Painting Laminate Book Cases

Old 08-03-04, 06:03 AM
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Painting Laminate Book Cases

[B][COLOR=Blue] I have four laminate bookcases that I want to paint. Fortunately I did a test on one of the shelves and found a problem. The paint will stick but it will peal off after it dries. It is like skin pealing off after a sunburn. Hopefully there is something I can do besides sanding down all those shelves and sides. Any assistance will be appreciated.
Old 08-03-04, 06:28 AM
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You need to at least scuff sand them to help adhesion. 120 grit works good. Laminate is just too smooth for most primers to grip onto. Using an oil-based primer will also help with adhesion in this case.

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