Can a fiberboard bookcase be painted? It has a shiny surface.

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 25, 2017
    ESP primer first.
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Nov 25, 2017
    Sure, just scuff it up to remove some of the shine, then use a good primer, let it dry then paint at least 2 coats of the paint of your choice. I hope that helps
    Oops, I forgot to give you the first step! Be sure you clean it well with hot soapy water and after sanding vacuum all the dust and clean again. If it needs a really good cleaning you can use TSP cleaner. You'll find that in any hardware store.
  • Kauai Breeze Kauai Breeze on Nov 25, 2017
    Use a shellac based primer (i.e. Kilz) to prevent bleeding of ink, plus it dries super fast and won't warp the cardboard like latex paint. You can use latex paint after you use the primer.
  • Patti Patti on Nov 25, 2017
    Yes It can be painted. Just use Annie Sloan chalk paint Or Fusion Mineral paint. The adhesion properties are outstanding.
  • Joe Pollarine Jr Joe Pollarine Jr on Nov 25, 2017
    Rough the surface with 300 grit sandpaper then 400 grit clean. Prime , paint
  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 25, 2017
    A sanding so you get rid of the shine is in order. Wipe down with damp rag afterwords. Then several light coats of paint.
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