Transform Laminate with Beyond Faux Wood Countertop Paint

Transform Laminate with Beyond Faux Wood Countertop Paint

Introducing the New "Sun Bleached" Beyond Faux Wood Finish Kit Reading Transform Laminate with Beyond Faux Wood Countertop Paint 5 minutes

1 Kit | $140 | 2 Days | Easy

Transform Your Countertops: The Sustainable and Stylish Way with Retique It!


Discover how to update old, tired countertops into beautiful wood-look surfaces with Retique It Liquid Wood coatings. Not only do our products provide a stunning faux wood finish, but they are also sustainable and contain over 60% recycled wood fibers.

This project is sponsored by Retique It and completed by Lia Watson with Southern Yankee DIY

Hey friends!

You know how the kitchen is basically the heart of the home, right? It’s where we gather, eat, chat, and now, create! If you’ve been following along, you know we’re in the middle of a big kitchen reno at my place. But today, I want to share an incredible transformation done by Lia Watson from Southern Yankee DIY. Lia decided to give her parents' pantry kitchen a little love. This space has been her dad's culinary playground, and trust me, those countertops have seen better days!
In collaboration with Retique It, Lia took on the challenge of transforming these old laminate countertops into gorgeous, wood-look surfaces using our amazing Wood’N Finish Countertop Kit.

Today, I’m super excited to share with you the steps and tips Lia used to make this transformation happen!
- Denatured alcohol or Krud Kutter
- Sanding block
- Retique It Barn Wood Countertop Kit (includes Light Wood'N Primer, Barn Wood Wood'N Stain, Pecan Gel Stain Alternative, and Tripletique Topcoat in Satin)
Steps to Painting Laminate Countertops to Look Like Wood:

1. Preparing the Surface:

First things first, make sure the surface is squeaky clean. Lia used denatured alcohol or Krud Kutter to give those countertops a good scrub. Once they were clean, she lightly sanded the surface with a sanding block to help the paint stick.



2. Applying the Retique It Light Wood'N Primer:

Our patented Liquid Wood coatings are a game-changer! They contain over 60% recycled wood fibers, making them a super sustainable choice. Lia started by applying 2 to 3 coats of the Light Wood'N Primer, allowing each coat to dry for 2 hours. If you're in a hurry, you can use a blow dryer on high heat to speed up the drying process.



3. Creating the Wood Grain with Barn Wood Wood'N Stain:

Once the primer was dry, it was time for the fun part – creating the wood grain! Lia used the Barn Wood Wood'N Stain and graining tools to achieve the desired wood look. She let it dry for about 2 hours.

4. Adding More Barn Wood Wood'N Stain:

After the wood grain had dried, Lia brushed on a few more coats of the Barn Wood Wood'N Stain to deepen the color and texture.

5. (Optional) Accenting with Pecan Gel Stain Alternative:

For added depth and richness, you can apply a few coats of the Pecan Gel Stain Alternative. Lia opted not to use this step in this project, but it’s a great option if you want a more complex finish.

6. Sealing with Tripletique Topcoat:

Finally, Lia sealed her masterpiece with a few coats of the Satin Tripletique Topcoat, allowing each coat to dry for an hour. This topcoat not only protects the countertops but also adds a beautiful, subtle sheen.


*Pictures and project credits to Lia Watson with Southern Yankee DIY*


Why Choose Retique It?

Retique It’s Liquid Wood coatings are more than just faux wood paint – they’re a testament to our commitment to quality and sustainability. Our products are stainable, allowing you to customize the color to fit your style perfectly. Plus, with a formula that includes over 60% recycled wood fibers, you can feel good about making an eco-friendly choice for your home.

The whole surface should be over 80% cured after 3 days and fully cured after a month, providing some heat resistance. Each coat of Tripletique adds more protection, ensuring your countertops remain beautiful and durable for years to come.

Join the movement beyond faux wood paint and experience the Retique It difference. With our Wood’N Finish Countertop Kit, you can achieve a stunning, real wood look that’s both sustainable and stylish.

Stay tuned for more tips and inspiration from Retique It, where your DIY dreams become reality!



Transform Your Own Countertop Today!




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