Easy DIY Octagon Table and How to Paint Laminate
I’m super excited to share my new, easy DIY Octagon Table and how to paint laminate with you guys. When I say new, I mean, like I got it 6 months ago. I got a hexagon claw foot table from craigslist and gave it a full makeover. The table top is laminate so I’m going to show you my fool proof tips for painting laminate!
Supplies for painting laminate:
- Krud Kutter
- Tack Cloth
- Sherwin Williams Multi-Purpose Latex Primer
- Sherwin Williams Pro Classic paint
- Minwax Polycrylic – Semi Gloss
I don’t have a full before photo but it looked like this.
First thing I did was take the table legs off and prop it up on some old barstools.
I wiped the entire thing down with an old t-shirt and Krud Kutter. This stuff cuts down the glossy finish and gets it all prepped for sanding. It claims to increase adhesion without sanding but when you’re painting laminate I feel like, you still have to sand. All the prep work ensures great adhesion of paint.
Next, I sanded the table with a medium grit sandpaper and took off all of the wood veneer print. Then, I resanded it with a fine grit. I wiped it down completely with a damp cloth and let it dry. You could/should use tack cloth to wipe up excess sanding dust.
I taped off the edges because I didn’t want the to paint them.
I rolled on 2 coats of primer (let them dry thoroughly in between).
Next, I moved the table into my garage so it didn’t get attacked by the sprinklers. I rolled on 3 coats of paint, letting each coat each dry thoroughly in between.
Finally I screwed on the hairpins legs. I got these ones from Second Chance Pallet.
I absolutely love this table and the laminate has held up remarkably for the last 6 months! I love the size and I love the chairs and the rug and the light and… I love it all! What do you think!?
I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well. In fact your creative writing abilities inspired me to start my own blog now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings gradually.
Looks great, but it’s an octagon!
LOL! Thanks for catching that! hahaha!
I almost went and bought an overpriced dining table but decided to make it on my own. I’m not an expert carpenter by any means but these plans made it easy: http://www.bestquicktips.com/easy-wood-plans.
They have saved me tons of money. The last couple of days the plans have also showed me how to make a few wooden toys for my daughter!