How To: Paint furniture with Formica surfaces and metal hardware

Paint furniture with Formica surfaces and metal hardware

It's not always an easy task to paint used furniture, especially when you're dealing with Formica, which is a hard durable plastic laminate used on countertops, cupboards and some furniture pieces. This video will show you the steps required to start painting a Formica surface. Also, you'll learn how to properly prepare metal hardware to be painted.

A cedar chest is used in this video, being fully painted and transformed, first by painting the furniture, then the hardware (along with distressing). Here are the basic tips to remember:

* Sand with 320-grit sandpaper
* Clean with TSP
* Use a bonding primer
* Sand in-between all coats of paint

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