Learning how to paint laminate furniture the right way takes all the guesswork out of it and you can relax and be confident that you’ll be successful. There’s nothing worse than a failed finish on your furniture. 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 and I want to share my success with you today.
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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 for sure don’t pass up near as many of these beautiful french provincial dressers. This one had a few issues. Isn’t that always the case? (*insert eye roll here)
- White Lighting (furniture cleaner prep)
- Plastic Spray Bottle (for White Lightning)
- Paper Towels
- Slick Stick
- Mini Synthetic Paintbrush
For you video learners, here a quick tutorial.
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 make sure that all the water has evaporated and even the water you can’t see or feel on the surface.
Allow Time To Dry
Allow the painted surfaces to dry 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.
I’m so happy you joined me today. I paint a lot of furniture and I share here weekly with furniture makeovers and some furniture painting biz. Who doesn’t want to make money doing what they love right?
Until the next project…