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Yes, you can paint your laminate furniture to look like wood!

How to transform laminate furniture to look like wood by using chalky finish paint and gel stain.

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  • How to make a painted table. Upcycling An Old Laminate Table With Gel Stain - Step 1
    Step 1

    This is what the table looked like before. The top was laminate but the legs were made of wood. So I decided to give it a farmhouse look.

  • How to make a painted table. Upcycling An Old Laminate Table With Gel Stain - Step 2
    Step 2

    I painted the top and legs using Americana Chalky finish paint in white. For the top and leaves it was used like a primer.

  • How to make a painted table. Upcycling An Old Laminate Table With Gel Stain - Step 3
    Step 3

    I then went over the table top and leaves with Gel Stain. A few coats in the opposite direction from the chalky finish paint. This created lots of texture on the top of the table.

  • How to make a painted table. Upcycling An Old Laminate Table With Gel Stain - Step 4
    Step 4

    A few coats later and it was done. It had lots of texture and a rustic look that I love. I finished it off with a varnish spray.

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