How do you refinish a dining table top that is wood laminate?

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  • Dfm Dfm on Jun 20, 2017
    laminate is more of a picture of wood than a real wood. If you can tell from the under side what it is made of...there might be a chance. I would look up furniture refinishing places, take a few photos with you of the table top. Some places will tell you to diy it...but will tell you how and what to use.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jun 20, 2017
    First you need to make sure the laminate is glued tightly. Then I'd sand it lightly, put on a good primer then paint or for something different, cover it with a uniquely patterned material. If you do that, you'd have to polyurethane the material.

  • Karen Smith Karen Smith on Jun 20, 2017
    sand it first to dull the surface, wipe off any debris,use a primer in the surface, you can use a spray primer, then just use a durable paint on it

  • Lynn Goins Lynn Goins on Jun 20, 2017
    You can lightly (fine grit) sand the top. Make sure the laminate is secure to the wood under it. And then apply your stain and polyurethane. Or....paint it!

  • Mgroshong Mgroshong on Jun 20, 2017
    Take off the old laminate. Pick up a sheet of new laminate, at home depot along with some laminate glue. Stain to match after glue hardens.
    Easy to do, also replaced a worped laminated front front door, an also laminated an old bathroom painted cabinate an also a wall to match.
    Easy to do, just follow directions, on the glue, an ask persons at home depot.
    You'll be amazed at how wonderful it'll look. I never did anything like these jobs before, & l'm a 4'10" woman, with no construction experiance.

  • Kathy Svetlik Kathy Svetlik on Jun 20, 2017
    Thank you.

  • Adam Eng Adam Eng on Jun 23, 2017
    i would go to lowes and get a nice piece of oak plywood sheet and have them cut it to size .. i would router the edges if you have access to it .. and then glue it to the exsisting table top