How to Paint Laminate Furniture

How to Paint Laminate Furniture

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How to Paint Laminate Furniture

This article was co-authored by James Guth and by wikiHow staff writer, Kyle Hall. James Guth is the co-owner and founder of Chesapeake Painting Services LLC. With over 20 years of experience, James specializes in exterior and interior painting, drywall, powerwashing, wallpaper, staining, sealing, and carpentry. James holds a BS in Economics and Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Towson University

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Some furniture looks like it’s made out of solid wood, but it's actually covered in a thin, wood-patterned paper called laminate. Even though it's not solid wood, you can still update your laminate furniture with a few coats of fresh paint. You'll just need to do some extra preparation before you get started. With a high-grit sandpaper and an oil-based primer, you’ll be ready to paint over the laminate on your furniture so it looks updated and new.

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Co-authored by:James GuthPainting SpecialistThis article was co-authored by James Guth and by wikiHow staff writer, Kyle Hall. James Guth is the co-owner and founder of Chesapeake Painting Services LLC. With over 20 years of experience, James specializes in exterior and interior painting, drywall, powerwashing, wallpaper, staining, sealing, and carpentry. James holds a BS in Economics and Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Towson UniversityThis article has been viewed 657,258 times.12 votes - 93%Co-authors:21Updated: July 30, 2020Views: 657,258Categories: Painting FurnitureArticle SummaryX

To paint laminate furniture, start by sanding down the surface using 120-grit sandpaper so that the paint will stick better. Next, apply an oil-based primer with a brush or roller and wait 4 hours for it to dry. Once it’s dry, gently sand the surface with a 220-grit sandpaper. Then, apply a coat of an acrylic latex paint with a brush or roller using short, even strokes. Allow the paint to dry for 2 hours, then repeat the process with two more coats of paint. If you want to know how long to allow the paint to cure before using the furniture, read on!

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