- Lacquer Thinner
- Bonding Primer
- Latex or Plastic Paint
- Polycrylic Protective Finish
- Paint Brush
- Wipe surface with lacquer thinner to remove any oil and grease and to open the pores of the laminate, making it more receptive to paint.
- Apply a couple coats of bonding primer. The bonding primer is designed for slick, shiny surfaces, like laminate.
- Apply paint coats, allowing to dry between coats. The amount of coats will depend on the color. I applied six coats! Yellow is always hard to paint. I found the paint at Walmart and it had been returned or was the color for someone else, so it was only $8. Score for me! I had planned on painting it yellow and randomly found the returned paint, so it made choosing a shade of yellow very easy. It saved me a lot of time going through paint samples. The color is called Buttercup and I love it!
- I chose to apply a couple coats of a polycrylic protective finish, because it was going in a 3 1/2 year old's room. Let's face it, little boys can be a rough and any added protection is plus!
- Let dry thoroughly. I let mine dry and set for a good five days, before applying new hardware and putting it in Parker's room. The top knobs I already owned from a previous project and the pulls I found on Amazon. I like the pop of black on the buttercup yellow.
I only have one before picture and its not a very good one. I deliberately never took pictures of it before, because I thought the dresser was ugly, so it was hard to even find one picture. I took quite a few pictures of the process, but they somehow got deleted or they are lost on my computer somewhere. I've spent too much time looking for them and I gave up. So, I apologize for the lack of before and progress pictures.
|New black hardware|
|My little helper|
Happy Champagne Thursday!