Yes i have painted formica top dressers many times.
Can i paint formica furniture.
There are a couple of things you need to know before you jump right in and paint your formica cabinets.
First you should give yourself at least 48 hours for the entire process.
My go to product of choice is spray zinsser bulls eye 1 2 3 primer.
However despite its versatility formica can become faded or appear outdated and mismatched with your current home décor.
Enter paint glaze and distressing.
Choose a bonding primer that is designed for glossy surfaces to ensure adequate adhesion and coverage.
Ideally you should use a paint roller to apply this primer.
I also explain how to properly prepare metal to be painted.
Step 1 remove the handles from the drawers if your dresser has any.
If you are painting a light color over very dark formica however you might need to apply a third coat of paint for full coverage.
The actual painting obviously won t take the entire 48 hours but you should be prepared to not be able to use that space for at least that long.
Formica dressers can be refreshed with a coat of paint as long as the formica surfaces are properly prepared.
You know the set the white french provincial style.
Let it dry for the amount of time specified on the can which may be as long as 24 hours.
My favorite bedroom pieces to paint are from sets that were in many little girls rooms in the 1960 s and 1970 s.
The key is to use a high quality primer that will adhere well to the laminate surface.
These sets almost always have a formica top.
Formica furniture can be refinished just like pieces with real wood top surfaces.
In this vidoe i explain the steps and supplies neccessary to paint a formica surface.