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WATER-BASED WOOD STAIN
General Finishes Water Based Stains have superior qualities over oil-based stains. Their high-quality pigments produce rich, dark, uniform colors on hard-to-stain woods like maple and pine. Low odor, low VOC, water cleanup, and noncombustible. Looking for a "green" environment-friendly finish? These stains are now formulated with more than 50% RENEWABLE RESOURCES formulated from sustainable materials that decrease the carbon footprint. Brush or spray. See our spray tip size
HIGH PERFORMANCE WATER BASED POLYURETHANE TOPCOAT
Winner of Fine Woodworking's "Best Overall Choice Award," High Performance Topcoat was voted as the hardest, most durable consumer polyurethane topcoat. It is so versatile, it can be brushed or sprayed. Now available in a new sheen, Dead Flat, formulated with new patented polymer technology. The new Dead Flat delivers a <5-degree sheen, high-water resistance, and very high chemical resistance.
WATER-BASED DYE STAIN
Water-based Dye Stains penetrate deep into the wood to beautifully magnify the grain. This low VOC stain will provide your project with more depth and color vibrancy than any other wood stain. This product is excellent for highly figured woods like mahogany, walnut or maple. Dye stains can also be used as a toner when mixed with Water Based Topcoats.
OIL BASED GEL STAIN
Gel Stain from General Finishes is home of the popular Java Gel Stain featured across the nation's social media for upcycling furniture and cabinets. Gel wood stains are heavy-bodied and do not penetrate as deeply into the wood as liquid oil-based wipe-on stains do, providing the deepest, richest colors of any oil-based stain available.
EXTERIOR 450 WATER-BASED WOOD STAIN
GF's Exterior 450 Stains are low VOC premium quality, exterior pigmented water-based wood stains designed for outdoor projects with vertical surfaces such as garage doors, entrance doors and furniture. Can be applied to wood, MDF, and fiberglass. Exterior 450 is now made with more than 50% RENEWABLE RESOURCES formulated from sustainable materials that decrease the carbon footprint. These stains not recommended for large horizontal surfaces such as a deck. Exterior 450 Stains contain U.V. absorbers to protect the finish and mildewcides to slow mold and mildew growth, but will not prevent the wood from changing color in sunlight. Brush or spray. See our spray tip size recommendations here.
EXTERIOR 450 WATER-BASED OUTDOOR TOPCOAT
Exterior 450 Topcoat a clear-drying low VOC finish suitable for vertical exterior surfaces, such as fences, patio furniture, garage doors and entrance doors. It is not recommended as a deck finish. Exterior 450 is fortified with UV absorbers to stabilize and protect the integrity the finish*, and built-in mildewcides to slow mold and mildew growth. It performs well as a clear coat or as an optional topcoat over darker colors General Finishes Milk Paint. Do not use over light or white paints as yellowing may occur. *The UV additive in 450 Clear will protect the integrity of the film, but will not prevent the wood from changing color from sunlight. Brush or spray. See our spray tip size recommendations here.
ENDURO PROFESSIONAL WATER-BASED PRE-CAT LACQUER
General Finishes water-based Enduro Pre-Cat Lacquer clear-drying wood finish uses new technology in the polymer manufacturing process. This unique formula produces a smaller and smoother particle, translating into a big increase in film clarity. The chemical, water, and yellowing resistance are superior to competitors, waterborne or solvent. With high block resistance and stack time at a great price point, this is the perfect coating for professional/industrial finishers and OEM production when fast production time is needed. Learn more about General Finish's entire finishing system of clear and pigmented primers, acrylic and polyurethane clears, pigmented topcoats and water-based stains here: 4 Reasons to Switch to Water-Based Finishes.