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How to Make a Wood Grain Table using the Wood Grain Technique

Do you have an old table hiding in storage that you want to give a new look to? Have you been seeing the new resin wood grain trend on social media, and have been wanting to create something with resin for yourself?

Well, you’re in luck! In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to create a simple, yet fascinating look that’ll have all your friends and family talking. Trying Faux Rizzle art resin even once will get you hooked immediately.

To create a Wood Grain Table, you will want to gather your supplies, and begin setting up a space that you can dedicate as your work space. Resin begins as a liquid and, once hardened, may be impossible to remove. Make sure that any surfaces you don’t want resin on are completely covered by something that can be disposed of after you are finished.

What you will need:

An old tablecloth or drop-cloth

An old pair of clothes you don’t care about

1 Table

2 Mixing Containers

2 Stirring Sticks

Faux Rizzle Art Nouveau

Faux Rizzle Nougat Juicy Hues Pigment

Infrared Thermometer

Paint Roller

3 Spray Bottles with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol

Faux Rizzle Metallic Honey Powder

Faux Rizzle Metallic Espresso Powder

Faux Rizzle Metallic Aspen Gold Powder

Notched Trowel (You will need to cut notches into the trowel.)

Propane Torch

Heat Gun

Razor Blade

Sander

400, 800 grit sand-paper

Squeegee

Optional: Faux Rizzle Rizzle Resist

Instructions:

Step 1: Prepare the area you are going to be working on. Ensure all surfaces are covered with your old tablecloth or drop-cloth.

Step 2: Gather all the supplies needed to complete this project.

Step 3: Pour Part B into your mixing container, then an equal amount of Part A using a 1:1 mix ratio. Mix Faux Rizzle Nouveau in a mixing container for 3 minutes with a stirring stick. Make sure that you scrape the sides and bottom of the container to mix the resin thoroughly. Pour the resin into a new container along with the Faux Rizzle Nougat Juicy Hues and mix for an additional 3 minutes using a new stirring stick. Note: You will want to watch the temperature with an infrared thermometer very closely. Let the resin get up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the mixing container before you pour the resin onto your table.

Step 4: Add the resin onto the surface of the table to create a base coat. Using a paint roller, spread the resin across your piece to ensure the whole table is covered evenly.

Step 5: Allow the resin to sit for 30-40 minutes. While the resin is sitting, mix your three metallic powder colors (Honey, Espresso, and Aspen Gold) into separate spray bottles filled with 91% isopropyl alcohol. Note: One packet of color will pigment 1 quart of 91% isopropyl alcohol.

Step 6: Once your resin gets to the consistency of honey, you are ready to begin spraying your colors onto the table. Begin spraying the bottle with the Honey color over the entire top of the table, and add drops in different spots to create knots. Note: Don’t be afraid of using too much color! Excess amount of color will get sanded off.

Step 7: Using your notched trowel, rake through the resin on the table, starting on one edge and working your way across the table. Be careful not to pull the resin off of the table. Note: Try not to criss-cross your lines, and be sure to go around the knots you create.

Step 8: Repeat Steps 6 and 7 with your remaining colors, Espresso and Aspen Gold. Spray each color over the entire table top and add drops of each color to your knots. Then, rake through the resin once again. When you think your resin is beginning to get too thick, continue to rake through the resin as you want to make sure the colors are getting worked all the way in.

Step 9: Using a propane torch, touch the flame directly to the surface to pop any air bubbles.

Step 10: Allow 24 hours for your table to dry. After 12 hours, clean up the edges of your table with a sharp razor blade and heat gun. Then, continue to allow your table to dry for the remaining 12 hours.

Step 11: Begin wet sanding the table. First, you need to clean the surface of your table to ensure that there is no debris. Then, you will want to start out by using a 400 grit piece of sand-paper. You will want just enough water on the pad so that it is wet and that it can made a slurry with the dust. When you are sanding, start with the edges and sides, then move the middle of your table, ensuring you completely sand the whole table. Clean the surface of your table, then do the same procedure using a 800 grit sand-paper. Note: You will want to ensure you wipe down your table between grits of sand-paper by using a squeegee to ensure the table to clear of debris before moving onto the next size. 

Optional Step 12: Using a microfiber cloth, apply a small amount of Rizzle Resist to your table and massage it into the surface for 2 minutes. Wait 10 minutes, then buff out your table. Note: This step is optional, however it will give your table that extra durability.

Step 13: Allow at least 72 hours before using your new table.

Step 14: Enjoy!

Here are some additional tips to remember:

  • Take your time mixing. This will reduce the amount of micro-bubbles in your resin.
  • Add Part B to your mixing container first, then you add Part A. We do this because the Part A tends to be thicker than the Part B.
  • Measure everything! Make sure that you have equal parts of Part A and Part B. This will ensure that your final product cures correctly.
  • Don’t underestimate how much resin you will need. It is ok to have extra resin left-over! You can create another project with the remaining resin.
  • When torching your piece, ensure that all the 91% isopropyl alcohol has evaporated, as this can cause a fire if it hasn’t fully evaporated.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions! If you have any questions or concerns, you can always reach out to our Customer Service team who would be happy to assist you in any way that you need! You can contact us at: (800) 628-2962 or email: info@artresinfauxrizzle.com.


**Please note: You can begin lightly using your table after 72 hours. However, you should avoid putting anything hot directly onto your table for about 30 days. During that time period, you should use a pad or coasters under any hot objects.**


To see this project and technique in action, please watch our Wood Grain Table tutorial video!

Wood Grain Table Tutorial Video