BrushStrokes By Mary Anne is the Proud Retailer of General Finishes “Award-Winning Stains & Finishes”


General-Finishes-Logo-2inx1inPurchase General Finishes – award winning water-based topcoats, wood stains and oil-based finishes for your next decorating project. Their wood finishing products are environmentally friendly, designed for easy use with more pigment and depth of color than any other finishes on the market!

Oil Based Gel Stains – Home of the popular Java Gel stain that has been featured across the nation’s social media for updating 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. (Antique Walnut, Black Gel, Brown Mahogany, Gray & Java Gel)

High Performance Flat & Satin Finishes – Water Based Topcoats


Purchase General Finishes Award Winning Coatings


Oil Based Gel Stains 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. Use over Water Based Wood Stains, Milk Paints, Chalk Style Paints and Pearl Effects.

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.

Available in Antique Walnut Gel Stain

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 Available in Black Gel Stain


 Available in Brown Mahogany Gel Stain

Available in Gray Gel Stain


Available in Java Gel Stain



High Performance Satin & Flat Topcoat

Is the Winner of Fine Woodworking’s Best Overall Choice Award, High Performance Topcoat was voted as the hardest, most durable consumer polyurethane water-based topcoat on the market today.

It contains a UV Stabilizer to retard the finish from breaking down in sunlight. And with its pure polyurethane durability, it can even be used on floors. This is the most durable product.

Colors: Water White (dries clear). Note: Water topcoats can pull tannins, stains and dyes from surfaces that are not properly prepped.

Sheens: Flat, satin 

 product-image-oil-based-gel-topcoat-satin-2014-general-finishesGel Satin Top Coat / Clear (Oil Based) 
This is General Finishes, Gel Top Coat which may be used to top coat any stain. Although Gel Stains contain urethane, Gel Topcoat has a higher content of urethane and may be used to top coat Gel Stains for more protection. Gel Topcoat is available in satin. Gel Satin is a heavy duty oil and urethane oil base top coat, which produces a beautiful hand rubbed quality finish. Gel satin is a thicker consistency, so there’s no drips, runs or spills.Recommended uses: windows, bookcases, wall shelves, furniture, toys, tables, dressers, stools, millwork, and doors.