best bonding primer for laminate

The laminate or high gloss lacquer is now ready for a coat of Dulux Supergrip primer. Any ideas? ), HELP! Latex or water-based paint works well on laminate cabinets if you use a good primer. And for those of you who are wondering, yes the giant map is still there, just on the opposite wall ! OMG, thank you so much for the how to. But it’s good to have some on hand anyway just to get any paint off your hands ! Kate. The island was painted wood, not laminate, but I’ve used the Zinsser CS on several laminate projects (entertainment center, credenza, shelving) and have been very pleased with the way it holds up. I guess it just shows that if you use the correct products, you can paint almost anything. Kate-the cabinet looks fab! Any insight as to whether your laminate treatment might work on the baseboard and window trim? Oh no! Kate. ). I have it all around my baseboards and windows and it is so builder’s grade circa 2000 when my house was built. I made the pillow cover with some Annie Selke fabric. Plus, easy for the kids to operate! I’ve bookmarked this post so I remember what primer you use! Or paint over it? The last time I painted laminate was about 12 years ago. I had primed it, then painted it and then, when it was too late, I realized you good scrap off the paint with a fingernail…… disappointing! At Lowe’s, we have a variety of primer brands to choose from including Zinsser primer, Rust-Oleum primer and more. Dang, Girl….You just don’t ever stop. May 16, 2020 - Discover the best primer for your laminate furniture project & the pros and cons to each bonding primer! I have been wondering for YEARS if I could do this, but never really bothered to research! Kate. I have also used that Zinsser product to paint all the workwork in my previous house, as they had spray laquered it after painting it and it worked well. Awesome!! thank you for sharing!! Looks so fresh & crisp! Thanks for sharing. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel There are many good primers out there from water-based to oil, pigmented shellac, hybrid and so on. We just painted our kitchen countertops, and I LOVE THEM now!! I was wondering what I had done wrong with the bookshelf I just painted a week ago. It looks like a brand new cabnet, Great post! Then I think, I woud paint with paint in spray (aerosol). Oh how I wish I would have learned this a year ago! Have you ever painted any of that “pseudo” wood trim that’s not quite MDF and not quite real wood but more of a strand wood? So I think I will go with your primer and finish it up! I put my finger nail across it and the paint just all came off. Bonding primer for applying epoxy over, laminate countertops, solid surface countertops, cultured marble, and other non porious smooth hard surfaces. Gonna paint that baby!! Keep the conversation going! I swear by Zinsser primer – it’s like a miracle in a can. Now that it has been a few months, is the paint is staying put? © 2009-2020 Centsational Style, all rights reserved.Centsational Girl and Centsational are legally registered trademarks.Site by Roundhouse Designs, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! Yes isn’t it great Jennifer! Now that Spring has finally showed up the past few weeks, I will be getting out in the garage and sorting out and weeding out of things in those cabinets. Hey! I am eager to try this out and would love to pain an old laminate table with a metallic (silver) paint. I used the cover stain primer over a large desk that I thought might be to glossy for just my homemade chalk paint to adhere to. Like something straight out of Pottery Barn! Did you know that there’s a countertop paint which you can buy at any home improvement store, made especially for laminate? The finished product looks beautiful. This would be perfect for my little ones toy room. It’s amazing how white makes the pieces look so much more modern. Any suggestions or tips? I’m with you on the VHS movies – so cheap and we already had an old TV/VCR combo. And we still use vcr tapes too. Oh, and what color did you use on your kitchen cabinets? I’m really disappointed with the result. I will do a follow up with you. Thanks also for the tip on the oil based primer. Take a look! I’ve worked with others and I’ve been disappointed, so I always return to this product. I’ve painted some bookcases before and had that problem, but I’m not sure what I did wrong. Poor adhesion after the paint has dried/cured.This will cause all your hard work and paint finish to scratch off easily long after your piece is complete.This is a perfect piece to show you The 2 Best Ways to Paint Laminate Furniture. For full disclosure of all blog policies regarding comments, advertising, copyright, sponsored links, guest submissions, and other matters, please look here. Thanks for this tutorial. it helps break down the oil in the paint and I rub it on my hands and then wash off with a hand soap…it may take a few goes to get it all off, but it saves my skin getting dried out by the chemical paint remover ;). Testing its bonding capabilities before diving into an entire paint job could save you from a case of peeling paint down the road—and the need to redo hours of work. Apply your paint to a small, inconspicuous area of the cabinet (like the back of one you hardly ever open), let it cure, then inspect the bonding. