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EF Wood Stain - General Finishes - Whitewash

Item #
GRP6293_17
Rating:
90% of 100

This stain features the low-odor and easy cleanup of water-based stains, while emulating the easy spreading, blending, repairability and generous open times of oil-based stains. The blend of high-quality dyes and pigments provides rich, even color, and the heavier bodied formula allows controlled penetration, reducing blotching on hard-to-stain woods such as Aspen, Pine and Maple. Non-flammable and free of harsh chemicals and toxic vapors. Ideal for use with children's toys and furniture.

  • Apply liberally with a foam brush or a paint pad applicator.
  • Dry time is normally 1-2 hours under ideal conditions (70°F, 70% humidity).
  • Cooler temperatures/higher humidity will prolong dry time up to 8-10 hours.
  • If necessary, thin with 10-20% water.
  • Coverage: 150 sq. ft. per quart.

Note:Simply mix 10% to 15% (3-5 fl. oz. per qt.) of EF Extender with any water base stain or finish and mix well.

(1) EF Wood Stain - General Finishes - Whitewash
More Information
Brand General Finishes
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight 2.4900
Tech Spec
  • Suggested Application: foam brush, brush or spray
  • Suggested Surface Prep: Clean, dry. Raw wood sand with #120 grit and finish with #180-#220 grit.
  • Clean Up: Soap & Water
Tech Docs
Coverage No
Dry Time 2-4 hrs
Size Pint, Quart
Species Whitewash
4.5 / 5.0
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The Best Water-based Whitewash
This is one of the best Whitewashes you'll find. As with all waterborne finishes, it takes some experience to get an even coat. I've yet to see this stuff turn yellow, even on woods with heavy tanin content. Don't hesitate to try this or any other General Finishes water-based stain as they are all very consistent and vibrant. The color saturation is impressive. I've used it on both furniture and flooring with great success.
May 4, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Got the look I was looking for
I had to adjust the mix a little before I used it on the product, however the results were just what I wanted.
I find this product line easy t work with and adapt to what ever I have in mind for the project.
December 15, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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Used it before on an armoire and it looks fantastic.
Shannon S on Aug 7, 2018
Trying the whitewash on some barnwood I have.
Char R on Nov 14, 2015
Used it before on an armoire and it looks fantastic.
Shannon S on Aug 7, 2018
I use it on pine and finish with water based poly and have never had any problem with bleeding
Dario M on Apr 13, 2018
Trying the whitewash on some barnwood I have.
Char R on Nov 14, 2015
Ordered to whitewash stain a hard maple porch dining table.
Gary B. B on Aug 24, 2015
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Mike L on May 26, 2015
I use it on pine and finish with water based poly and have never had any problem with bleeding
Dario M on Apr 13, 2018
Ordered to whitewash stain a hard maple porch dining table.
Gary B. B on Aug 24, 2015
I used General Finishes whitewash on light ash cabinets. I used a water based poly top coat but it is turning yellow just in the areas where it was applied a little heavy. Help! How can I keep it white but seal it properly? These are kitchen cabinets that will get lots of use.
Sharon C on May 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Best product to use is the GF high performance topcoat.
Do I need to put any kind of sealer or clear coat on the whitewash?
Kyle K on Apr 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We have used this product as the outside and inside finish on a pie safe and the interior and shelves of several cabinet pieces. We have not ever used a sealer or clear coat. I think it's holding up just fine. It may depend on the look you want. You could perhaps use a wax finish if you want to keep the matte look to the finish.
Will the whitewash stain give me a soft white kitchen cabinet color? Having new Amish cabinets built and don't want them painted but looking for an off-white.
Gail R on Feb 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I did a rustic bathroom vanity with this. I'm happy with the turnout but it is pretty "paint-like" as opposed to more like a stain. You might try thinning it to get a more desired result. There just aren't a lot of options out there for the look you are hoping for. I did tons of research and this was the one that I decided on. However, I had a much smaller, less expensive project so I had lower expectations.
Can I use this stain over stain?
Julie B on Jan 27, 2018
I used whitewash over a light coat of 'weathered-oak' stain for a desk / cabinet on pine plywood; had good subtle variations most places, but thick & blotchy over one area of a horizontal desk surface. Light sanding over the blotches has somewhat evened-out the "painted" area, but needs more attention.
Any suggestions about how to "even-out" the remaining blotches would be appreciated ?
Stanley K on Nov 2, 2017
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