Have you heard about this amazing product line we have at Suite Pieces?

General Finishes is a collection of water and oil-based stains, pearl effects, glazes and topcoats. Many of their products can be used in several different ways and can also be mixed and matched. Here at Suite Pieces, we’ve paired different General Finishes products with many of our other lines products, such as Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint and Artisan Enhancements with amazing results.

Many of the General Finishes products can be applied simply with a foam brush. Drying times and conditions vary based on the product, but all their products are equally beautiful!

Pair of pink polka dot nightstands done with custom mix of Primer Red & Pure White (1:16) Grey Gel Stain tops & Pearl Effects in Burnished dipped legs. 

Grey Gel Stain topped nightstand with wood grain showing through. Done with 2 thin coats.

Grey & Gold nightstands. Done with Paris Grey Chalk Paint® & Pearl Effects in Burnished.

Peacock Buffet piece done in base coat of Old White Chalk Paint® & Pearl Effects Champagne. Peacock stencil done with teal foil. Insides of drawers painted with Florence Chalk Paint®.


General Finishes Gel Stains

General Finishes Gel Stain are heavy-bodied and do not penetrate as deeply into the wood as liquid oil-based stains do, providing deep, rich colors. You can apply Gel Stains in a solid, opaque fashion to get a deep color or you can apply it similarly to a satin and wipe back the excess to add dimension to the wood grain. Gel Stains are sealed with General Finishes High-Performance Topcoat, in Satin, Gloss, Flat.

Antique Walnut Gel Stain

Black Gel Stain

Nutmeg Gel Stain

Colonial Maple Gel Stain

Grey Gel Stain

Java Gel Stain – This is our most popular color. Some even call ALL the gel stains “Java Gel”.


General Finishes Glaze Effects

Glaze Effects are translucent water based colors used to create beautiful decorative finishes such as distressing, marble, shabby chic, burnishing, color washing, rag rolling and wood graining.

Glaze Effects can be inter-mixed or layered to create custom colors. They may also be layered over one another to create deeper, richer looks. Glaze Effects are sealed with General Finishes High-Performance Topcoat, in SatinGlossFlat.

Pitch Black Glaze Effects

Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects

Winter White Glaze Effects

General Finishes Pearl Effects

Pearl Effects are water based decorative, acrylic pearlescent colors used to create specialty finishes. We LOVE to add these to pieces give the piece the extra glitz! No topcoat needed.

Champagne Pearl Effects

Bronze Pearl Effects

Burnished Pearl Effects

For more information visit General Finishes website and for a quick rundown and some easy tips and tricks watch our video all about General Finishes.

We hope you’ll visit us soon!