What kind of paint can I use to paint over veneer?

What kind of paint can I use to paint over veneer?

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Oct 28, 2017
    The most important part of any paint job is prep work. So you want to clean, repair, sand, and prime your veneer. Then you can work on your paint. You don't say if you're doin furniture or cabinets, but the process should be the same. This should help you:

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    • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Oct 29, 2017
      Okay, so the process is the same, clean, repair with wood putty or glue (depending on if the veneer is loose or chipped), sand lightly making sure that repaired parts are smooth, prime your piece, let it dry then paint. I would use a satin or eggshell finish using a regular water based paint then finish it off with MinWax Polycrylic to protect it. If you want a distressed look, you could use chalk paint. With chalk paint you don't have to sand it, although I would sand the repaired parts and you don't have to prime it, you'll just use enough coats to make sure your color comes through, then lightly sand off where you want the distressed look. You'll need to wax the chalk paint when you're done and clean and wax it every couple of months.
      Read the link I sent, that should help a lot. Here's one on chalk paint.

      If you want some techniques with chalk paint, you should look up more articles on chalk paint techniques using your search engine. Usually Bing or Chrome.

      Good luck.

  • William William on Oct 28, 2017
    I agree with Linda. Prep is the key. You can use any paint you choose, but make sure you prime.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Oct 29, 2017
    Use chalk paint - very little prep and it will cover in two coats. Then you seal it with wax or water based polycrylic.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Oct 29, 2017
    Im a biiiiiig fan of chalkpaint too!

  • Jacx Jacx on Nov 18, 2017
    You might have to order on line. Try Michael's or Hobby Lobby. Annie Sloan is awesome stuff. No matter what, sand that plastic! Most all paint wants to peel off otherwise, including chalk paint. Think if you were painting glass. It needs a "tooth" to hang on too. If it is to get a lot of use I would prime it first. Your time is irreplaceable so do it right so you don't hate it, then have redo it!