Can you paint over laminated wood?
We've inherited some ugly laminate wardrobes, my mum said I could paint them but that I'd need a primer or some sort of base coat that will allow paint to dry on the laminate, does anyone know what I need to get?
I'm sorry I don't know what type of laminate this is...I'm just a girl and I don't know anything about decorating lol....
- chartermanLv 61 decade agoBest answer
If you go into B&Q and such like, you can buy special paint for laminates.
I was given 2 hideous brown bedside cabinets, I rubbed them down for the paint to key, and painted them a pale blue. Changed the door handles and the transformation is complete, and very good they look too.
The paint is made by Ronseal. It is called ' One Coat Paint for Melamine and MDF'.
The colours are a bit limited to white,pale blue,sage green, black etc.
IAnother idea to bring life back to ugly old wardrobes, is to wallpare them.
Find a wallpaper you like and cover them and varnish it afterwards to protect. You could staple fabric over them as well
- Anonymous3 years ago
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- FilbertoLv 44 years ago
paint laminated wood
- k²Lv 61 decade ago
You can get primers that would bond onto surfaces like laminate. Look for primers for kitchen cupboards/units, or for use on enamel.
There are also 1 coat paints for difficult surfaces, also designed for use on kitchen units. I do believe Dulux and Crown have a range. See the links:Source(s): http://www.dulux.co.uk/products/info/cupboard_pain... http://www.crownpaints.co.uk/colourexp/products/ki...
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- DIY DocLv 71 decade ago
It would be helpful to us if you defined "laminate"
Certainly a WOOD veneer; laminated over sub strate wood; is paintable; with the proper PREP.
If the laminate is MICA; you "CAN" do; but I promise you'll be dissatisfied over any long term.
Steven WolfSource(s): 45 plus years as a contractor
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- 1 decade ago
yes though which product would need to be researched. also what is laminated furniture frames etc. etc. also watch the lead paint stuff if you have small children.Source(s): myself
- snowmanLv 51 decade ago
If the surface is clean and dry any spray paint will change the color of the unit.I would not waste my time with a prime coat.Just pick "YOUR" color and spray it in a well ventilated room.Source(s): master carpenter 30 years
- Karlchen *Lv 71 decade ago
The surfaces have to go cleanly(well) and were grease-free, then to me to very fine sandpaper enliven and I would take from water-dis solvable lacquer.