How to refinish a Formica dining table top?

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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Feb 01, 2019

    All you can do is replace the top or paint it. They make a paint kit for laminate sold at Home Depot and step by step instructions are in the kit.

  • William William on Feb 02, 2019

    Paint or gel stain is just about the only way.

  • Tex11597626 Tex11597626 on Feb 02, 2019

    If you use a latex interior wall, like what you would use on a bedroom wall, you have thousands of color choices. If the laminate top is glossy, lightly sand the top to dull the surface. Clean the top then apply a bonding primer. Paint top your choice of color, then apply 2 or 3 coats, with light sanding between coats, of acrylic polyurethane. A gloss or semi gloss sheen will show wear and scratches quicker then a low luster. When the top shows wear and tear, lightly sand with fine grade sandpaper, then apply a fresh coat of poly. Do not use abrasive cleanser on this surface.