Can you paint Formica or laminate that dome office desks are made of?

I want to buy a desk , but don't want to spend a lot I have a desk that was used in a business office that is covered with Formica. I don't like the color it's brown and would like white or any other bright color. How can I paint it or is that even possible?
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  • Debby Debby on Jun 18, 2017
    Not that I know off. The Formica should be relaced

  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Jun 18, 2017
    You could probably paint it with chalk paint, it adheres to most anything. Just clean it, give it a light sanding if you want, and paint with chalk paint. I think you could also use latex paint if you use the right primer first, like Zilsser 123 or Rustoleum Transformations.

  • William William on Jun 18, 2017
    Make sure its clean and dry. Lightly sand to remove any gloss and roughen the surface for paint. Prime with a good stain blocking primer like Zinsser 123 or BIN. Paint with your color. Seal with at least three coats of a water based polyurethane. Use a foam roller and foam brush for a smooth finish.