Table Makeover With Liquid Wood

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I discovered this game changing product that helped me makeover a veneer table top!

My dining room table has been around the block and last year I attempted to refinish it. I started sanding and realized it wasn't real wood when I burned right through to the MDF. I was able to fix it with a dark gel stain but I always wished I could somehow make it lighter.

Then I discovered Retique It Liquid Wood

My previously dark table


Liquid Wood is a paintable layer of 66% recycled real wood! You don’t have to sand or strip your furniture, you just paint it right on to give it a new wood surface. Apparently you can even use it on things like plastic and metal!

Painting on the liquid wood

My kit even came with a graining tool if I wanted to add more dimension and grain to my table top.

After three coats of the liquid wood I was able to stain my table like regular wood! I used the Retique it stain color in “pecan”. It gave it such a nice warm color!

Next, I used their “weathered wood” glaze to add a bit more gray.

It turned out incredible! I got a brand new table without having to buy a brand new table! This project was so easy. Lastly I sealed the table top with Polycrylic.

There are so many different colors and finishes to choose from. Retique It was nice enough to give me a coupon code for sharing! Feel free to use on your own projects!

Code “dwelling” for 10% off.

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  • Cheryl Cheryl on Oct 05, 2022

    Will this work on kitchen cabinets. Does the liquid wood give a smooth finish when applying the grain making tool?

  • Laura Edgar Laura Edgar on Oct 28, 2023

    I’m so excited about this! I’m going to try it on my dark bathroom cabinets…I want to do the exact color you did. Did you use “Bleached Wood” or “Light Wood”?

  • Apr92699092 Apr92699092 on Nov 07, 2023

    I’d love to do this on my bathroom

    vanity. Can you share which products you purchased? I found the pecan stain kit but can’t seem to find the weathered wood glaze?

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  • Janet Janet on Oct 05, 2022

    I think it looks amazing. My dining room table top is in rough shape. If I can match the existing color I'll give it a try.

  • Lynne Lynne on Oct 05, 2022

    This is beautiful! I was wondering if it would work on my mom's 1959 laminate table. Thanks for the idea