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Melamine Furniture

There are different reasons why you might want to paint a piece of furniture. This can be a way of bringing old furniture back to life or simply harmonize it to the new style of a room. Project ideas are endless with Colorantic products. However, the steps to achieve these results are sometimes unknown.

High quality paint, brushes and products can make a big difference in the end result. Be creative, don’t be afraid to experiment with different colours and painting techniques to achieve a unique look!

If you encounter challenges along the way, view them as opportunities to learn and improve your skills. Don’t be discouraged, there are no unrepairable errors.

Painting melamine, is it possible? With Colorantic products, yes! Melamine, a low-cost material, can become an interesting decorative element in your room with a few manipulations.

Although it’s a quick and inexpensive update, will the paint on melamine hold up for the long term? Bénédicte Girard explains how this is possible.

It’s an easy project to complete in just a few hours, and one that you’ll be able to look back on proudly every day! So, if melamine furniture or cabinets are getting you down, why not update them now?By reading the following, you will learn all the steps to recreate such a project!

Products Used

Even if it is not the most pleasant part of the project, it is essential to properly prepare your furniture and your work environment before starting.

Surface Preparation

  1. Clean the furniture using Colorantic Cleaner and Varnish Remover. Spray all surfaces and leave to act for approximately 10 minutes. Once the time is up, make sure to rinse very well with hot water twice to remove all residue.
  2. Sand lightly to improve paint adhesion.
  3. Depending on the condition of your furniture, you may, like me, need to repair and/or fill a few holes.
  4. To do this, I used Lesage wood filler.


Applying the Primer

Prime the furniture with Colorantic oil primer. Alternate with the brush and roller for application and allow to dry well before continuing work.


Give a Wood Effect Before Painting

  1. If you want a wood effect under the paint, you must apply a stain. For this piece of furniture, I used the Saman Walnut coluor.
  2. Allow 24-48 hours for drying time.


Time to Apply Colour

  1. I used a mixture of Kiwi and Mermaid (half and half for each colour).
  2. Apply a coat with a roller to large areas so that the stain appears in certain areas. The idea is not to completely cover the surface.
  3. Using dry and damp cloths, you accentuate the old effect by wiping in places. It is important to do one section at a time, as Colorantic paint dries very quickly.


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

You now have a unique melamine piece of furniture that will turn heads.

Feel free to try other colours. Colorantic’s colour palette is full of rich, vibrant colours. We guarantee that painting melamine with Colorantic chalk paint is not only possible, but easy too!

Bénédicte Girard


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