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task! Zinsser’s oil based primer dries in two hours, so I was able to apply two coats of primer in one day. Does anyone know if you can use a metallic paint with this process (to paint laminate furniture)? Get free shipping on qualified Laminate Primers or Buy Online Pick Up in Store today in the Paint department. :), I’m baaaaa-aaaaaack! I have done this and weeks later when you thaw it out it can be used again. Since currently unemployed Do you think I should have the primer tinted to a darker color? I actually started my furniture painting ‘career’ on laminate pieces so I could practice my technique and get it right…lucky for me my first piece came up better than I imagined, it turns out I have some natural talent for this! Great!! ), Hey Melanie! Donna. Thanks for all of your suggestions and for being the one who tests it first !!! I will be working on painting some laminate this weekend. I should have just used the chalk paint. What a transformation. Kate, it looks wonderful! It is inspiring to see how much of a transformation that made. Wow, the new storage unit looks amazing! Does it not do that with an oil based primer? I have put one top coat on and just taken a look at it and there is a chip off the top already. While I was at it, I even painted these inexpensive mini cabinets to hold the kids movies and other toys. KILZ Adhesion is a unique latex primer developed to bond securely on slick surfaces where a traditional water or oil-base primer will not adhere. #1.KILZ Adhesion High-Bonding Primer. In this video, our very own Troy tests multiple waterborne bonding primers to see which dries the fastest and provides the most durable finish. What are your expert thoughts? Hugs, Marty. Thanks for this, have been thinking about painting some Ikea desks in our office but wasn’t sure how it would turn out. Do you think that would work just as well without sanding the dresser first? Common concerns when painting laminate furniture are:1. It was time to paint it! Thanks. My go to primer and the best bonding primer for laminate surfaces is the Zinsser Primer, which covers all surfaces without the need of sanding. Thanks You for the post. I’ve got a laminate cabinet that I’m dying to spiff up. That would be worse that just leaving them like they are. WOW Kate that looks gorgeous! That looks terrific! Short of committing to a more costly replacement of outdated kitchen storage, repainting laminate cabinets is an affordable way to turn the eyesore into eye-catching, modern cabinetry. Tips for preparing for Dulux Supergrip primer a – The chemists would probably say the Supergrip is grippy enough for the laminate not to need sanding beforehand, but – sanding wet does more than provide a slightly roughed up surface for priming. In my opinion, the best bonding primer for laminate is a Zinsser primer. Thank you so much for posting! Consider yourself bookmarked. Hey there I was wondering what about cabinets? It’s not that I don’t like blonde wood, I just don’t like faux blonde wood. I am wanted to paint a dresser for my babies nursery. By Manasa Reddigari and Bob Vila. With excellent adhesion properties, it is suitable as a primer, sealer and undercoat. I loveeeeeee your site, tackling a headboard next. I absolutely love what you did with this piece! Totally dig your blog!! And then I never finished the inside “ceilings” of the cubbies because I was just exhausted. I am pregnant so I am worried about fumes with oil based primers. Remove knobs, pulls, and other visible cabinet hardware before painting laminate cabinets for smooth paint application without obstructions. So just follow your steps? Not nearly as porous as its wooden lookalike, this type of surface requires unique preparation, paint, and paint application. Thank you. Super post. I’m always finding cheap laminate bookcases, but I never buy them. Kate, this was so helpful! I have an old “wood” IKEA desk that desperately needs some paint :). I’ve primed and painted a laminate piece before…I didn’t use anything special, but I wish I had b/c I know it won’t hold up forever. We have a kitchen to re-vamp that has old laminate everywhere. Kate, Do you put any kind of finish on afterwards? BEYOND FABULOUS! I think I am going to dive in and five it a try. Poor