Painting Cheap Laminate Shelves with enamel paint


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Old 09-22-09, 08:56 AM
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Painting Cheap Laminate Shelves with enamel paint

I am planning to paint some cheap laminate shelves. My plan is to lightly sand, paint with BIN primer, then paint with a couple of coats of SWP ProClassic Interior alkyd enamel.

Any reason this wouldn't work? Is there any problem painting the enamel over the BIN primer?

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Jenn
 
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Old 09-22-09, 01:12 PM
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BIN can be top coated with most paints including the proclassic oil base enamel. Make sure the laminate is clean before you prime and it should come out ok - the paint job might be worth more than the laminate
 
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Oh, it will be - I'm trying to match existing furniture or I would just toss the shelves!

Should I sand after applying primer, or can I just paint once the primer is dry?
 
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It's almost always a good idea to sand between coats. A quick scuff sand with 220 grit is all you need.
 
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Thanks Marksr, I really appreciate your help!
 
 

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