High-Quality Wood Finishes
Designed To Meet Specific Finishing Objectives
General Finishes Manufactures 6 Stain Lines:
Totaling more than 80 colors
They are all made with the highest-quality ingredients to give you an outstanding finish every time.
This comparison video does a great job quickly comparing all of General Finishes wood stains.
(Please note, Von Tobel does not carry the RTM stains or Milk Paint.)
Water Based Products
General Finishes is America’s leading manufacturer of innovative water-based stains and finishes. Started in 1928, they’ve been focusing solely on water finishes since 1992.
Great for cabinets, furniture, millwork, and much more.
These durable water-based finishes are:
- environment friendly
- VOC compliant
- water clean-up
- low odor
- dry in 1-2 hours
Water Based Wood Stain
Available in 18 colors
Most advanced interior stains on the market
Produces a rich, dark, uniform coverage with vibrant color
Can be applied over finished or raw wood
Re-stain existing finishes without stripping or sanding
Brush or spray application
Water Based Dye Stain
- Available in 14 colors
- General Finishes’ most transparent stain
- Magnifies the grain of raw wood
- Can be mixed with water-based topcoats to create toners
- Layer under other General Finishes stains to enhance color
High Performance Water Based Topcoat
All-purpose finish for residential interior wood projects
Gives a professional-grade finish
Brush, roll, or spray application
Oil Based Products
Oil Based Gel Stain
- Comes in 15 heavy-bodied colors
- Featured across social media for upcycling furniture and cabinets
- Provides the deepest, richest colors of any oil-based stain available
- Longer open & dry times than water based stains
- Thick gel is perfect for applying to vertical surfaces
- Can be applied over finished or raw wood
- Requires working in a well ventilated area
Oil Based Liquid Wood Stain
- Comes in 14 classic & contemporary colors
- Interior high-quality pigmented stain
- Thinner than the oil based gel stain
- Great for detailed projects
- Designed to be applied over raw wood surfaces
- Easy wipe-on application
ARM-R-SEAL Urethane Wipe-On Topcoat
Ambering finish penetrates to provide deep-down protection for a “natural” look
Made with the highest-quality urethane resin
Extremely durable and long-lasting
Wipe on or foam brush application
Made With Renewable Resources
General Finishes manufactures wood coatings made with more than 50% renewable resources, formulated from sustainable materials that decrease the carbon footprint, such as vegetable oils and plant proteins.
Renewable resources are a recent, eco-friendly advancement in the paint and coatings industry.
General Finishes products formulated with renewable resources meet the standard of excellence you have come to expect — including adhesion, coverage, color and durability — with all the benefits of water finishes.
Look for the green icon on select products.
Browse The General Finishes Catalog
Please note we do not carry General Finishes RTM Stains or Water Based Milk Paint.