Mary Coakley
Mary Coakley
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  • Ireland
Asked on Oct 23, 2017

Can you use chalk paint directly on a formica table? Thanks

FauxgalDysko7710Janet Pizaro


3 answers
  • Dysko7710
    on Oct 23, 2017

    Yes, you can! Here are is a link to check out:

  • Fauxgal
    on Oct 24, 2017

    Many chalk paint people have said yes to that, but I would not.
    Clean your formica well with TSP,
    wipe down with white rubbing alcohol.
    Sand in the direction the grain would be (this would be best done with an electric sander).
    Wipe down again with alcohol.
    Buy XIM primer from Home depot. Paint on. Let dry.
    Hand sand lightly to get the nubs smooth.
    Then paint one coat a day of your paint.
    *I don't like the finish of chalk paint for a counter if is used in a kitchen. If it is just a display counter, then it will be fine. However, chalk paint is porous and not food safe. I can recommend a paint if you are interested.
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