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Wood Turner's Finish is a water-oil urethane hybrid for use on wood turnings, salad bowls and other lathe-turned projects. This water-based wood finish produces a slight amber tone and dries to recoat in minutes.

Satin Finishing Wax is a special blend of waxes designed to give oil-finished woods a rich luster. It can be used as a polish for rubbing out new finishes or as a scratch-remover for worn surfaces. It works well over both oil- and water-based finishes, including Danish Oil.

Salad Bowl Finish is a durable oil-and-urethane oil-based finish and can be used as a beautiful and safe topcoat on wooden bowls, cups, spoons, decorative wood countertops or other wood surfaces that come into contact with food.

General Finishes Ready To Match (RTM) Stain System is a water-based stain color-matching system designed to make your color-matching ability a breeze. This system consists of 10 standard stain bases and a clear that are intermixed to make 150 rich, deep wood stain colors.

Yes, but it will evaporate much more quickly so you will need to rewet the discharge pad more frequently. See the video below for how to update existing finishes using a dry brush technique.

While Gel Stain can be applied over an existing finish, it was originally engineered for raw wood surfaces. We prefer applying the Gel Stain over a slip coat of mineral spirits instead of topcoat as shown in this video. (http://bit.ly/1WwDUQ1) 

The slip coat will reduce the drag and help the stain "glide on" easier. The other important technique shown in this video is to apply the stain liberally in sections and remove the excess quickly. Gel Stain is so pigment rich you will get an uneven application if you try to dab it on with a dry rag.

In our newest video Chris Adams and Tom Monohan of General Finishes demonstrate how to update your existing cabinets with GF Water Based Wood Stain and Dye Stain with a technique called toning. Toning does not require any messy stripping or sanding.

It's a wrap! General Finishes next round of tutorial videos are on their way!  We will be releasing one per week for the month of November so stay tuned.

In this video, Tom and Sheryl Monahan of General Finishes show how to refresh existing oak cabinets with General Finishes Brown Mahogany

Begin with the end in mind

Wood finishing is fun and easy. Don't rush through finishing a piece of furniture as if it is a race. Imagine how it will look finished in your home in living color. Set up a good prep area. Turn on some tunes. Get creative and enjoy the journey.