Painting Melamine – Introduction

Painting melamine, is that possible? With Colorantic products, yes it is! Bénédicte Girard from La Belle Commode explains how this is possible.

painting melamine furniture
products used tv cabinet

Step 1 – Surface preparation


Clean the bureau with Colorantic Cleaner and Varnish Remover. Sand lightly to improve the adhesion of the paint to the furniture.

Depending on the condition of your furniture, you may, like me, need to repair and / or fill a few holes.

To do this I used Lepage wood filler.


Step 2 – Apply the primer

Prime your piece of furniture with Colorantic Oil Primer. Alternate between brush and roller when applying. Then let it dry


Step 3 – Add a wood effect

If you want a wood effect under the paint, you must apply a stain. For this piece of furniture, I used the colour Walnut by Saman.

Allow 24-48 hours for drying time.


Step 4 – Slap on some colour!

Now is the time to add some colour! The mixture of the colour I made is 1/2 Kiwi, 1/2 Mermaid. Apply a coat with a roller on the large surfaces so as to leave wood-coloured spots. The idea is not to completely cover the surface.

Using dry and damp rags, you accentuate the antique effect by wiping in places. It’s important to do this one section at a time, as Colorantic paint dries quickly.


Step 5 – Finishing the cabinet

For optimal protection, apply a matte varnish. Two coats will be needed.

tv cabinet steps
malamine paint



Voila! You have a unique piece of furniture that will turn heads. And do not hesitate to play with other colours. The Colorantic colour palette is full of rich, vibrant colours. We assure you that painting melamine with our chalk paint is possible and easy.



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