Laminate furniture is not actually made of wood. It is made by pressing together multiple layers of resins and flat paper. It goes through a printing process to give it the wood grain appearance that it has. Even if it’s not solid wood, you can still revamp your laminate furniture with a few coats of fresh paint. However, it requires a little bit of work. Laminate furniture can be sanded, primed and painted just like a solid piece of wooden furniture. Before priming the laminate, it is important that you put it through a sanding process. The finish is just as durable as it would be on real wood.   Something that a lot of people face while painting their laminate furniture is the paint bubbles that appear and dry on them. Many times, we also see that the paint does not stick to the furniture properly even after it has dried. These problems can be avoided by dusting the piece of furniture thoroughly. If you are unable to get the crooks with the dry cloth, you can use a damp one to wipe it down. It is vital that there is no dust on the furniture before painting it. If there are any oily stains on the furniture, you can always remove it with a mix of vinegar and water. If your furniture has any knobs or handles or any other fixtures, it is wiser to take them out as it can make the sanding and priming process easier. There is no need to worry in case you think that it may damage your furniture. Sanding is the best way rough up the furniture so that the primer and paint sticks. You can use a sandpaper to do this, however you need to ensure that you don’t over sand the surface as the laminate can come off and inevitably exposing the particle board underneath. The surface of the furniture needs to be sanded evenly or there are chances of paint bubbles arising in those spots. Once the sanding is done, ensure that all the dust from the sanding procedure is wiped off.     The next step is to apply the primer. Before applying the primer, keep sheets of paper under the furniture piece to prevent the primer falling on the floor and staining it. Apply an oil-based bonding primer to the furniture’s surface. Look for an oil-based bonding primer at your local hardware or paint store and ensure that it says that it is good for adhesion. Apply the primer using a brush or roller until there’s an even coverage on the entire surface of the furniture. Apply a thin coat of the primer and let it dry completely before you go in for another coat. Let it dry overnight before repainting it. Lightly sand the primed surface and wipe away any dust that comes from it. The furniture piece is now ready to be painted! Use a brush that will let you get right into the nooks of the furniture. Ensure that the paint strokes all go in one direction. Ensure no dust falls on the painted surface or it may get stuck to it. Depending on how dark you want the paint, you can give the furniture piece another coat. Let the paint sit for a week so it dries properly before you use the furniture piece.

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