December 04, 2023
Yes – you just need to prepare it correctly.
Smooth out any minor dings with ready-mixed all-purpose filler and fine sandpaper.
Remove significant areas of peeling laminate wrap with a heat gun and a standard scraper tool. You may want to remove the coating from adjacent areas too – but do bear in mind that the laminate is a protective coating.
If the board under the laminate wrap is puffed up or flaking in small areas, you may be able to remove the raised sections and seal thoroughly before filling and smoothing as required. However, large areas of blown board may mean that proceeding with the project is not practical.
See our video and guide to surface preparation for step-by-step instructions.
You can use a brush, roller or paint sprayer. The usual advice applies regarding masking off edges, going with the grain and using the right amount of paint to avoid an uneven finish.
Since all paints take a little time to fully harden, treat the painted surface gently for the first few weeks after painting.
Take a look at our blog for more details about painting laminate surfaces.
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