Homestead Finishes Stains Samples


The colors below are pictured on the most common hardwoods.

Note: We use General Finishes Clear wiping and industrial stains as a base and add our own colors. These are not General Finishes Colors.

GOLDEN PECAN
A good base color, slightly yellow. Good for a light pine color.

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(Pine, Maple, Birch, Red Oak, Mahogany, Cherry, Walnut)


PURITAN PINE
Excellent on pine, not too orange.

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(Pine, Birch, Maple, Red Oak, Mahogany, Cherry, Walnut)


IPSWICH PINE
Excellent on pine for that classic old time knotty pine look. Great for a little kick to cherry.

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(Pine, Birch, Maple, Red Oak, Mahogany, Cherry, Walnut)


GOLDEN OAK
A raw sienna-type color. Good yellow-brown that’s not too bright.

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(Pine, Maple, Birch, Red Oak, Cherry, Mahogany, Walnut)


FRUITWOOD
Good old brown color for cherry. A medium brown that’s not too orange or red. Great color for matching old tones on all woods.

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(Pine, Maple, Birch, Red Oak, Cherry, Mahogany, Walnut)


DRIFTWOOD
This is a light raw umber, a cool brown pigment color with just a touch of green. Use to tone down reds. An excellent color for the various shaded of fumed oak. Not too dark.

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(Pine, Maple, Birch, Red Oak, Cherry, Mahogany, Walnut)


PROVINCIAL
A little warmer (orange) and darker than driftwood, it’s close to Van Dyke Brown. An excellent color on oak and a good Mission Brown on quarter sawn white oak. Great on mahogany.

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(Pine, Maple, Birch, Red Oak, Cherry, Mahogany, Walnut)


COLONIAL MAPLE
This is a burnt sienna color. Great for those slightly red finishes on maple and pine from the 60’s. Pushes natural cherry just a bit if you want to darken it. A great base color to redden things or as a toner.

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(Pine, Birch, Maple, Red Oak, Mahogany, Cherry, Walnut)


EARLY AMERICAN MAPLE
A good deep medium warm brown similar to burnt umber, this is a great color for those old red maple finishes from the 50’s and 60’s. On cherry, this is just about the best one-step stain you can get that colors deeply, but doesn’t muddy the grain. Great for those real old pine finishes, but to tell you the truth, it looks great on all woods.

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(Pine, Maple, Birch, Red Oak, Cherry, Mahogany, Walnut)


ANTIQUE CHERRY
A similar color to Early American Maple, but a bit redder. This stain is also a good to use to get woods like maple, birch and poplar to look like real cherry. And, of course, it’s a great color for cherry.

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(Pine, Maple, Birch, Red Oak, Cherry, Mahogany, Walnut)


RED OAK
This is the most intense red color we have. A deep, rich red, this will produce those hard to reds you see on commercial furniture.

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(Pine, Maple, Birch, Red Oak, Cherry, Mahogany, Walnut)


RED MAHOGANY
Similar to the color above, but less red and darker. A close color to cordovan, you can use it to match dark cherry finishes.

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(Pine, Birch, Maple, Red Oak, Mahogany, Cherry, Walnut)


SPECIAL WALNUT
This is a basic dark brown, with just a hint orange. It’s a great color for dark Mission finishes. Excellent on white oak, walnut and mahogany for dark browns that aren’t too red.

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(Pine, Maple, Birch, Red Oak, Cherry, Mahogany, Walnut)


JACOBEAN
A very rich dark brown that’s a bit redder and darker than the Dark Walnut below. An exact match to Van Dyke Brown pigment. The darkest brown color we have.

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(Pine, Birch, Maple, Red Oak, Mahogany, Cherry, Walnut)


DARK WALNUT
This is a dead ringer for dark raw umber, the standard pigment used for “walnut” stains. A dark, cool brown color that’s great for any wood that you want dark, but with no red or orange. An excellent color for dark Mission Oak.

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(Pine, Maple, Birch, Red Oak, Cherry, Mahogany, Walnut)


EBONY
Your basic black. Use for ebonized finishes. Repeated applications will produce very dark blacks but still maintain transparency. Note how the different species of wood used affects the color.

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(Pine, Birch, Maple, Red Oak, Mahogany, Cherry, Walnut)


PICKLED OAK
This is the standard stain for pickling, whitewash, or liming. Titanium white pigment in this acrylic binder produces clean, bright whites that will not yellow and yet is transparent so that grain and figure shows through. When used with General Finishes High Performance Poly or Enduro Clear Acrylic & Poly a transparent, clean and non-yellowing finish is obtained. For hand application, we recommend wood not be sanded past 150 grit and use the wiping series base. Pickled Oak can be tinted with small amounts of Mixol colorants such as red, blue, black and green to product pastel stains and gray.

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(Pine, Birch, Maple, Red Oak, Mahogany, Cherry, Walnut)


ESPRESSO
This is a special application stain that allows you to achieve that dark Espresso color without a multi-step process. Formulated form dyes and pigments, this product looks great on just about anything you want in the dark Espresso color.

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