Stains & Finishes

Nobody knows finishing products better than the friendly folk at Good Wood Furniture! We have selected only the finest products available that are current, user friendly, and give results. Some of these finishes are not available anywhere else. You choose the furniture, then select the finish. You can match your current décor, or create new exciting looks using the latest furniture finishing techniques. Whether you want the bold, luscious colors of water based paints, the look of aged wood that has acquired a patina from generations of use or the classic traditional wood tones of our wipe-on oil base finishes, we have the finish for you. You can create customized designer looks and save thousands of dollars, applying our finishes on real wood furniture from your local unfinished furniture retailer. We have all the tools you need. Not looking for furniture yet? Need a finish? Stop in – we will help you out!

General Finishes Gel Stain

General Finished Gel Wood Stain is a traditional, interior, oil based stain. Fast drying Wood Stain is available in fifteen wood tone colors.

Home of the popular Java Gel stain that has been featured across the nation’s social media for up cycling furniture and cabinets. Gel Stains are heavy-bodied and do not penetrate as deeply into the wood as liquid oil-based stains do, providing the deepest, richest colors of any oil based stain available.

Application techniques can vary, dependent on whether the substrate is raw wood or an existing finish. Gel Stain was originally developed for raw wood applications, but has been successfully used over existing finishes, either by painting it on, painting and wiping off, or by dry brushing. However, there are many issues that can occur when applying over an existing finish. See our videos for several techniques and test to your satisfaction before proceeding.

On raw wood, you can apply by wiping on LIBERALLY with almost any applicator: natural bristle brush, foam brush, paint pad applicator, or roller. Remove the excess with a cloth or absorbent paper towel such as a shop towel.

Additional coats can be applied for a deeper, richer color.


General Finished Gel Polyurethane Wipe On Finish

Seal and protect your stain with General Finishes Gel Polyurethane Topcoat. This durable easy to use wipe on finish is the perfect complement to the gel stains.

General Finishes Milk Paint

Available in 26 colors, General Finishes Milk Paint is a high quality interior/exterior pre-mixed paint. Not a true “casein based milk paint” but a modern version of old world paint with a strong mineral base. It is adaptable and UV resistant. It may be applied via brush or spray and possesses excellent flow and leveling properties.

You can mix it, lighten it, distress it, glaze it, layer different colors or antique it – perfect for up cycling or repurposing furniture. You can also intermix our Milk Paints with our Chalk Style Paint.

General Finished Chalk Style Paint

Chalk Style Paint is a casual chalky interior matte paint in 20 contemporary colors. This new palette complements our lively Milk Paint line with colors inspired by relaxed Scandinavian hues, British tradition and American favorites.

General Finishes High Performance Topcoat

Winner of Fine Woodworking’s Best Overall Choice Award, High Performance Topcoat was voted as the hardest, most durable consumer polyurethane topcoat. This water based topcoat is a great way to seal and protect your furniture. Available in Flat, Satin, Semi-gloss, or Gloss.

Your home is a natural reflection on you. When choosing wood finishes or paint stains for your wood furniture and moldings, think of the mood you want reflected in your room. Whether it be relaxing, fun, romantic, or exciting, the color scheme should all work together to create the perfect mood.



Please contact our Virginia Beach furniture store for more information about finishes and stains.