husband was not happy when he came home (from living it up in California, I might add) and saw what I’d done :). I used you as the push and inspiration I needed to do this myself to a Billy bookcase! Soooo, going to try this with our wood and laminate built in entertainment center. I wish I did Meredith, so sorry, it’s been years! Now for some paint shopping!! I got a great round kitchen table off Craig’s List for $50 but did not realize that the top was laminate. Thank you so much for this tutorial. Okay question, once you have the rolled & brushed oil based primer on would you use spray paint for your color coats? Just wondering if the paint has lasted? Copyright © 2020 Acton Media Inc. All rights reserved. Do you know if I could use the primer wihthout sanding? Your media center looks great! Aha! I’m wondering how spray primer works? I just bought a large dresser type furniture and have seen a couple of blogs that inspired me but not very much details on the how to. ), but it’s been 4 days, and I can scratch it off still. Both pieces began chipping only a couple of months later. Knowing that I could use your tutorial for reference, I went ahead and made the purchases. Also, are any of your children of the toddler variety and, if so, how do you convince them to take long enough naps to paint an entire piece of furniture?! No I didn’t sand first. I’m looking forward to trying your techniques on several pieces of mine. Ugh! It’s the fakeness that bothers me. It glided on evenly and covered flawlessly. Thank you for sharing how you did this. This post couldn’t have come at a better time as I have been wanting to paint an old laminate dresser for a while now. I bought some lime green spray paint (Valspar for PLASTICS) and it worked great. I bought some (it’s even tintable by the paint people) and I can’t wait to use it on my countertops. Am very curious what your take would be on painting those since they are usually high traffic areas like the kitchen and bath. The space looks so fresh, great job painting this piece!! Would anyone have any tips on how to go about doing that? I have never used the oil based primer followed by latex paint combo. so needlessly to say the paint just scratched right off – any way I can fix this – do I need to sand all the previous paint job right off… or can I just sand the parts that are scratched and then reprime… any ideas? This is so awesome. Your media cabinet looks fantastic! Here’s how I painted my laminate storage center. Thank you so much for this post! I’ve always wondered if i can paint these bookshelves …,, would appreciate your feedback. Thank you thank you thank you. This time to say that my laminate experiment was a success! Make sure you invest in the right primer. Hi Carissa, I don’t think Zinsser’s oil based primer is odorless, I believe it’s their new and improved water based formula. Thank you so much for the post—I’ve been ruminating for months over what to do about a laminate dresser. Performs like an industrial solvent primer. Thank you so much for your help….I have googled it so much but with no luck, Hi Maria, unfortunately most acrylic paints will not stay permanent without a primer between the laminate and the acrylic paint. Very fresh, Kate! Thank you. it’s a great product to use…highly recommend it! quick question, what finish did you use for the white paint? I have got a laminate table that has gotten a lot of use and is needing an update. I’m really excited to begin. ;), Hi Jenn, I mentioned a sewing machine in this post, I hope it’s the one you were thinking of. Awesome after!!! I personally love Zinssers B-I-N primer for laminate projects. Thanks, I’ve painted laminate before, but haven’t used a primer. I am really concerned about brush strokes but it is a rather large piece. I dont like to be exposed to the poisons in most paints. Thanks for the inspiring post. It binds to hard-to-paint paint surfaces such as tiles, glass, vinyl, Formica, PVC, Kynar, fiberglass, glossy finishes, chalky paint, glazed brick, and metals. To make it permanent, use a layer of primer designed for laminates or glossy surfaces. Great job. Thanks for sharing your tip! I was just at Home Depot and was so excited to see this oil based Zinnser primer in a spray can! Hopefully a miracle happens in the next 3 days. “This resin-based primer is a sealer as well, so nothing bleeds through. Your armoire came out beautifully! One question…do you find that books/video cases tend to stick to the paint? (We live in Argentina.) I have UGLY furniture that I bought about 7 years ago..wasnt ugly then! Would it work just as well? Fantastic Deb, thank you for sharing! Ditto what Amy asked! Love it! I have a table, that has a fake wood panel, I’m trying to paint over it, for a custom table. Keep on being fabulous! Its advanced chemistry provides a sound