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!?
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