Can contact shelving paper be painted?

Painting wood contact paper shelving unit

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  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jun 12, 2018
    As long as there are no tears sticking up, you can paint right over Contact paper. Ideally, you would strip and sand the shelves, but if they are already smooth, no real problems. Clean, prime, paint, and seal the shelves. Or clean, and paint with chalk paint. Best wishes ☺️
  • 27524803 27524803 on Jun 12, 2018
    Everything can be painted.... the question is whether the paint will stick...
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jun 12, 2018
    The paint won't last...I've done it. I suggest you use Krylon Fusion for plastic, I think there is a Rustoleum one too. Maybe that will last longer than regular paint.
  • Alice Alice on Jun 12, 2018
    Painting over any glued-on coating, whether it is contact paper or wallpaper, is not my first preference. Be sure to clean the contact paper before painting especially if you think there might be any oil or grease on it.
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jun 15, 2018
    Sorry are you talking about laminate? I must have misread your post. Your title and description appear to be 2 different things. I thought you were talking about vinyl /plastic contact paper that you added to a shelf.
    Yes you can paint a laminate shelving unit.
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