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How to Refinish A Dining Table & Chairs

Updated: Jan 19, 2022

This dining table & chairs were damaged with huge gouges & scratches throughout. The top had several particle board bubbles, the chair seats were filthy & in need of upholstering, the wood was gouged and scratched, the edges of the table had pieces of the trim broken off and the all legs and joints were wobbly!

In this video I will show you 3 different ways to refinish a dining table and chairs for personal use or to flip for a profit.

I also will show you how to "turn" the damaged particle board top into a beautiful stained top using a product that contains 66% wood fiber: Liquid Wood.

This top when finished was virtually indistinguishable from real wood! The results are stunning!

Click on the image to be taken to the video. The direct link is:

Supplies Used

Heirloom Traditions all in one paint

Waverly Ink Black Chalk Paint

General Finishes antique walnut get stain ( Amazon & HomeDepot are not longer carrying the varathane American Walnut stain I used in the video but this General Finishes stain is comparable).

General Finishes Java Gel stain ( Amazon & Home Depot not longer carry the Varathane Ebony stain I used in the video but this General Finishes java stain is comparable)

Zibra Paint brush

Car washing sponge

Ryobi cordless orbital sander

Sanding discs for orbital sander

Screw Drivers

Krud Kutter

Kwik Wood

Varathane Water Base Polyurethane satin

Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane water based

Zinsser oil base Spray Primer ( It is cheapest from Home Depot. I purchase it by the case of 6)

Liquid Wood Light Wood

Liquid Wood Dark Wood

1/4 sheet palm sander

DAP Premium Patch

Respirator with safety glasses

Chair Table Leg floor protectors

Yattich Spray Gun

Additional products I find helpful in flipping furniture:

Zibra grip n glide 2 inch paint brush

Graffitti remover


Assorted Sanding Sponges

Gray wood contact paper (for drawer bottoms)

Beech wood contact paper (for drawer bottoms)

ChrystaLac satin sealer (does NOT yellow when used on white chalk paint)

Rub N Buff

Steel Bar Clamps

5in Clear stretch wrap film (to protect furniture for transportation)

18 in clear stretch wrap film (to protect furniture for transportation)

22 in wooden drawer slide (cut to fit)

Tack in Drawer Glides

Please read all labels and follow all manufacturer safety recommendations when working with paints, stains, and other equipment and wear and use appropriate personal protection equipment. Viewers should attempt these projects at their own risk.

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