anchor for topcoats while reducing or potentially eliminating the need for sanding dense, glossy surfaces. Where do you find the time to do it all??? Has anyone put theres to heavy use yet? If I were doing a small side table, do you think that Zinnser would still be good to use for a primer? You would be crazy not to! It may be tempting to eyeball your cabinets and decide that any dirt is minimal enough to conceal with a paint job, but your dirty secret will get out when the color fails to adhere well to the laminate. Latex paint is recommended for laminate surface painting projects because of its durability and smooth finish. Thanks. It might “stick” at first, but it will easily scratch off. Great job my dear. I always buy my daughter’s Disney movies and others from Goodwill. Your email address will not be published.*. There are different types of primer, such as oil-based primer, acrylic primer, and spray-on primer. I have cabinets from probably the 80’s and I want them WHITE! It’s painting laminate and then taking digital pictures. I’d really appreciate any tips. Now, I must log off my computer and go paint my ugly laminate kitchen countertops! Prime your laminate dresser with 2 coats of bonding primer for the best results. Wonderful! haha! I was wondering how the finish is holding up, after sliding things across it often? It is magic stuff….I have even painted over mirrors in the back of china cabinets and you wouldn’t know once the paint top coats are done. Try sanding it down in the problem spots and reapplying. I would use that anywhere in the house. I only sand any drips or brush marks in between coats, and always lightly, but often it’s not necessary. One of the major advantages of using a bonding primer is they save time and money, and if you can get the job done quicker, that’s a benefit. Thank you! Thanks!! thank you so much for this post…are there any tips for starting out with a darker piece? If you go for the oil-based primer, then you will need a medium-sized roller to get a smooth and even coverage. It is finished in shellack (goma laca). It turned out great. If painting a dark color or black, absolutely have your primer tinted ! Here's the Best Bonding Primers for Laminate! Follow up with two coats of your paint color of choice. After reading this, I am thinking I can probably paint it if I use a good primer…YAH! Its been a couple hours and the texture is awful from the roller(all bumpy). Good luck! It is the BEST primer and a must when painting over many surfaces. Thank you for illustrating and explaining how to paint laminates. A giant big THANK YOU and kindest regards from Germany! It isnpired me to try to paint my nasty bookcase of dark brown wood laminate/over particleboard. :). I’m so sorry you’re having a bad experience, I have had nothing but success with the product which is why I’m always using it. i have something laminate that i want to paint but i didn’t know if it would work. Thanks so much for this. You can see the spot above the knob where the paint continues to chip . My girls have bunches of Disney movies on VHS too. I have always shied away from painting laminate, but now I see I really need to give it a go. You can mask metal on the hinges with painter’s tape and paint the doors in place, or, if the hinges are visible and removable, take the doors down from the cabinets and paint them separately on a work bench or sawhorse. Try ProClassic Interior Acrylic Latex Enamel for lighter colors, and All Surface Latex Enamel Base for deeper hues. I have a laminate dresser that I’ve always wanted to paint. Great job! Thanks for the great advice on here for painting laminate! I was dreading having to sand laminate (in like… a year from now). If you don’t mind, could you tell me what kind of white paint you used on the unit? I’ve used latex paint in the past and it had stuck to items that I put on the piece. Especially for pros taking on a big job, who may not have the time to take down the gloss or sand the substrate. The color went well in my apartment, but it does not match my new house. Great transformation! You can see my results here, if you like! Another thing on my extremely long to-do list (I haven’t even gotten to my piano yet) are laminate bookshelves and entertainment center. :), How refreshing!! Great job. I want to paint a couple of laminate pieces I have, but I don’t want my hubby to be able to say that ever annoying, “I told you so.” lol =) Anyway, thank you! I would’ve never guessed it was laminate! OMG! You can check it out here: Learn how your comment data is processed. Then, rinse with fresh water and dry the cabinets completely. Get 10% off your first order with this Country Chic Paint coupon! If I use the mentioned oil based primer, what type of spray paint would I use? This is so helpful – and you do great work! Fabulous! Totally