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I Used "Liquid Wood" by Retique It to Transform Laminate Into REAL STAINED WOOD!

Updated: Nov 13, 2021




This was the original French Provencial Desk my client brought to me. She wanted it painted a light blue to match her bedroom. I suggested a white glaze and stained top. However, when I started to work on it, I found that it had 2 coats of enamel paint on it AND the top was a laminate over particle board! No option for staining!


I had heard of Liquid Wood by Retique It so I thought I would give it a try. I was AMAZED! Below are the after images. My client was thrilled with the results!




Products used in this video

Liquid Wood by Retique It

Behr Chalk Paint at Home Depot

Car Washing Sponge from Dollar Tree

Varathane Oil Based Polyurethane floors



Additional products I find helpful in flipping furniture:

Zibra grip n glide 2 inch paint brush Assorted Sanding Sponges

Gray wood contact paper (for drawer bottoms)

Beech wood contact paper (for drawer bottoms) Chair Table Leg floor protectors

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

Respirator with safety glasses

Rub N Buff

Replacement battery for Ryobi power tools

Ryobi 7 1/4 in Battery powered Miter Saw

Ryobi Electric 7 1/4 in Miter Saw

Irwin 24 inch bar clamp (I use at least 2 each time I need them)

Steel Bar Clamps

5in Clear stretch wrap film

18 in clear stretch wrap film

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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