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Topic: Son gave me TONS of Pergo like floor planks. Help!  (Read 1833 times)
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« on: April 16, 2013 11:09:05 PM »

My son rented a storage unit and the previous renter left a ton of Prego like flooring planks. Not enough to do my living room maybe a small bedroom. I"m not crazy about the color- a off white or light cream. My son gave them to me cause he says I"m crafty but I just can't think what to do with them. They are 4 ft long & about 4 inches wide. Can I paint laminated flooring? Anyone have any crafty ideas? Seems a shame to throw them out. Thanks in advance.- Irene

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013 02:52:49 PM »

You probably can paint them, after all there is product to paint other kinds of laminated surfaces - I am suspecting that you probably would have to lightly sand, clean, and prime them before applying paint to them.  What about using them to make frames or shadow boxes?  Small boxes for storage.  Small shelves for pictures, spices?  Pet bed box?

« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2013 08:55:48 PM »

You could use it to make a interesting headboard or wall cover...
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013 01:40:04 PM »

Thanks guys for the ideas! I was thinking about making a shadow box for my sons high school basketball uniform. I also like the idea of a headboard or wall cover, definitely after painting though! My mind is really spinning with ideas now!
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013 02:30:41 AM »

Hey can you share some pics? You can also take some idea from Replas.This company makes many things like Decking,Sleeper,Fence by recycling stuff.
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2013 07:33:13 AM »

Not sure about painting laminate, but painting Ikea furniture (which seems to have a similar covering) requires using a primer for plastic first (you can get it at DIY stores, ask the employees for a primer for plastic). It'll damage your hands, gloves and airways if you're not careful. That said, my repainted things are holding up ok after being re-painted that way. Not great, but ok.
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