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Has anyone painted a laminated desk?

Posted by maizeylou (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 12, 09 at 13:52

I have an old laminate desk that I want to dress up for a sewing/craft table. Does anyone have any ideas for changing the looks of the table top? I fear a painted service may show marks easily. Thanks for your help.

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RE: Has anyone painted a laminated desk?

I would sand it so paint will stick to it, prime it with my favorite primer (Zinsser primer, available at HD and Lowes), then paint with any good brand of semi-gloss paint. Here's a link fot the Paint Forum, where the paint experts are. Linda

Here is a link that might be useful: Paint Forum

RE: Has anyone painted a laminated desk?

I'm not sure what to tell you, but I'm thinking of reverse stenciling my tv stand using ferns. When you say laminate do you mean melamine? There is paint for that. My tv stand is faux wood, paper like stuff glued over whatever board. I was thinking of spraying it with some acrylic urethane first to waterproof it before painting.

Another idea would be to decoupage a pretty tissue paper on the top and then urethane it with several coats. I've been reading about contact paper they now make a "stainless steel" one, wonder how that would be for a work surface. if you could find some you could check it out.
good luck, let usknow/see what you do.

RE: Has anyone painted a laminated desk?

I painted a laminated kitchen table. The laminate was originally a shiny black surface - the kind that scratches as soon as you look at it. I have redone this same table several times not because of wear- only because I need to redecorate. This last resurfacing was done to match my very real granite counter. I posted the pictures and instructions on in the forum category . Just click on the forum category and follow the links to the forum.

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