How to paint a laminate furniture

Repainting an old laminate furniture will allow you to give it a facelift. Painting laminate furniture may seem difficult, but overall the process is the same as for a piece of wood furniture.

1. Disassemble your furniture.
Remove drawers, doors or other components that can be removed, you will get a better result if you disassemble moving parts before repainting. It will be easier to avoid casting and reach the corners where each piece fits.

2.Place the furniture with Scotch Brite.
The paint adheres better on slightly rough surfaces. It is also easier to paint a matte, non-slippery surface. The scotch-brite matte the support without leaving scratch visible once repeinds.
Be sure to sand evenly before avoiding any differences in appearance once the piece of furniture is finished.
Once sanded, wipe off the sanding dust with a microfiber cloth. Then, degrease your furniture with a little alcohol to burn or refilled benzine.
3. Apply the primer.
The primer will significantly improve the adhesion of the paint. This is even more important on synthetic substrates such as laminate.
Let this layer of paint dry properly. Some laminate furniture does not support the extra moisture well. If you follow too quickly with the finishing layers your furniture may curl.
For this work you will need a roller and a brush.
4. Apply topcoats.
You can use almost any type of enamel, but acryl-polyurethane-based paints have the best finish and the best wear resistance.

Apply the finish with a nap roller, the result will be better.


  • Protect your workplace with plastic or cardboard on the floor.
  • Any casting that has had time to dry can be scraped with a knife and then painted again.
  • Be delicate with your furniture the first days. All paintings take a few days to reach their final hardness.
  • Respect the drying times. The quality of finish will be better
  • If you have small dust or defect between the layers give a little bit of fine sandpaper or scotch-brite.
  • Work with water-based products! The current product quality no longer requires the use of solvents for this type of work.