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Painting Particle Board Furniture...anyone done it?

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive October 2006: Painting Particle Board Furniture...anyone done it?
By Klwm on Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 05:29 pm:

DS needs new bedroom furniture but financially it is not in the cards right now. Currently, he has the old white particle board furniture I used with my dds before we bought them "real" furniture. I thought I would try painting the dressers, the drawer fronts and the nightstand in primary colors and get some new bedding but I am not sure you can even paint this stuff. Has anyone tired it? What type paint did you use?

BTW I have not lurked or posted for forever but loved going through the archives before posting this message!!

By Ginny~moderator on Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 06:45 pm:

Check out what these web sites say:

lexington paint site

true value

This one is if the furniture is laminate over particle board: laminate

From what I saw on other sites, the steps are (1) clean the surfaces thoroughly - at Home Depot or similar store, buy a cleaning product meant specifically to prepare surfaces for painting; (2) use a really good primer, asking advice at Home Depot, etc. and (3) use one or two coats of a glossy paint, probably oil based. I say glossy paint because it is much easier to get fingerprints, dirt, etc. off glossy surfaces.

By Yjja123 on Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 06:48 pm:

The most important thing is to prime! A good primer will attach any paint to laminate. I used Kilz on my laminate cabinets. The paint has lasted for several years. First I roughed up the laminate with a brillo pad. Then I used Kilz and 2 layers of enamel paint.

By Klwm on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 01:36 pm:

thanks!!!


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