Step-by-step Furniture Redesign - A Sideboard

Step #2 - Applying Retique It & Using the Graining Tool

Rather than painting the top, I decided to use Retique It to give it a new stained wood look. Retique It is a paint on wood that can be grained with a special tool. I find it easy and a great option. Here I show you how I apply it using two colors; the base light wood and the second layer of dark wood to be manipulated to give a grain look. This is real wood in liquid form - a great addition to our furniture redesign tool box.


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