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« on: September 05, 2004 05:35:51 PM »

Does anyone know how to paint particleboard furniture?  I have this ugly file cabinet made out of what I think is particleboard but paint does not stick to it.  Anyone know how to deal with this surface?
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2004 07:15:43 PM »

i have a bunch of crappy particle board furniture as well, which i would also like to paint.  i was told to try primer.  i haven't done so yet.
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2004 08:19:28 PM »

What about decoupaging it?  I was thinking of maybe just trying to decoupage since paint won't stick.  I guess sanding might also help but not sure.  There is also some paint I saw at the home depot that is specifically for plastic.  Maybe that will work. 
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2004 06:37:57 AM »

They make primers for this kind of thing. I've heard Sherwin-Williams PrepRite Wall & Wood primer is good for particle board. Spend some time examining labels in your local hardware store.
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2004 05:56:40 PM »

Any store that sells paint should sell primer also.  I've painted almost every surface known to man and all you have to do is prime the surface first.  A quick sanding will ensure great results.  Just read the side of the can to see if you're buying the correct kind of primer.
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2004 06:04:05 AM »

Sand, primer,lightly sand again, paint.  Don't overload on the paint though, that stuff swells when wet.  I found that out the hard way.  Do light coats, don't try to get full coverage on the first coat, it may take 3 or 4 coats. Coat coat coat, wow it's lost all meaning now. 
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2004 07:03:09 PM »

Thanks! I am definitely going to try this.
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