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Water Based Ext

Our water based exterior products.

Note: Milk Paints can also be used for exterior projects.


Milk Paint

Milk Paint was developed by the team from General Finishes for many uses - from a clear, bright contemporary look to old fashioned painted furniture with a good range of colour that could be extended by the user. If you like chalk paints or true milk paints, try pre-mixed Milk Paint from GF.

Not a true "milk paint" (there is no milk in it) but a modern version of old world paint with a strong mineral base, it is fabulously adaptable & UV resistant. Milk Paint can be used indoors or out & applied to furniture, crafts, and cabinets. Easy to use - consumers can hand apply or professionals may spray. It is the furniture paint with soul.

You can mix it, lighten it, distress it, glaze it, layer different colours, antique it - perfect for upcycling or repurposing furniture. Available in 28 mixable colours. Follow with our glaze effects for a distressed or antiqued look. Check out our Pinterest Board with furniture paint ideas.

High use flat surfaces such as dining tables and desks will develop the patina of every day life over time so we recommend top coating with High Performance (or Exterior 450) to our customers who are patina-adverse or wish extra stain protection.

Milk Paints can be used alone or used with any other product in the General Finishes Water Based line, including Wood Stains, and Top Coats.

Milk Paints are available in the following colours: Snow White, Antique White, Linen, Millstone, Dark Chocolate, Buttermilk Yellow, Somerset Gold, Sunglow, Basil Green, Patina Green, Lime Green, Emerald, Coral Crush, Persimmon, Holiday Red, Brick Red, Tuscan Red, Persian Blue, Halcyon Blue, Corinth Blue, Coastal Blue, Klein Blue, Royal Purple, Evening Plum, Seagull Grey, Driftwood, Queenstown Gray and Lamp Black. See the Milk Paint Colour Chart.

End of line colours below: Outback Brown, Cypress Green, Autumn Haze and Federal Blue.

Special offer: END OF LINE COLOURS HALF PRICE.

The digitized colours shown are for reference purposes only. Always test stain on a hidden area of the wood to verify desired colour.

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Exterior 450 Stain

GF’s Exterior 450 Stains are premium quality, exterior pigmented stains designed for outdoor projects. They contain U.V. absorbers and mildewcides for maximum protection from the elements. Exterior 450 Stains can be applied by brush, roll or spray. You have two options: Apply two coats Exterior 450 Stain with no topcoat for a semi-transparent look or apply one coat of stain, wipe off and apply several coats of Exterior 450 Clear Finish.

Available in Natural Base, Butternut, Sugar Maple, Chestnut, Cedar, Olde Cherry, Red Mahogany, Coffee Bean and Black Walnut.

See Exterior 450 Stain MSDS PDF.



Exterior 450

Exterior 450, our new clear water base varnish!

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, EXTERIOR 450 is fortified with UV absorbers to help minimize fading and maximize performance. Its built-in mildewcide retards mold and mildew growth.

Exterior 450

Exterior 450 is tough and flexible, and will resist the expansion and contraction of the wood through hot summers and cold winters that typically causes cracking and peeling. Available in Flat, Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss, it flows well and dries rapidly to a clear finish.

See our detailed Performance Data PDF for our Exterior 450 finish.