General Finishes offers award winning water-based topcoats, wood stains, and professional coatings. 

From windows to furniture and millwork, General Finishes has the most comprehensive water-based finish line available. The line includes dye stains, exterior water-based wood finishes, acrylic lacquers, wood stains and pre-catalyzed products. 

General Finishes products are recognized in the professional wood finishing industry as the finest finishes available.

Gallery of hardwood floors and cabinetry treated with General Finishes premium topcoats, woods stains, and professional coatings.

Water-Based Wood Stains

Nothing produces color on wood like a water-base stain. General Finishes Water-Based Wood Stains and Dye Stains allow you to create the truest, deepest colors possible on any wood species. General Finishes Water-Based Stains have all the advantages of oil-based stains: 

they spread easily, can be touched up, and blend effortlessly. The thicker formula allows for controlled coverage, which will reduce blotching on softer woods such as aspen, pine, and maple.

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 General Finishes water based topcoats.

Water Based Topcoats

Award winning best describes General Finishes line of superior water-base topcoats and sanding sealers. Capturing both Best Overall and Best Brush-on award from Fine Woodworking, our water-based topcoats have continued to delight the woodworking community around the world.

Gel Stains

Use General Finishes Gel Stain to repurpose existing cabinets and furniture.  You'll be pleased to hear that you don't need to strip the wood down to apply a new finish.  You just need to clean it well and buff it slightly.  Click here to see a nice video describing how it is done.