Water Based Wood Stain

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

This antique secretary was lovely as is, just a bit dated. With the faux barnwood finish, I was able to give it a fresh new look that perfectly complements my clients space! 

"General Finishes Chapin Gray, Walnut Stain, HPTC Satin, wood graining tools and a planked shelf all came together to transform this ugly duckling into a beautiful swan." - Amini Design Ashburn    
"This beautiful burled walnut vintage chest was refinished in a custom toner to preserve and deepen the beautiful grain. It was created using General Finishes Black water based stain and HPTC, in a 1:4 ratio. The body was painted in GF Queenstown Gray Milk Paint." Mettle Modern Design                
"Added the stainless clock hands to make them pop more then the standard black hands. Finished it with General Finishes Brown Mahogany Water Based Stain and Enduro Clear Poly." - Rustic Grain Designs    

"USMC clock done. Really happy with the way this one turned out. The natural look of the wood instead of painting the numbers and logo make this piece pop. What do you guys think of this look ? Finished it with General Finishes Brown Mahogany Water Based Stain and Enduro Clear Poly sprayed with the Fuji Spray Hvlp Q5 Platinum." - Rustic Grain Designs

"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.