Asked on Sep 20, 2019

How do you redo a laminate (fake) wood table?

HowiLauren of Mom Home GuideMegan


How Do you redo a laminate wood table? Is there any sanding required?

4 answers
  • Laura Cooper
    on Sep 20, 2019

    Julie, you shouldn't need to sand much. Peel off the old laminate, use contact adhesive on both the substrate and the new sheet of laminate, then adhere and roll out air bubbles. A small edge hand router works well to trim off excess sheet laminate

  • Megan
    on Sep 21, 2019

    Hi Julie! If the laminate is in good condition I would use gel stain over the laminate! :)

    Gel stain works great over laminate and you can seal it with a poly. Here is link for the gel stain. :) It also comes in other colors. No priming or sanding required!

  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide
    on Sep 21, 2019

    You could paint it with chalk paint -- no sanding it required. This video tutorial is for cabinets, but the technique is basically the same:

  • Howi
    on Sep 24, 2019


    # 1 why are you removing it ?? You can go over the old. Sand it first, then contact cement the new over the old. Trim all the edges smooth.

    Have someone how has done this before to help you.


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