Well, it has been a few weeks since I completed my shiplap bathroom project and I have been loving the new look of my bathroom! With one exception--the vanity. I thought I could live with the laminate cabinets and countertop BUT I was wrong.
There is a CRUCIAL TRICK to painting Ikea furniture that is laminate! Zinsser B. Primer–this is CRUCIAL. This is a shellac based primer. You cannot use a water-based or oil-based primer that you may be used to.
I’ve been asked by lots of people if it’s ok to paint laminate furniture. It definitely is doable. It’s not my ideal and I wouldn’t buy a piece of laminate furniture to paint, but if there was something I already had that needed a facelift, it’s definite
How to paint over laminate.i used zinsser primer, then painted entire entertainment center a dark brown, then applied old master gel stain in long stokes with sponge brush to give the look of wood grain. it matches the coffee table perfectly.