VOC Updates from General Finishes


The future of water-based finishes is good.

Enhanced versions of water-based wood finishes and coatings with improved performance characteristics are driving the coatings market for furniture, cabinets and other non-wood substrates. Today's water-borne topcoats, stains, and primers offer key benefits such as chemical resistance, high durability, low VOC emissions, fire compression, and water cleanup. General Finishes offers tomorrow's finishes today,

2019: VOC restrictions on Oil Gallons

Gallons of GF products listed below are prohibited from sale by various VOC regulatory agencies in the following states: California, Utah, Phoenix Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. Quarts, pints, and half-pints are not affected.

Gallons below are prohibited:

Oil Finishes

Oil Topcoats

  • Arm-R-Seal
  • Sealacell Clear
  • Wood Bowl Finish
  • Outdoor Oil

All Oil Gel Stains Gallons

  • American Oak-Gel
  • Antique Walnut-Gel
  • Ash Gray-Gel
  • Black-Gel
  • Brown Mahogany-Gel
  • Candlelite-Gel
  • Carbon Gray-Gel
  • Colonial Maple-Gel
  • Georgian Cherry-Gel
  • Gray-Gel
  • Java-Gel
  • New Pine-Gel
  • Nutmeg-Gel
  • Prairie Wheat-Gel
  • Topcoat Satin-Gel
  • White-Gel

Water Finishes

  • GF Accelerator
  • GF Extender


  • GF Gun Cleaner

The Good News...

All GF water-based products (including gallons) not listed above are not affected, as they are VOC compliant in all states. Finally, we are the country's leading water-based stain and finish manufacturer, ahead of all the competition.

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