Laminated furniture makeover

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I'd like to remove the paper laminate on my bookshelf and paint it. Any ideas?
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  • William William on Sep 22, 2016
    DO NOT TRY TO REMOVE THE PAPER COVERING. The "wood" underneath may be particle board or MDF and you may not be able to get it all off. Just lightly sand to remove any gloss and a tooth for paint. Wipe it down, prime with KILZ or BIN, then paint your color on.

  • Cassie Aung-Myint Jensen Cassie Aung-Myint Jensen on Sep 22, 2016
    Ditto! No need to remove the "paper". Just rough it up a little with sand paper and then a quality primer before your finish coats. Good luck!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 22, 2016
    Agreed William you always have the answer.

    • William William on Sep 22, 2016
      Jack of all Trades, Master of None =:) Except Woodworking.

  • Patricia Patricia on Sep 23, 2016
    I recently painted a piece of laminated furniture. After some light sanding, I first primed it with a coat of chalk paint (close to the color I wanted to paint it.) It worked out nicely. I agree, do not remove particle board.