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How to Paint Laminate Nightstands

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If you’re looking for a piece of furniture to paint you may think of passing over a piece of laminate furniture, but I’m going to show you how easy it is to paint laminate furniture!  I received 2 laminate nightstands from my brother-in-law.  They were FREE, in decent shape, but laminate.  I’m going to share with you my step-by-step tutorial on How to Paint Laminate!

How to Paint Laminate

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Here’s the nightstand that I started with.

There were a few chips and scrapes, so I used some wood filler to patch up those imperfections.

Once the wood filler was dried I sanded over those areas until it was smooth.  I didn’t sand the rest of the piece because this primer is AMAZING!

This Bulls Eye primer is great for covering laminate.  It sticks like no other primer I’ve tried… no sanding needed!!

So I put on 2 coats of primer, letting it dry well between coats.

When I used 2 coats of white paint.

I used a foam brush and a foam roller to apply both.

 What a transformation!

 See… painting laminate is super easy!  So next time you see a cool piece of furniture that’s laminate, you might want to try painting it!

Here’another laminate furniture I’ve painted…

Princess Dresser

Easiest Way to Paint Laminate Furniture a great tutorial


  1. Hello Maryann, do you know where I may be able to find the drop bail pulls you have on this nightstand? I have a dresser I just refinished & I need 2 pulls to complete it but I’m having a hard time finding this exact design & size.

  2. Your step by step instructions are so helpful! I have been considering painting my bathroom vanity but was skeptical because of the laminate, I think I’m ready to give it a try. One question: do I need to finish it off with a sealant? thanks!

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