Painting & Decorating Question

Remove laminate paint from furniture?


After moving into our new house a couple of months ago, I decided to paint the laminate furniture in my sons room - a built in wardrobe and cabin bed - they were a beech colour and I really didn't like them. However, a couple months down the line and I have only half painted the wardrobes, and to be honest I now preferred them the way they were (typical, I know!). They were painted with a white laminate paint - is there any way to get this off without damaging the laminate wardrobe underneath?


3 Answers

Hmm this is a interesting bit of work I recently repainted some furniture,ok,give the surface a light rub down using 120 grit,use wet / dry sandpaper,the black stuff.
Basically all your doing is creating a key,then you need to prime or undercoat,what paint you using ?waterbased,acrylic or oil based ?.
Ok which ever one you use get the same primer or undercoat,aliminum is much better for furniture.
Once you have overcoated with this ,give a very light sand down again with 240 grit wet/ dry sandpaper.
Your now ready to apply your finish coat which you should do twice for better coverage and look but do make sure you sand lightly in between coats.
Hope this works for you as well as it does for me.
Good luck
Chris spence

Answered 28th Nov 2011

Bright Painting & Decorating Services

Member since 18 Nov 2011

Go to any paint merchant and ask for paramose supposed to be not as potent as nitro-mors.
Paint on the stripper a small section at a time and wait when you see the paint starting to bubble wipe off with a cloth with soapy water as quickly as you can .
Dont forget protect the floor and yourself with gloves and glasses it is dangerous stuff paint stripper.
If it is waterbased paint that is on the furniture there are paint strippers that can stip waterbased paint but are extremely expensive .
Hope this helps you .

Answered 6th Dec 2011

Country House Decorators

Member since 6 Dec 2011

You have been given sound advice ..the only thing I would add is test a small area in an obscure place(that wont show) first

Answered 7th Feb 2012

Tradesman Decorators Nottm/Wirral

Member since 25 Sep 2008

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