Does chalk paint adhere to Formica?

by Cathy
I have an old dresser and it has a Formica top. I'd like to paint it with chalk paint. Also after printing with chalk paint are you suppose to put done type if a sealer over the paint?
  3 answers
  • Tammy Tammy on Jun 15, 2017
    Yes and yes. Chalk paint is a fantastic product but you can mess up your hard work if you don't protect the surface. You can use odorless polyurethane after your through. Use several coats. I wouldn't lay food directly on any of it because of the possibility of contamination. Use a cutting board. May I suggest using a stencil to give your counter interest.

  • Pamela Rascoe Brown Pamela Rascoe Brown on Jun 15, 2017
    yes. Clean the Formica with mineral spirits. Thin the first coat of chalk paint with about 20% water. Wait at least 24 hours before second coat, 2 days is better.

  • Jill Jill on Jun 15, 2017
    Yes - if you use good chalk paint (such as Annie Sloan) you won't have to do any prep!