Water Based Wood Stains & Dyes

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.

Water Based Pre-Stain Conditioner Natural

General Finishes Pre-Stain Conditioner

Water-Base 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. Click here for a guide for spray tip sizes.

Water Based Wood Stains

Water base wood stains from General Finishes

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 Dye Stains

General Finishes Dye Stain

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.

Enduro Extender

Extender is a wetting additive used to increase the drying time of any water based stain, topcoat or glaze.