Laminate table top - Can I paint or stain it?
I found a dining set on CL - good price, good shape for my space, nice chairs, etc... I was thinking I'd darken the wood with gel stain or paint. (I have not seen the set yet so don't know if it's 'too nice of wood' to mess with -- we'll see, but it doesn't look like it in the pic.)
The seller said: "The table top is laminate but the rest is real wood".
Can I paint or gel stain laminate? Or do some other magic? Or is laminate meant to stay 'as is'?
Ideas? Any successful makeovers here?