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General Finishes, Wood Stains and Finishes

Milk Paint new colours

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.

Popular Products

VAR Top Coat
Milk Paint
Enduro Water Base Lacquer
Gel Stain

VAR Top Coat
A self crosslinking polyurethane that looks more like an oil varnish than a water coating.

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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.

Gel Stain
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
Dye Stain
H.P. Top Coat
Exterior 450 Stain

Graco EasyMax WP
Designed to spray a wide range of European (Fine Finish) paints for interior and exterior.

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Dye Stains
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.

Stockists

Acanthus Interiors purveyor of gorgeous gifts, modern and antique furniture and interior design service at 201-203 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DH. Tel: 0131 466 5267.
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.
Vintage Betty 'Modern Vintage for the Home' hand painted and finished furniture. Address: Pentre Road, St.Clears, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4LR. Tel: 0781 118 5511. Direct online shop link.

Furniture Painting 101 Class by Carte Blanche

We are delighted to advise that our stockist Carte Blanche will be holding their 'Furniture Painting 101' class at the Edinburgh warehouse of General Finishes UK on Saturday 14th June 2014. For further details and booking please see Carte Blanche Classes.

2014 Trade Brochure:

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Water Based Pro Floor System
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Water Based Floor Finishes

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.

Pro Floor System

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, Edinburgh, EH16 5UY. Phone: +441316615553, Fax: +441316080339. Items can be collected from our new warehouse but please call first.

Brochure: Download our General Finishes Europe Retail Brochure:

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2014 Events:

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.

General Finishes, East Troy, Wisconsin
Completed East Troy factory, 2007.

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