I know that the idea behind chalk paint is no prep, but with laminate, you never know. I applied two coats using a foam brush.
If it sticks really well, then you’re good to paint the rest of your laminate furniture with chalk paint.
How to distress laminate furniture with chalk paint. Furniture with laminate or plastic can be painted and updated. For instance if the chalk paint has crackled since there is an opening on the furniture it is important to seal the cracks or openings first before you actually apply the chalk paint. I cleaned the nightstand with some elbow grease cleaner and gently sanded both of its sides with 150 grit sandpaper.
Dust and furniture polish can stop paint from sticking to the surface. Again, make sure your nozzle is about a foot away from the piece and you move the can in quick, even strokes. Sand to remove paint or lightly sand to roughen the surface.
Here is how to distress furniture with chalk paint: I wanted to make sure the paint will adhere properly to the surface. Rub another layer of wax over the new dry coat of paint.
Paint on a completely different color, such as robin's egg blue, allowing it to dry completely. I used my own recipe of chalk paint and interior latex aqua paint. Spread the glue & paint over it to make the crackles.
How to distress a picture frame with chalk and spray paint Let it dry for 24 hours and then try to scratch it off with your fingernail. Learning how to paint laminate furniture the right way.
Apply a second coat if you like, if this. Wipe down furniture and begin painting. When painting laminate with chalk/mineral paint (brand name or hmcp), the steps are exactly the same as method #1 except no primer is needed.
Prime your laminate dresser with two coats of bonding primer for the best results. Painting furniture is all the rage in hom. Using a paintbrush, apply the primer color to the furniture.
This video tutorial shows the simples steps it takes to successfully paint over laminate or pl. I found it helpful to have a small sponge brush on hand to smooth out clumps of paint before they dried. Once the base color is dry, get a clean paintbrush to apply the second color.
Without finishing wax, chalk paint will rub off in time. Dip a clean paintbrush into the can of finishing wax and apply to the piece to seal the chalk paint. In this video, you will learn how to distress chalk painted furniture that is made of particle board, with the plasticky veneer covering it.
Then seal it with shellac let it. I used my favorite finishes, miniwax wood finish in jacobean stain. Paint a little bit of chalk paint on the flat surface of your laminate (so it’s super easy to remove if it doesn’t stick).
After letting those two coats dry for a few hours each, i did a little bit of distressing to the piece. The first time will save you time and a big fat headache! Priming laminate furniture with a bonding primer is the only way to really get the paint to stick to laminate furniture.
Distress with by dry brushing. Paint spots with acrylic paint.