General Finishes, Wood Stains and Finishes
General Finishes make the finest wood finishes. They are easy to use, the colours are fabulous and the top coats are strong and long wearing. Whether you want the bold, luscious colours of water based paints and stains or the classic traditional wood tones of our wipe-on Gel Stain, we have the finish for you.
VAR Top Coat
A self crosslinking polyurethane that looks more like an oil varnish than a water coating.
EF Milk Paint
Interior / exterior acrylic paints suitable for indoor or outdoor furniture, crafts, and cabinets. Produce a high quality satin sheen finish
NEW: Enduro Lacquer
An economical, high performing clear finish that provides superior clarity and hardness. Excellent water and chemical resistance.
Easy-to-use stains simply wipe on with a cloth or foam brush. Formulated with a combination of pigments, oils, and urethanes to produce a durable and beautiful finish.
Graco EasyMax WP
Designed to spray a wide range of European (Fine Finish) paints for interior and exterior.
Unique, ultra penetrating stains designed to work like solvent-based stains.
|H. P. Top Coat
Winner of Fine Woodworking's Best Overall Choice Award. The hardest, most durable consumer polyurethane top coat on the market today. Contains a UV Stabilizer. Can be used on floors.
|Exterior 450 Stain
Premium quality, exterior pigmented stains designed for outdoor projects.
|Bolgers an online retailer, distributer and manufacturer of quality woodworking and wood finishing supplies. Port Talbot, South Wales. Tel 01639 899 942. Online shop.
|Carte Blanche are Scotland’s foremost decorative painting team. Address: Unit 7, 14 Dunkeld Road Perth PH1 5RW. Tel: 01738 587 600. Web.
|Earlswood Interiors & Crafts are bespoke furniture makers, furniture restorers, woodturning suppliers, and run woodturning courses. Address: Unit 11, Earlswood Lakes Craft Centre, Wood Lane, Earlswood, Solihull, B94 5JH. Tel: 01564 703 706. Web.
|Gold Leaf Supplies are a Leading UK Supplier of Gold Leaf and Gilding Supplies and offer a very comprehensive range of ancillary products related to the gilding, decorative and traditional signwriting trades. Address: Unit C, Ogmore Court, Abergarw Trading Estate, Brynmenyn, Bridgend, CF32 9LW. Tel: 01656 720 566. Online shop. Note will export.
|Rutlands is a family owned and managed business dedicated to supplying premium quality, premium performance woodworking tools and cabinet hardware. Tel: 01629 815 518. Direct online shop link. Note Rutlands will export to most countries in Europe. |
|The ToolPost specialise in the supply of quality tools and equipment for woodturners, carvers and woodworkers. Address: Unit 7, Hawksworth, Southmead Industrial Park, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7HR. Tel: 01235 511 101. Direct online shop link. Note The ToolPost will export to most countries in Europe.|
|Turners Retreat first for wood, tools, abrasives, finishes, machinery, project supplies and safety equipment. Address: Brunel Close, Harworth, Nottinghamshire, DN11 8QA, UK. Phone: 01302 744 344. Direct online shop link. Note Turners Retreat will export water based products to most countries in Europe.|
Christmas Last Orders & Office Holidays:
For Mainland UK - 9am Friday 20 December
For NI & Ireland - 9am Thursday 19 December
For Europe - 9am Monday 16 December
No deliveries by our carriers on Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 December and Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 January.
Our office & warehouse will be closed on Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 December and Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 January. On Friday 27, Monday 30 & Tuesday 31 December and Friday 3 January office will be on reduced hours.
2014 Trade Brochure:
Water Based Pro Floor System:
General Finishes the leaders in water based technology for over 30 years launched their market changing Water Based Pro Floor System at The Flooring Show in Harrogate on 1st September. Customer's floors can now be stained and sealed within a day with a great range of highly UV stable intermixable colours using new premium pigmentation that offer coverage 30% greater than oil stains but without the strong odour of solvent systems.
The Water Based Pro Floor System offers 4 finishes for hardwood floors:
Pro Sealer - is a self-crosslinking single component sealer for hardwood floors designed to be used with Pro Floor Stains, Pro Image, and Pro Shield. 34% solids, self-crosslinking acrylic sealer. Apply over Pro Stain the same day and save time and labour.
Pro Stains - Stain and seal in one day, brilliant colours, excellent UV stability using new premium pigmentation, VOC 2010 compliant, coverage 30% greater that oil stains, no solvent odour, no combustion concerns.
Pro Image - durable, consumer friendly one part, and self-crosslinking urethane/acrylic top coat.
Pro Shield - our most durable floor finish, is a two part professional urethane/acrylic that requires our AZ catalyst.
Export Order Form: We are currently shipping to Mainland Britain from our web store. We can ship to most European destinations. Until we change to our new web site, we have a temporary solution for placing orders from EU countries outside Mainland Britain. Use our General Finishes Europe Export Order Form to place an order.
Use this form for:
- UK Islands & Ireland: Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Channel Islands, Ireland.
- EU Countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
- Non-EU Countries: Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland.
Address and Phone Number: We are pleased to advise we have now relocated to our new premises in Edinburgh to accomodate our expansion. Address: General Finishes, Unit 13, Peffermill Parc,
25 King's Haugh,
EH16 5UY. Phone: +441316615553, Fax: +441316080339. Items can be collected from our new warehouse but please call first.
Brochure: Download our General Finishes Europe 2012/13 Brochure:
- South East Woodworking and Power Tool Show, Kent County Showground, Friday 7th & Saturday 8th March 2014.
- Midlands Woodworking & PowerTool Show, Newark Showground,
Nottinghamshire, Friday 28th & Saturday 29th March 2014.
- Flooring Show, Stand B40, Harrogate International Centre, Sunday 21st - Tuesday 23rd September 2014.
- Scottish Woodcraft Exhibition, Ingliston, Edinburgh. Friday 17th & Saturday 18th October 2014.
- General Finishes Open Day Unit 13, Peffermill Parc, Edinburgh. Sunday 19th Oct 2014.
- North of England Woodworking and Power Tool Show, Stand 40 & 41, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, Friday 21st - Sunday 23th November 2014.
Go Green With General Finishes Environmentally Friendly Products: Most of our General Finishes and Enduro Water Based products now meet four of the American green standards. For details see our Go Green With General Finishes Environmentally Friendly Products pdf. (Note some products are only available by special order).
Exterior 450 Performance Data: See our detailed Performance Data for our Exterior 450 finish designed for exterior wood applications, Exterior 450 varnish provides your wood with a tough, protective finish that will withstand the rigors of the sun, rain, and wind. Ideal for outdoor furniture, doors, and case goods.
Factory Photo : Below is a photo of the manufacturing facility in East Troy, Wisconsin which opened in 2006. For more info see our History page.
Completed East Troy factory, 2007.
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