14 April: Our latest General Finishes stock delivery arrived at Southampton on 10th of April. We should receive it later this week.
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About Us

 John Boa and Roy Brown, owners of Bruach Ltd.

If you have any queries relating to an order, please get in touch with us.

For non-European enquiries about General Finishes, please get in touch with General Finishes USA. View USA website www.generalfinishes.com and see 'Where to buy' or 'Contact us' pages.


After-sales: aftersales@bruach.com 

Enquiries**: enquiries@bruach.com

  ** For queries, please check the Info & Techniques section first. For very technical questions, it is best to contact us by email.

Trade: trade@bruach.com 

Payment Queries: roy@bruach.com


13 Ratcliffe Terrace


Bruach Finishing Supplies
c/o StoreZone
Eastfield Industrial Estate
EH26 8HA


Shop: lazy.taken.lawn
Logistics: wanted.estate.sharpens


Tel: +44 (0) 131 661 5553

Social Media

Twitter: twitter.com/BruachFinishing and GF Global*: twitter.com/generalfinishes

Facebook: facebook.com/BruachFinishing and GF Global*: facebook.com/generalfinishes

Instagram: instagram.com/BruachFinishing

GF Global* Pinterest: pinterest.com/generalfinishes

GF Global* YouTube: youtube.com/generalfinishes

*Note we do not import oil-based / solvent-based products into Europe, so some products on the GF Global social media are not available from Euro Finishes.

Federation of Small Business

Our Federation of Small Business membership number: 51928028

General Finishes USA History

General Finishes was started in 1928 by a Milwaukee lumber company to make stains and finishes for their cabinet shop customers. For decades, the company plodded along slowly, narrowly averting a disaster in 1971 when GF’s product supplier, the sole owner of the formulas, closed down. Rescuing the formulas, General Finishes managed to survive until 1984, at which time George Adams bought the company. GF was then selling $200,000 a year out of a 2000 square foot store front with two employees (George was sales and Rob was production).

In 1988, General Finishes established its presence in the unfinished furniture market with the purchase of Prelude and moved into a new 4000 square foot plant. They purchased their first automated equipment, a pour machine and a forklift.

By 1992, General Finishes again outgrew their facility and built a new 7000 square foot plant in New Berlin, a Milwaukee suburb. In the same year, they introduced their award-winning water-based line, which really launched their growth. Two years later in 1994, they added another 8000 square feet for a total of 15,000 and their employment finally reached double digits. They added 2 more pouring machines and another automatic labeller. Sales had increased more than 20 times since 1984.

                                                   Completed East Troy factory, 2007.

In 2004, Bill Leightner joined General Finishes to develop their new industrial sales division. And in May of 2006, they had moved to a new 35,000 square foot (3,200 square metres) manufacturing facility in East Troy Wisconsin.

In 2006 General Finishes was first imported to the UK and European market by the now named 'Euro Finishes'. The UK warehouse relocated to new larger premises in Edinburgh at the end of 2012.

Following the passing of Peter Brown in 2020, Roy Brown and John Boa re-established Euro Finishes under the business Bruach Ltd. In 2022, they rebranded as Bruach Finishing & Decorative Supplies. In 2023, Bruach Ltd opened a shop at 13 Ratcliffe Terrace, Causwayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1SX, stocking and selling General Finishes, Enduro, Rubio Monocoat, Earthborn, Fleur Paint and more.