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Can you paint melamine? It’s possible with Colorantic!
Can you paint melamine?
Painting melamine, is that possible? With Colorantic products, yes it is! Bénédicte Girard from La Belle Commode explains how this is possible.
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.
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 based paint is possible and easy.
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Bénédicte Girard owns a business called La belle commode. It is a Quebec furniture revaluation company. Proudly located in Rawdon in Lanaudière.The one who adores vintage and period furniture restore its charm to furniture that is sometimes neglected for too long. It makes new with old, but think again, it makes old with new too! Bénédicte Girard knows how to give a charm of yesteryear, even to IKEA furniture! Formerly a nursing assistant, she left her stable job to pursue a dream of having her own business, and she has no regrets! She often thanks to her dear father who showed her how the tools work and who taught her and helped her during all these years. The love of furniture must run in the family! She often shows you her completed projects on her Facebook business page. And not just anyhow, Bénédicte loves to showcase her work before immortalizing it on the networks! She also shows her renovation ideas, her workshop, her blended family that she adores and her dog who likes to test the quality of the furniture but don't be mistaken, it's not just the furniture that occupies her! Colorantic collaborator since 2019, she knows chalk based paint very well! Be sure to read our blogs for inspiration!
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