Wood Stains are available in water based and oil based. As a testimony to General Finishes Wood Stains' overall excellence, several woodworking magazines have awarded GF Stains their highest recommendations in national competitions. General Finishes Water Based Wood Stains allow you to create the truest, deepest colors possible on any wood species. They have all the advantages of oil base stains: they spread easily, can be repaired, can be blended effortlessly, and have plenty of open time. The "Hoot" Judkins Furniture stores in Redwood City and San Bruno deliver wood furniture from San Francisco to San Jose and throughout the Bay Area and Northern California.