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Euro Finishes Blog

How to Prep Clean an Existing Finish for Paint or Stain Video

How to Prep Clean an Existing Finish for Paint or Stain Video

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The most critical step of a furniture refresh happens before you open a can of stain or paint; it starts with cleaning and sanding. Some companies promote their products as "no prep." There's no such thing. Skip this step and the finish may fail. The General Finishes standard for a successful finish is it must adhere well and stand the test of time. STEP 1. PREP CLEAN We prefer using a 50:50 mix of denatured alcohol ...
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How to Power Prep Existing High Use Finishes for Stain or Paint Video

How to Power Prep Existing High Use Finishes for Stain or Paint Video

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The most critical step of a furniture refresh happens before you open a can of stain or paint; it starts with cleaning and sanding. Some companies promote their products as "no prep." There's no such thing. Skip this step and the finish may fail. The General Finishes standard for a successful finish is it must adhere well and stand the test of time. STEP 1. PREP CLEAN We prefer using a 50:50 mix of denatured alcohol ...
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How to Prep Sand Raw Wood Video

How to Prep Sand Raw Wood Video

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General Finishes believe victory loves preparation! Though many may claim sanding is not necessary before applying stain... it is necessary if you want an even application and you want it to stick! This video discusses preparing new wood for finishing. The most critical part of finishing a piece of furniture happens before you open a can of stain or paint – it starts with the sanding. Sanding is critical to create a ...
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What are the renewable resources in General Finishes Products?

What are the renewable resources in General Finishes Products?

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What are the renewable resources in General Finishes Products? Renewable resources are a recent, eco-friendly advancement in the paint and coatings industry.  They are comprised of plant proteins such as corn; as well as conventional and innovative oils derived from plants such as Euphorbia lagascae, Vernonia galamensis from the sunflower family, and Calendula officinalis, aka marigold. General Finishes products form...
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April 2021 Store Open

April 2021 Store Open

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Saturday 10th April 2021. We are pleased to advise our online store is now open for online orders and payment. We are accepting orders for Mainland Britain and Northern Ireland. Export should be soon (awaiting or EORI number) but contact us as some of our stockists will export.  For Click & Collect from our Edinburgh warehouse, please phone +44 (0) 131 661 5553 or email orders@eurofinishes.com to arrange a collection...
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Opening For Orders

Opening For Orders

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18 March 2021 (updated 22 March) We are finally ready to accept orders and start shipping to mainland Britain. Please see PROCEDURE BELOW. NOTE: We are not yet able to export as we are awaiting our VAT / EORI numbers but you can advise pre-order requests without obligation. VAT Information As we are awaiting our VAT registration we can not issue VAT invoices. Invoices will be issued with prices increased by 20%. On ...
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Business Situation March 2021

Business Situation March 2021

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15 March 2021 I hope​​ you are all well and your business is OK. Sorry for the delay in updating our situation. It has been quite a challenge, especially with the virus which seems to double the time to sort anything. Following advice from Companies House, we are now set up as a new company, Bruach Ltd, trading as Euro Finishes (our registration number is SC690602). And I am delighted to advise John Boa has joined...
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Renewable Resources

Renewable Resources

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What are the renewable resources in General Finishes Products? Renewable resources are a recent, eco-friendly advancement in the paint and coatings industry.  They are comprised of plant proteins such as corn; as well as conventional and innovative oils derived from plants such as Euphorbia lagascae, Vernonia galamensis from the sunflower family, and Calendula officinalis, aka marigold. General Finishes products form...
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Business Situation January 2021

Business Situation January 2021

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Since Peter passed away unexpectedly late last year, I have been busy sorting out his affairs, the business and supporting our elderly mother. Unfortunately, Peter had not filed the accounts before he passed away and we are not allowed to trade until these are submitted. I am in the final stages of collating the annual accounts and having the company reinstated. This is why payment options on our web store have been ...
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Peter Brown

Peter Brown

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 I am sad to advise Peter passed away unexpectedly on 17 October 2020. Peter was the eldest of three sons, Roy and the late Tim, all born in Edinburgh to parents Joan and the late Colin. He had a very happy childhood in Edinburgh and attended Melville College.  His interest in aircraft led to him joining the Combined Cadet Force at school and obtaining his pilot's license at a young age. His flying led to his later p...
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Newsletter November ‭2019‬

Newsletter November ‭2019‬

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Price Rise Following factory price changes and a falling exchange rate, we are updating our price list (attached). New prices are applicable from 1st December 2019. Following a price reduction of GF Stain Blocker, we have reduced the price by about 9%.   New Smokey Gray Glaze Smokey Gray has been added to the Glaze range. Grays are popular just now so we expect the new colour to sell well. Stock expected mid-November...
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Introducing GF's Brushable White Enamel

Introducing GF's Brushable White Enamel

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PR: Euro Finishes launch General Finishes new Brushable White Enamel, a solution, to applying white paint onto furniture and cabinets General Finishes are introducing a brushable bright white paint that uses a new polymer system and formula that allows a finish similar to their popular spray applied Enduro White Poly. Tom Monahan from General Finishes explained “White Poly and Brushable White Enamel have similar dura...
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How long does GF Paint last?

How long does GF Paint last?

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Q: How long does GF Paint last when the can is in good condition, unopened and stored in correct temperatures? A: Water-based products will last 3-5 years when stored in ideal conditions. Avoid temperatures below 10°C or above 26°C. Keep from freezing. Note, a can of paint that is 3 years old will not look like a can of paint that is 6 months to 1 year old. You will see stratification/separation which is normal. Prod...
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Supply of General Finishes to Ireland

Supply of General Finishes to Ireland

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For the past 12 years, General Finishes and EuroFinishes have been providing customers in the U.K with the highest quality stains, paints and finishes because the market demands it. It is our mission to continue to provide the best selling products for the Woodworking and Upcycling markets as they continue to expand globally. The logistics of shipping products from the Midwest to our distribution center in Edinburgh ...
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Do you sell Arm-R-Seal in the UK and Europe?

Do you sell Arm-R-Seal in the UK and Europe?

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Arm-R-Seal is a solvent based product and is not sold in the UK and Europe (and parts of USA) due to its high VOC (Volatile Organic Compound), which is above our regulations.However the Enduro VAR Water Base top coat is a good option for you to consider and while not identical, VAR has many of the characteristics of Arm-R-Seal but with the benefits of being water-based....
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