different and so pretty. Love this post. This is a great tip to pass on to as many people as possible. I love it against the wall color. Reviews: 7 Best Bonding Primer for Kitchen Cabinets 2020 1. These popular paint tools tend to leave an unsightly trail of brush strokes in their wake. Plus I have major tanin stains on the legs. i have something laminate i want to paint but didn’t know if it would work, now i know it will! is there any way I can get a smooth texture or brushed on texture. Bravo! That honey oak color has GOT to go. and did everything you said, exactly as you said. $1 dollar each at the local Goodwill, can’t beat that ! For choosing the right primer for your countertop, you can take the advice of an expert in this field. In fact, the kids are already sliding their baskets around and no scratches yet – it’s that primer that holds the paint on the piece. Oh yes you can paint that laminate ! I was just talking to my girlfriend about painting her laminate tv center, too funny!!! Wow…that looks fantastic! I’m inspired! I much prefer to make repairs and restore. It looks great but I’m not sure for how long. Thanks for being so detailed as to why oil based is better than water based. Disclosure: participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for publishers to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. Yes Kevin the primer serves the purpose of bonding the paint to the laminate surface. Now I know thanks a bunch. I have an 8 foot long work table that is made of wood, but the top has some kind of laminate veneer on it. IKOpro Quick Dry Bitumen Primer is a deep penetrating bituminous solution for stabilising dusty and porous surfaces prior to the application of IKO roofing systems. Will the paint scratch off when pulling books of the shelf? I love it! I didn’t know if the primer was more for covering the wood finish or to help the paint stick better (or both even). Like removes like, I use this trick all the time works great + you have nice soft hands when you are done :), so true Kath, I use vegetable oil, works great!! LOL! Best Bonding Primer. THANK YOU. About 2 weeks ago I painted our laminate kitchen cabinets a white color. I think this will make things a heck of a lot easier now. Am feeling inspired after your post! Go on with your laminate painting self. I tried to sand it smooth and it won’t sand. We think Stix is the best bonding primer you can buy. Just refinished a cheap Ikea dresser to look give it a more polished look. Ensure that the laminate is in good condition by repairing minor laminate damage or re-facing cabinets before applying paint. 1.KILZ L211101 Adhesion Bonding– best bonding primer for glossy surfaces This primer will make your life easier than ever. Isn’t it meant to be a stain blocker? or should I just follow these instructions? Thanks so much! Thanks, girl! Where was this post a week ago? The Prime Lock Plus from INSL-X is considered one of the best resin-based primers available, due to its particularly penetrating solvent formula. The laminate is dark and I want to change the color. Being water-soluble, Valspar Bonding Primer-Sealer easily cleans up or thins with water. The only problem is you need to clean up with Denatured Alcohol, but that is the same issue as with oil-based, just a different solvent. And the white really makes all your goodies pop. The next step is to apply a primer. Great blog! Is there a specific type of paint roller that you use for painting furniture or do you do all of it by paint brush or spray paint? There’s no need to strip the units, but you might try this product for chipping and/or peeling. I am going to paint my kitchen cabinets white soon and I will use your blog as a reference. Does the oil based paint and primer stand up to that treatment. My projects will be a 3 panel hinged shutter screen and a small desk. A little tip for you: instead of using a chemical to remove the paint from your skin I use cooking oil! What a difference! I love the way your cabinet came out (so cute AND organized!). I saw a little tiny article about painting laminate countertops (in a kitchen) in that 100 decorating ideas under $100 or something like that magazine. The best part of all is, I changed the look of this piece in 48 hours! :) I can’t get over the gorgeousness of that chocolate & white pillow…yum! Sand it down with a sanding wedge, that should fix it! And it’s way better in white! Do you know what I maybe did wrong? Laminate doesn’t play well with all primers and paints, only those specially formulated to adhere to its picky surface. This is so great to know! WOW!!!! On IKEA/plastic/laminate shelving/tile/glass: there are few primers which will adhere to these surfaces. #5.Custom Building Products Bonding Primer. I want to paint my laminate bookshelf. Want to use water based primer instead ? Plus, it’s very thin so it doesn’t create a build-up like some thicker primers can (no need for penetrol! This framed print was giv, There's another creative project on the blog today, Holiday greetings friends. I love, love, love the paint color on the walls, which on my iPad looks like a muted grey green with a hint of yellow.. Can you provide the details so I can copy this ;). Did you use oil or latex paint over the primer? Thank you for this post, I have an old laminate kitchen table that I have been wanting to paint but was not sure how. Hi Lori that was a custom mix, but all of the colors of paint on the walls in my home can be seen when you click that tab in the lower sidebar! Thanks again so much!!! Even after you have scuff-sanded it, and even if you are using chalk paint. I was heading to Home Depot for some primer and I’m so glad I have your recommendation first! PVA primer seals the surface of drywall and provides a good base for paint. Good luck with your kitchen painting project! and yours looks great! I was puzzled but after reading your post I see why. If you don’t want to keep harmful materials like mineral spirits around you can use plain coconut or cooking oil to remove the oil paint from your hands. There is a NEW product out that combines primer AND the latex paint to specifically use on a laminate countertop. I have been a fool. That piece looks great – so crisp and new. Looks like a million bucks! Thanks for this article! You are awesome. #3.INSL-X STIX Bonding Primer. This is awesome! It looks like that “perfect” crisp white I am going for. Between sanding and painting, do you have to wash the dust off? Here’s a glimpse of the wall from last year’s post about the map room: Various bins and baskets from Target, Michaels and Pottery Barn. Zinsser does have a ‘deep tint’ primer which will tint very dark but note that it’s water based and takes the same week long period of time to fully harden. You just can’t beat the price, and I don’t have the heart to throw out good disney movies just because they are on tape. I am about to embark on my first laminate painting job, and you’ve given me great hope that it can be a success. New Name, Same Hardworking Formula, KILZ ADHESION 1 gal. Zinsser is in the Rustoleum family, and is in my mind the best primer on the market. It is incredibly inspirational to me. I also used the Zinsser oil-based primer….it has lasted for years (we did it about ten years ago)! Follow these best practices to reinvigorate your laminate cabinetry with a fresh face that lasts! Kate. Of course that looks amazing! Rust-Oleum 1-2-3 PrimerRust-Oleum Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer takes the top spot as our best primers for kitchen cabinets. Blessings, now i know it will!! Paint in hand, you’re almost ready to get to work. #4.XIM 11051 Advanced Technology UMA Bonder. Thanks again for sharing. We are painting out laminate kitchen cabinets and with your help, they have a chance to turn out great! Looks so CRISP….You can’t tell its a FAKE :). awesome paint project. hahahaha still its the same type of furniture. Do I still need to prime? Can you use spray paint over the primer? Hi Ansley, you can always layer latex or oil based paint over oil based primer, but it doesn’t work that well the other way around – I wouldn’t put oil based paint on top of latex primer, but most of the water based paints these days are so great there’s no need to use oil based paints, the modern enamels are especially nice for furniture. Wow! I’m panicking. do you wish you would have painted the pieces sooner??? And how do you prevent brush strokes? I used a flat latex paint and let it completely dry, so no problems with anything sticking to the paint. You can go right over oil based primer with latex paint. Great job and thanks!!!! Oh it looks so refreshed. It was made for painting smooth an slick surfaces like laminate furniture, glass, and metal, but it was also made to be eco-friendly and water-based. Thanks for sharing! I’ve read you don’t need to use a primer with chalk paint – is that true? Plus, it’s very thin so it doesn’t create a build-up like some thicker primers can (no need for penetrol!). Did you peel it all off first? Cures in low temperatures and high humidity. Read the post at Our Suburban Cottage that I linked to- she used a protective coat over her paint on her countertops for added protection. This is absolutely beautiful. When looking for the best bonding primer for kitchen cabinets, there are more than a couple of things you should definitely remember-first, the different types of primer and second, their most important benefits. Hi Michelle, I’d use an enamel paint, they are harder and glossier and easier to wipe down, or you can use a protective coat like Polycrylic. 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