“Painting laminate furniture” ... Yes, the Sauder furniture is generally laminate from what I have seen. I would think that the technique would work the same way for lacquer furniture, too. You just want to cut down that shine and put on a good primer so that the new paint would stick.
Colimbia1 Very sound advice. I'm a repurposer of furniture, and even though I love chalk paint, I hate the waxing step also. A clear varnish is best. And even the 2 in 1 paints need primer, especially if the piece is a medium to dark wood. Light wood, you can get away with no primer, but the wood should be roughed up a little. Paint adheres better.
Allow each coat to dry and lightly sand before applying next coat. 6) When latex paint is dry, apply a few coats of clear-drying latex polyurethane, making sure each coat dries before adding the next one. If you're painting something you want to keep around for a while it's worth the time to put into doing it right.
Isn't the furniture type you refer to the type sold in WalMart? If so, the wood "look" isn't actually wood. It is coated over low grade wood and chipboard. To paint over that type piece, you would need to prime over the surfaces to be painted using kilz or something similar.
Dream It, Do It: How to Paint Laminate While so many of us own pieces of wood laminate furniture, so few ever think to reinvent them with paint.
Let me be the first to tell you this: With the right preparations, you CAN paint laminate furniture and it WILL look good. You just need to follow the following steps: 1. I started with a light wood laminate armoire from my son’s playroom. The piece is very heavy and solid, so it’s a nice piece of furniture despite it being covered in laminate.
My guess is you would have to prime it first. I have never tried it, but on the home decorating shows they almost always advise priming first. You can also buy some paint that has a built in primer.
How to paint laminate furniture (aka Sauder or Bush, etc) by kari.johnsonboles on Indulgy.com
I've had this bookcase for as long as I can remember. I'm trying to get some lighter colours into my room, so I thought that this would be a good start! (Read in a texas accent please) I put a lot of hard work into this.
Formerly at home in the living room, one of the quirky bookshelves finds new life as a storage staple in the family's nursery. Fresh white paint and orange patterned wallpaper on the back of the bookcase update the unit. Colorful accessories emphasize the playful theme of the quirky reading nook.
How-To Paint Laminate Furniture August 30, 2012 I recently shared my newly styled bookshelves , but before I added all the colorful books and stylish accessories, I gave the bookcases a much needed makeover.
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A transformation was needed, and a crisp, fresh coat of white paint on the bookcases was the perfect solution. Step 1: Sanding To begin, I gave each bookcase a good sanding with my orbital sander (hands down, my favorite power tool). These bookcases are made of a particle board-like composite with a faux-wood laminate exterior.