Wood or Formica Tops

Old 10-30-02, 11:01 PM
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Wood or Formica Tops

I have two end tables that only the tops need help. I feel they are formica. Do the same rules apply to preparation of formica as wood. I want to marbleize tops to match a marble fireplace. What is your advice? Thanks for any support. decorator jo
Old 10-31-02, 04:41 PM
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Formica, Wilsonart, Micarta, etc., can be a challenge when it comes to refinishing - but it can be done.

Sand thoroughly - the paint will need s surface to adhere to (I'd use 80 grit). Prime. Use a good primer such as BIN or KILZ. I've used both in the past and like them for their coverage 'sticktoitiveness' and ease of sanding.

Sand the primer smooth and continue as you would marbelizing over wood.

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