Gel stain allows you to make any painted surface (wood, laminate, metal) look like dark stained wood as long as you know the right process. I love to restore furniture and give it a new life. These end tables had water damage and a horrible orange stain
It will wrinkle some but if you walk away and let it dry most of the wrinkles go down . I also like to use a soft paint brush and plastic wrap. You can use a brown glaze over the map to give it the aged look.