain... If I may say so myself, it's pretty dang gorgeous!" - Heavenly Chic Refinishing
We delivered this amazing custom pedestal table this afternoon. We sanded it down completely and re-stained the top in General Finishes Shaker Maple Water Based Wood Stain and painted the base in their Chalk White Chalk Style Paint." - Upcycling by Amy   Check out this video to learn more about applying water based wood stain to raw wood: https://youtu.be/7QnrhELTJkc    

"This absolutely stunning vintage Queen Anne style desk has a fresh new look and is ready to brighten up a new home! General Finishes Antique Oak Wood Stain brings out the natural look to the top grain and Driftwood Milk Paint perfectly complements the graceful claw and ball foot details and serpentine drawers." - For Love of the Paint

"I am literally obsessed!!!! This farmhouse beauty is ready to go home! I love the perfectly imperfect farmhouse look and this coffee table was screaming "make me old"! The top was refinished using General Finishes Antique Oak Water-Based Stain with a custom flat finish." ReFind Design by Coco Clare

"Did you know you can stain wicker seats? Use a firm stencil brush and find your stain! Used General Finishes Whitewash (Water Based Stain) and it's getting gorgeous!" - The Broken Masterpiece      

General Finishes Dark Cherry Water Based Wood Stain sample

This DIY Mulled Wine Kit by Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies is the perfect gift for the Holidays!   That beautiful aged wood look was achieved with General Finishes Antique Oak Water Based Wood Stain. Get all the details of this project at http://www.findingsilverpennies.com/2016/12/diy-mulled-wine-kit-free-pri...    

"I finished up this beauty! It's headed home today and is ready to be a kitchen island. The top was restained in General Finishes Espresso water-based Wood Stain and sealed with Arm-R-Seal. Case painted in Seagull Gray Milk Paint." - Roots & Wings Furniture

2016 Design Challenge Entry - Professionals Upcycled Furniture

"We've taken this Old All Solid Wood 48" Long Hard Rock Maple Buffet and completely Sanded and Striped the original Maple colored finish off of it..We then used General Finishes "White Wash" Water Base Stain on the Top and Body of this Piece..We Sprayed "Dixie Belle" Sea Glass on the Drawers and all interiors..We lightly distressed the "White Wash" & "Sea Glass" Then Sealed it all with General Finishes "Flat-Out-Flat...