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  • John Morris
    John Morris

    General Finishes

    Introduction

    We are proud to to have General Finishes aboard as a sponsor of our woodworking community and the veterans we work with through our various outreach methods we employ throughout the year.

    General Finishes is a great American company, producing finishes right here in the Good ol USA, Made in America, with American pride, from humble beginnings to who they are now they have created the American dream for themselves, and the folks who they employ.

    General Finishes History

    General Finishes was founded in 1928 by a Milwaukee lumber company to make finishes for their cabinet-shop customers. The company was purchased by George C. Adams (President of General Finishes) in 1984, sales were $200,000 and the plant was a 2000-square-foot dry cleaning storefront in a residential neighborhood of West Allis.

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    Involvement

    Our main contact has been with Chris Adams, CEO of Concept Design Group, and, George C. Adams of General Finishes fame just happens to be her husband! To learn more about Mrs. Adams please see a brief bio at the GF Expo 2017 page.

     

    Since General Finishes is our newest sponsor having come into our community at the beginning of 2021, General Finishes did not have the opportunity to participate in our fundraising projects during the 2020 year. They have committed to participating in our annual projects for our veterans, and our community.

     

    The Patriot Woodworker Community is completely grateful for the support General Finishes is giving our community, and we look forward to working with them in the future. In quick-time General Finishes will have community project links stacked up below under the "Projects" header, we are very excited and proud to have General Finishes with us, and we look forward to a wonderful 2021 with General Finishes.

    Projects

    Coming soon!

    Links of Interest

    Location

    General Finishes
    2462 Corporate Cir,

    East Troy, WI 53120

     

    User Feedback

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    Since I've re-engaged back in the shop these past 5 years I've used exclusively General Finishes High Performance Water Based Satin which has done an excellent job. I find it dries quickly but I also have a basement shop that stays around 40-45% humidity and 68-72 degrees. The light sanding between coats is fast and easy progressing up to 400-600 most times and I usually apply 4-5 coats depending on the project.

     

    Cleanup is easy and fast. I have always used the foam brushes for applying the finish which last a long time as long as they are cleaned after using them. What I haven't done yet and want to very soon is use my new HVLP sprayer to start applying my finishes. I have a new in box Apollo ECO-4 that I have yet to use and need to get into setting up a spray booth. I'm looking to get some foam insulation sheets with the aluminum sheeting on it to make a quick setup, foldable booth using a drop cloth on the floor. Just need to find some good instructions or a proficient local sprayer with patience......

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