Learn how to paint laminate furniture with chalk paint the right way. I’m taking all the guesswork out of it for you. Relax and be confident that you’ll be successful painting that dresser. There’s nothing worse than a failed finish on your furniture, and I’m pretty sure you’re like me and want to do it the right way the first time. That wasn’t the case with my first attempt, so today, I want to share my second successful attempt.
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How To Paint Laminate Furniture
Ah, yes, those beautiful laminated pieces of furniture that look so pretty but are a booger to paint. Well, at least they used to be. Ever since I discovered SLICK STICK, I sure don’t pass up nearly as many of these beautiful french provincial dressers. This one had a few issues. Isn’t that always the case? (*insert eye roll here)
For you video learners, here is a quick tutorial. WATCH THIS!
NO Sanding Required
Say what? NO Sanding to prep a laminate surface before painting? You heard me right.
I’m using a product that preps the surface for paint. It works beautifully on slick surfaces like laminate.
Using A Bonding Primer
Here’s how you do it! After the usual cleaning with the White Lightning, paint two coats of the SLICK STICK over the laminate surface. Allow 2-3 hours between coats to ensure it’s fully dried. Painting over the first coat before that time is not a good idea. You want to ensure that all the water has evaporated, even the water you can’t see or feel on the surface.
Allow Time To Dry
Allow the painted surfaces to dry for another 24 hours. Next, you will want to do a “scratch test.” This is where I use my fingernail or another object and scratch across the surface. This will give you the assurance you need to proceed with your painted furniture makeover. The only reason that the finish could fail is if you don’t clean it well before. All the more reason for using White Lighting to clean the surface first. This is how to paint laminate furniture the right way. Now, find your favorite color of chalk paint and get to painting!
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Until the next project… xo, Do