General Finishes was founded in 1928 by a Milwaukee lumber company to make finishes for their cabinet-shop customers. In 1992 General Finishes made the decision that changed GF forever by irrevocably committing to water-based finishes.
General Finishes is now versatile and sophisticated enough to meet a wide range of water-based finishing needs, yet small enough to provide the kind of personalized service the larger manufacturers cannot.
General Finishes focuses on state of the art water-base finishes and water bourne coatings, and is the country's leader in water based finish technology offering wood stains, dye stains, top coats, gel stains, exterior wood finishes, liquid oil base stains, water based lacquers furniture paint. Appropriate for mill work, furniture, cabinets, garage doors, windows, decks, and more.