Waterbase Floor Stains & Topcoats

General Finishes is introducing a revolutionary water base floor stain that will challenge the conventional practice of using oil base floor stains. Enjoy faster application times using intermixable, vibrant colors with easy water cleanup.

Professional Finishes

General Finishes Professional waterbased finishes are recognized by the cabinet & millwork industry as the finest available. We offer conversion varnishes, dye stains, wood stains, paints, glazes, topcoats and sealers all designed for professional spray applications.

Retail Finishes

Buy GF's award winning waterbased topcoats, waterbase wood stains, glazes and and oil based finishes for your next home project. These wood finishing products are consumer friendly, designed for easy use with more pigment and depth of color than any other finishes on the market.


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Manufacturer of country's finest Water Base & Solvent Base Wood Finishing, Coatings & Flooring Products

As a finishing PROFESSIONAL, look no further for fine water-based, eco-friendly furniture paints and wood stains, cabinet finishes and superior green wood finishing products. Check out our award winning waterbase topcoats, watebased wood stains, glazes and professional waterborne coatings. From windows to garage doors to furniture and millwork, General Finishes has the most comprehensive water based finish line available offering dye stains, exterior water-base wood finishes, acrylic lacquers, varnishes, sealer, topcoats, wood stains and pre-catalyzed products. Try our products - they are recognized in the professional wood finishing industry as some of the finest waterbourne finishes available. Easy to use, friendly to the earth, our professional water based finishing products will make you look good!

Founded in 1928 to serve finishing RETAILERS, General Finishes has been a recognized pioneer in the development of waterborne stains and finishes for over twenty years. Our water-base topcoats, sealers and varnishes have won three prestigious national competitions against numerous major manufacturers (see Fine Woodworking Magazine issues Dec/1996, Nov/1998, and Dec/2006). Our proprietary stain technology has been the catalyst in our growth. We also offer a full line of traditional oil based urethane wipe on topcoats, stains and gel finishes. Although by size not in the category of a major manufacturer, you will find our customer service and high quality products will provide major benefits to your business. Your customers will appreciate the ease of use and enduring finish of General Finishes products.

Big Changes in Water Based Technology

Over the last decade you've heard how "new water based technology" has allowed us to improve the products in our waterbase line. Recently, water chemistry has made more advancements while solvents have remained unchanged. As a result, water finishes today are equal or superior to solvent based products in most applications.

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Product Catalog

Click here for a copy of the General Finishes Environmentally Friendly Waterborne Products Brochure.

New Improved Water Base Sanding Sealer

NEW! Conversion Varnish

Conversion Varnish is the latest addition to our professional water based product line.

New Improved Water Base Sanding Sealer

NEW Pro Floor Stains

New waterbase color matching floor system consisting of 10 standard stain bases and a clear intermixed to make an endless amount of rich, deep colors.