GENERAL FINISHES WATER BASED MILK PAINTS & GLAZES.
MILK PAINTS ARE DURABLE, PREMIXED ACRYLIC PAINT, FORMULATED FOR INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PROJECTS. THEY CAN BE USED ALONE, LAYERED OVER ANOTHER MILK PAINT COLOR, OR COMBINED WITH A GENERAL FINISHES GLAZE FOR A DECORATIVE FINISH. MILK PAINTS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH EXISTING FINISHES, STAINS, AND OTHER PAINTS. THEY WILL ADHERE TO A VARIETY OF SURFACES INCLUDING WOOD, FIBERGLASS, PVC, VINYL & MOST COMPOSITE MATERIALS.
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"For Beautiful Woods"
Water Based Wood Stains & Dyes
Nothing produces color on wood like a water-based stain. General Finishes Water Based Wood Stains and Dye Stains allow you to create the truest, deepest colors possible on any wood species.
Water Based Wood Stains
General Finishes Water Based Stains have all the advantages of oil base stains: they spread easily, can be repaired, can be blended effortlessly, and have plenty of open time. The thicker formula allows controlled penetration, which will reduce blotching on softer woods such as Aspen, Pine, and Maple.
Water Based Pre-Stain Conditioner Natural
Water-Based Pre-Stain Conditioner Natural is the same formula as all our water base stains but contains no colorant. Use Pre Stain Conditioner Natural as a wood conditioner to control blotching on hard to stain woods such as maple, pine, and cherry.
Water Based Dye Stains
Unique, water-based, ultra penetrating stains designed to work like solvent-based stains. The deep rich tones enhance the wood grain and produce vibrant colors especially on woods like cherry, walnut, and maple. Dye stains can also be used as a toner when mixed with GF water based topcoats.
Water Based Milk Paints & Glazes
Environment-friendly General Finishes green water base finishes are easy to apply, durable, and simple to repair. Water-based Milk Paints can be used with our Glazes and Water Based Wood Stains to create decorative finishes such as distressing, antiquing, faux marble, rag rolling, or color washing.
Milk Paint was developed by the gang from General Finishes for many uses - from a clear, bright contemporary look to old fashioned painted furniture with a good range of color that could be extended by the user. If you like chalk paints or true milk paints, try pre-mixed Milk Paint from GF.
General Finishes Pearl Effects are water-based decorative, acrylic pearlescent colors used to create specialty finishes. They may be applied over General Finishes Milk Paints, stains and water-based topcoats to create a translucent metallic pearl effect. Available in Argentine Pearl, Bronze Pearl, Burnished Pearl, Champagne Pearl, Copper Pearl, and Tawny Pearl.
Glaze Effects are translucent water based colors used to create beautiful decorative finishes such as distressing, marble, shabby chic, burnishing, color washing, rag rolling and wood graining.
Water Based Top Coats & Sanding Sealers
Winning Fine Woodworking's Top Choice and Best Brush-on award, General Finishes Water-based Top Coats have been proven to be a consumer favorite. Formulated to be durable and consumer-friendly, these "green" wood finishes are continuing to earn high marks in the wood finishing world.
Flat Out Flat Self Cross-Linking Acrylic Topcoat
FOF is a truly "Flat" water-based topcoat with a velvety look and feel. Made with a durable self cross-linking acrylic, it' performance characteristics are similar to GF High Performance. In addition, it may be used over or under High Performance.
High-Performance Polyurethane Water Based Top Coat
Winner of Fine Woodworking's Best Overall Choice Award, High-Performance Top Coat is the hardest, most durable consumer polyurethane top coat on the market today. It contains all the consumer-friendly characteristics of PolyAcrylic Blend.
Enduro-Var Water Based Polyurethane Varnish
Enduro-Var is a self-crosslinking polyurethane that looks more like an oil varnish than a water coating. It ambers slightly, is our most durable coating, is highly water resistant, and is both sprayable and brushable. Suitable for cabinets and millwork. Enduro-Var ADHERES WELL only over WATER STAINS, DYE STAINS, and RAW WOOD. It will adhere over an oil stain ONLY IF the stain is completely dry (minimum 4 days drying). Use Enduro-Var over any other surfaces at your own risk. Available in Flat, Satin, Semi-gloss and Gloss.
Wood Turner's Finish
WTF is a non-toxic water/oil urethane hybrid for use on wood turnings, salad bowls, and other lathe turned projects. It produces a rich amber tone and dries to recoat in minutes.
Water Based Sanding Sealer
Sanding Sealer is a water based acrylic basecoat. It provides initial sealing for all GF water based topcoats and can be used over raw wood or a stained surface.
Oil Based Wood Stains & Sealers
Our oil-based finishes have been foolproof for over 60 years. As a testimony to General Finishes Wood Stains' overall excellence, several woodworking magazines have awarded GF Stains their highest recommendations in national competitions. We think you will too.
Oil Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner
Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner is specifically designed for use before staining new or bare soft and porous wood surfaces such as with Aspen or Pine.
It penetrates the grain of the wood to promote uniform acceptance of stain and helps prevent streaking and blotching to help ensure a beautiful, even stain.
Oil Based Seal-a-Cell (Clear)
An unusual combination of oils and urethanes, Seal-A-Cell Clear for decades has served craftsman as the best way to get the that "natural" look on beautiful woods that aren't to be stained.
Oil Based Liquid Wipe-on Penetrating Wood Stains
Oil-based Wood Stains are made from the highest quality oils, resins, and pigments to ensure your finishing project will be an easy and rewarding experience.
Oil Based Gel Stains
This is the home of the popular Java Gel stain that has been featured across the nation's social media for repurposing & upcycling furniture and cabinets. Gel stain that has the most "finishing feel" of all our products. Woodworkers love the lustrous finish that shows up when rubbing out the 2nd and 3rd coats. Gel Stains are formulated with a combination of pigments, oils, and urethanes to produce a durable and beautiful "hand-rubbed" finish.
Oil Based Top Coats
We have the superior Wipe-on Oil-base Wood Top Coats in liquid or gel: pre-stain conditioners, urethanes and oil & urethane combinations.
Oil Based Arm-R-Seal Urethane Topcoat
Arm-R-Seal topcoats are made with only the highest quality urethane resin, making them extremely durable and long lasting. They are formulated to be wiped on with a cloth or applied with a foam brush, thus eliminating drips and sags. They penetrate to provide deep down protection and that " natural" look.
Arm-R-Seal is available in Satin, Semi-Gloss, and Gloss.
Oil Based Gel Urethane Topcoat
Gel Topcoat may be used to topcoat any stain. Although Gel Stains contain urethane, Gel Topcoat has a higher content of urethane and may be used to topcoat Gel Stains for more protection.
Gel Topcoat is available in satin. For semi-gloss or gloss sheens, use Arm-R-Seal Topcoat.
Oil Based Salad Bowl Finish
Create a beautiful and safe finish on wooden bowls, cups, spoons, decorative wood countertops or other wood surfaces that contact food. For actively used butcher block countertops that are used for chopping and cutting, only use Butcher Block Oil.
General Finishes Outdoor Oil is exterior-rated penetrating linseed oil. It contains UV stabilizers, mildew prohibitors, and twice the oil contained in competing brands. We highly recommend Outdoor Oil for all exterior outdoor wood projects, particularly wood furniture. It can be used by itself, over any stain, and on pressure treated wood. Outdoor Oil is available in Clear. Note: Outdoor Oil may not adhere over extremely oily exotic woods.