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radarfan
« on: January 22, 2014 09:27:58 AM »

hi
inspired by this site to make a dolls house for my little girl but wondered if i could use a paint on veenered wood and have it stay on and not chip easily? I have a bookcase i would like to use but its flat pack furniture thats got that cheap wood effect.
any ideas on what i could use?
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StitchWench
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014 09:11:13 AM »

I don't have the answer because I have the same question. I hope someone can help us. I've poked around on the web but I have not seen any acceptable-to-me results. I'll keep researching and will post back here if I find something.
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014 02:23:33 PM »

I would think you would treat it the same as laminate furniture.
You can sand it to rough it so the paint sticks. Then you need to use a primer. Then paint with an oil based paint.
There's quite a few tutorials around on Pinterest
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014 02:13:54 AM »

I would think you would treat it the same as laminate furniture.
You can sand it to rough it so the paint sticks. Then you need to use a primer. Then paint with an oil based paint.
There's quite a few tutorials around on Pinterest

This is a little late, but what skittlebub said is exactly what my mother and I did to our cabinets in our kitchen. We had these horrible textured white partical board veneered cabinets and they were falling apart and ugly... some harsh treatment from our orbital sander, 2 coats of primer, a coat of all-in-one-primer-and-paint, and just for fun a coat of polyeurathane waterproofing (helps keep the grease issue easier (note the ER in easier ha ha) to clean up)....worked just fine for us, and they are going on year 3 or 4 since we did this and holding fine thus far (even after abuse from 2 toddlers)
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014 05:27:37 PM »

If you sand the veneer lightly you can then apply a primer. Once the primer is dry, apply a further coat. Then simply coat over the surface with your desired paint. Apply at minimum a couple of coats, although it may take as many as four coats to get the desired finish. Best of luck!
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