Cabinet coat is the ultimate finish for refurbishing cabinet coat is the ultimate finish for refurbishing dingy kitchen and bathroom cabinets shelving furniture trim and crown molding and other interior applications that require an ultra smooth factory like finish with long lasting beauty. Some paints call for apply for a primer coat before applying the paint.
I used annie sloans french linen dixie belle with slick stick applied first will also work jolie will work and valspars chalky finish paint will work too.
Laminate desk paint. Poor adhesion after the paint has driedcured. It is formulated for all types of projects including laminate. Its superior adhesion allows painting difficult surfaces even polyurethane and varnish without.
As much as you may find prep work annoying theres no better way to a good finish. You can use general finishes milk paint on laminate furniture as long as you use the right primer. Check out this post here to use the same process.
For painting laminate furniture you want to do at least 2 coats of primer and let them cure completely overnight if you can in between coats. Common concerns when painting laminate furniture are. You can even sand in between coats for maximum adhesion.
Bubbling while the paintprimer is still wet. Others can be used without primer. I always use kilz primer for laminate and have had great luck with it.
Spray paint can be used over the primer regardless. Improperly applied paint will peel off of laminate and melamine creating a bigger mess than you started out with. Both indicate that your paint did not properly stick or bond to the laminate.
Next prime your furniture. Look for a primer specifically designed for laminate furniture. Next apply an oil based primer with a brush or roller and wait 4 hours for it to dry.
Clear wax to seal your project. The key is to degloss and roughen the plastic surface of laminate and melamine and to use the right paint or coating products. Sanding the laminate gives something for the primer and paint to stick to and a primer meant for laminate will bond to it and give a more durable finish.
If you just paint the laminate you can usually just use your fingernail and scrape the paint off. I gave each piece one coat of primer. To paint laminate furniture start by sanding down the surface using 120 grit sandpaper so that the paint will stick better.
In many cases it may be a brush on or roll on primer rather than a spray. I picked up a quart of this at lowes for about 9. Once its dry gently sand the surface with a 220 grit sandpaper.
I used a foam roller to paint the large pieces and then used a 2 inch foam brush to paint the edges and hard to reach areas. How to paint laminate furniture. Prime each piece with a foam brush.
Laminate can be painted but it can not be stained. Supplies you need to paint over laminate your favorite annie sloan chalk paint this is what i used on the desk in the photos.