Asked on May 19, 2017

Can you paint fiberboard?

WilliamDebChas' Crazy Creations


I have a white fiberboard bookcase that is beginning to look a little worn. Can I paint it black? Use chalk paint? How do I prepare the surface?
3 answers
  • Chas' Crazy Creations
    on May 19, 2017

    I found an article that should help you ..., good luck
  • Deb
    on May 19, 2017

    Use 120-grit sand paper and sand down the surface of the fiberboard. Use a tack cloth to remove the dust particulates created by sanding then simply paint or stain the surface of the particle board. You may use one or more coats as you see fit. Yes, you can use black paint. Enjoy
  • William
    on May 19, 2017

    Just lightly sand to remove any gloss and roughen for paint. Prime wit a stain blocking primer like Zinsser 123. Then paint with the black. Use a small foam roller and foam brush. No brush marks!
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