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.
New Milk Paint 2014 Range
The new General Finishes Milk Paint colour range has arrived for the summer! See the great new colour range on the 2014 Milk Paint Colour Chart.
New stockist in Ireland: The Restore in Fermoy, Co.Cork.
VAR Top Coat
A self crosslinking polyurethane that looks more like an oil varnish than a water coating.
Interior / exterior acrylic paints suitable for indoor or outdoor furniture, crafts, and cabinets. Produce a high quality satin sheen finish.
H. P. Top Coat
The hardest, most durable consumer polyurethane top coat on the market today. Contains a UV Stabilizer.
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.
|Acanthus Interiors purveyor of gorgeous gifts, modern and antique furniture and interior design service at 201-203 Bruntsfield Place,
EH10 4DH, UK. 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.
|The Carpentry Store for woodworking, craft supplies and much more. Located just off the M7 motorway from Naas to Dublin.
Address: Unit D4, M7 Business Park, Newhall, Naas, Kildare, IRELAND.
Phone: +353 45 883 088.
|Carte Blanche are Scotland’s foremost decorative painting team. Address: Unit 7, 14 Dunkeld Road Perth PH1 5RW. Tel: 01738 587 600.
|Country Modern - Furniture "Brought Back to Life with Passion and Paint" Address: Nowhere Lane, Great Witchingham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5PD. Tel: 01603 554 224.
|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.
|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.
|HOLZPROFI Austria offers a wide variety of woodworking machines, tools and accessories. Legnotool GmbH, Stickerweg 3, CH-9453 Eichberg, Switzerland. Tel: +41 79 772 74 39. Also outlets in Austria.
|KAST Services offer custom furniture and up-cycling services. Also modular flooring, equipment stands and display cases for industrial customers. Offer RTM stain mixing service. 28 Ryefield Crescent, Northwood Hills, London, HA6 1LT. On Metropolitan line. Tel: 07764 581 592.
|Marilyn & Melrose shabby chic, retro and vintage studio. 12 Narrowgate, Castle Quarter, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1JG. Tel: 0166 560 5661.
|Miss Pauley's is an arts & craft centre with workshops. 42 Chalmers Street, Dunfermline, KY12 8DF. Tel: 01383 737 614.
|Miss Polly's Paint Pot sell bespoke pieces of painted furniture, mirrors and home ware. 160 Main Street, Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2AW. Tel: 01289 302 493.
|The Restore lovingly restore and up-cycle items of furniture to create beautiful one off pieces. Address: 57 Patrick Street, Fermoy, Co.Cork, IRELAND. Phone: +353 86 825 1551.
|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: Faraday Close,
Nottinghamshire, DN11 8RU, 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.
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 Retail Brochure:
- Scottish Woodcraft Exhibition, Ingliston, Edinburgh. Friday 17th & Saturday 18th October 2014 - event cancelled this year but our open day on the Sunday is still on!
- 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.
- Midlands Woodworking & PowerTool Show, Newark Showground,
Nottinghamshire, Friday 27th & Saturday 28th March 2015.
- Flooring Show, Stand B40, Harrogate International Centre, September 2015.
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.