Woman Shares Stainable Paint That Looks Like Real Wood


If you've ever done any work flipping furniture, one of the first things you know to do is to get rid of the paint to reveal the wood beneath. You want to get down to brass tacks, so to speak, and see what's underneath it all. It may be a lot of work, but it's always a good idea to see what you can do with th original wood underneath. But that can take a while to work through, too. It can be hard to get the wood looking nice without stripping off paint, too. So what are you meant to do?

Well, as it turns out, Instagrammer @diykristin has a suggestion for exactly what you can do. You can use a special paint that makes your cabinet look just like wood again, all without having to strip the paint in the first place. In this clip, Kristin demonstrates how to use Retiqueit Liquid Wood, a paint that has real wood partials in it, which makes it stainable after the paint has been applied.

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You can see how easily it goes on in the video, as Kristin uses it on the interior and exterior of her cabinets. The faux wood means this is very much a budget-friendly makeover, especially if you don't have a ton of money to follow all the steps you normally have to go to when you need to get this done. Plus, the paint itself is affordable.

Looking at the end result, it's hard to believe this product actually exists. But it looks so good, this is definitely what we're going to turn to from now on, since it looks so fantastic. Now if you're ready to upgrade your kitchen or wherever you have cabinets that need some TLC, you know exactly how to approach it.

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