How to Paint Laminate Furniture


Welcome to week 2 of the Summer Tutorial Series. If you missed last week's Java Gel Tutorial make sure you watch it, it may change your life (or at least the wood tone in your house).

This week we are talking about painting laminate furniture.  Now listen, I'm going to be honest and say that I never go out seeking to buy laminate furniture to paint.  But sometimes, you just have a solid dresser that needs new life.  We have one in our master bedroom.  It's no stunning piece of wood, but it's perfectly functional.  And with a coat of paint, it's a whole lot better!

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You know by now I love General Finishes Milk Paint.  And for good reason, it's just so dang versatile.  Because of that, this tutorial isn't all that different than painting a solid wood piece.  The difference is in the prep work.

The color I use in the video is my favorite white.  It's a custom mix of 50% Snow White Milk Paint and 50% Antique White Milk Paint.  I think it's warmer than the pure white, and covers a little better too. 

Here's what you need for this project:

120 Grit Sandpaper
220 Grit Sandpaper
● Damp paper towels
Purdy XL Cub
General Finishes Milk Paint (I used custom mix of 50% Snow White Milk Paint
50% Antique White Milk Paint )

Here's what this desk started as (something you may try to sell in your yard sale this summer)

And now, it's a keeper!


Without further ado, here's how it's done...

I’d love to see before and afters if you try it, we are partying this summer with before and afters using #refinishthis and #notuglyforlong (on Instagram and Facebook). 

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I'm here to help if you have any questions!

Happy Painting!