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.

Recommended Accuspray HVLP atomizing sets: .043 -.051 tip and nozzle, No. 9 air cap.


Whitewash, Natural (clear finish), Country Pine, Golden Oak, Antique Oak, Pecan, Shaker Maple, Early American, Antique Cherry, Black Cherry, Rosewood, Walnut, Brown Mahogany, Espresso and Black. The digitized colors shown are for reference purposes only. Always test stain on a hidden area of the wood to verify desired color.


Water Based Wood Stains Review 01/02/2011

3 years 42 weeks ago

When I saw "new & improved" on the water-based stains I was skeptical (figured you added more water like we did). Now my finish shop looks forward to using the product. Keep the improvements coming!
Rick Howenstine

John Loves GF Water Base Wood Stains

1 year 4 weeks ago

I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how much I like your products, especially your water base stains. I'm a home owner and weekend project builder. I've been using your product for years and do like them very much. Over the years you have thickened your stain and this has made them even more easy to use and more forgiving. Thank-you for making an outstanding product. I love it even more that you are a local company.  John