How To Paint Sleek Ikea Laminate Furniture

IKEA is famous for their real wood veneer and the MALM two drawer chest is a sleek, sturdy piece that can also be used as a nightstand. 

What do you do when you’re tired of the finish and it’s time to change your decor? Paint it with Fusion™ Mineral Paint!

The same shiny veneer surface that makes IKEA pieces super durable creates a challenge for adhesion. 

It’s easy to resolve with a few simple prep steps. Simply clean the surface to be painted and sand lightly with a 220 grit sandpaper to roughen the surface. Then apply one coat of Fusion Ultra Grip. 

Ultra Grip is a water-based concentrated acrylic emulsion that allows for Fusion™ Mineral Paint to adhere to surfaces that are typically not for painting such as veneer, a lacquered surface, laminate, metal or glass. 

Allow to dry for 12 hours before applying subsequent coats of Fusion™ Mineral Paint.

Each coat of Fusion also needs 12 hours to dry between coats. The paint will be dry to the touch within an hour or so, and will need 21 days to fully cure to a hard durable, washable surface. Beautiful!