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Exterior 450 Stain & Top Coat Showcase

We used General Finishes Exterior Products to refurbish the horse stalls in our barn - they had been empty and untreated for almost 10 years, and the results were fabulous. See before and after pictures below. After power power-washing and sanding down the previous oil base finish, we sprayed a 50/50 mixture of Olde Cherry Exterior 450 Stain and Coffee Bean Exterior 450 Stain mixed with an equal quantify of Exterior 450 Clear top coat. Next time we might add a little dye stain.

Floor Cloth Border painted with GF Water Based Milk Paint

Here is a photo of the floor cloth I painted using acrylic paint for the fish and smaller details, but the checker board and borders were done with GF milk paint (Antique Ivory, Lamp Black and Tuscan Red). The paint performed very well on canvas!

Coffee Table with Glaze

This table was finished in Waterbase Black Milk Paint, glazed with Water based Red Sienna, and top coated with oil based Arm-R-Seal by Charles Riccardella.

Hutch With Furniture Paint & Glaze

This is our Millstone Furniture Paint, with Vandyke Brown Glaze and Light Brown Dye Stain for the stain on the top for the unit. Contributed by Dannar Country Furniture.

Chaise with Dye Stain & Endurovar Topcoat

Mahogany Chaise Lounge finished with Waterbase Amber Dye Stain, Water base Brown Mahogony Stain & Waterbased Enduro Var top coat. Contributed by Bob Schendorf Woodworking from Huntington Station NY.

Mahogany Entertainment Center with Dye Stain & Endurovar Top Coat

Mahogany wood entertainment center finished with with Waterbased Yellow Dye Stain, Water Base Medium Brown Dye Stain and Water-Base EnduroVar top coat. Contributed by Bob Schendorf Woodworking from Huntington Station NY.

Cherry Table & Chairs with Oil Base Stain & Arm-R-Seal Topcoat

The finish for this Cherry drop leaf dining table and chairs is General Finish Wood Stain (Oil Base) (2
coats) and Arm-R-Seal (7 coats) with a top coat of Skidmore's Liquid Beeswax (a nearby Wyoming business).
Contributed by Larry J. Edwards, Ph.D., FSAScot., KSG

Cherry Cabinets finished with Waterbase EnduroVar Top Coat

Cherry Cabinets finished with Waterbase EnduroVar Top Coat contributed by Cabinets By Alan in New Jersey

Distressed Entertainment Center

Finished with Custom General Finishes Furniture Paint, matched to Benjamin Moore Dove White, with Van Dyke Brown glaze and Vintage Cherry Waterbase Dye Stain. Contributed by Bob Schendorf Woodworking of New York. 631-470-7507.

Drum Set Finished With Arm-R-Seal

Finished with Arm-R-Seal. Contributed by Artisan Drumworks.

Cherry Door Finished with Exterior 450

Cherry door finished with Olde Cherry Exterior 450 wood stain and Exterior 450 top coat. Contributed by Bob Schendorf Woodworking.

Water Base Dye Stain Review 02/28/2011

North American red oak dining table and bench, finished with General Finishes water-based dye stain (Medium Brown), and General finishes high performance water-based polyurethane (General Finishes polyurethane cross-linker used on final two coats).
Contributed by Scott Polak.

Bunk Bed Finished in Antique Cherry Water Based Stain

Bunkbed and chest of drawers finished in Antique Cherry Waterbased Wood Stain with Enduro Satin Poly Topcoat.

Enduro Clear Poly Mixed with Custom Color

This piece is a custom color mixed in Enduro Poly Clear Semi-Gloss. Provided by Bob Schendorf of Long Island.

Wood Pens Finished With Endurovar

Contributed by Rohr Woodworking from W. Bloomfield Michigan

Award Winning Armoire

Seal-A-Cell and four coats of Arm-R-Seal, then GF satin wax. Contributed by Art Hoffman.

Artistry in Wood
Double Tansu in Acacia and Kiatt by Art Hofmann
Brass handles by Avigal David, Gilon, Israel
Award of Excellence in Furniture

Shaker Bed-side Table

General Finishes brick red painted finish with natural red-oak top.

Planner Mobil Cabinet, Yellow

Yellow Dye Stain on soft maple.

Step One- Shellac Seal Coat, Sanded
Step Two-Dark Rub On Stain, Sanded
Step Three-General Finishes, Yellow Dye Stain
Step Four-Gloss Poly

Cabinet Finish-Tung Oil

Wood Turners Finish by Robert Greenberg

I turned a segmented pen to see how well the finish would fill.  It exceeded my expectation. It was so much easier to apply and finish then the CA finish I have been using and the big bonus if I didn't have to deal with the fumes.

Yesterday I turned a pen using tulipwood.  The ease in applying the finish was amazing.  Six light coats, no raised grain and the finish was so good that I didn't even have to buff it.

3 Bowls fiished with Enduro-Var

Attached is a picture of three bowls that I finished with General Finishes "Enduro-Var" water based urethane - semi-gloss. The bowl wood, from bottom to top is: spalted maple, ash, ginko. Photo Submitted by Clifford Bienert