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Old 11-05-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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sanding laminated furniture for the first time(help)?


i never painted a dresser or anything before ,so i am not familiar with what sanding is or what finish (texture after sanding) i am looking for, in order for the paint to adhere to the laminated surface.


i tried sanding a small portion of the dresser with a 100 grit sandpaper ;
http://oi41.tinypic.com/14v6yb8.jpg

can someone tell me if this is alright?

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Old 11-05-2013, 10:19 PM   #2
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I'd be using a stripper and a scrapper before sanding.
Burn through the top layer by sanding and it's trash.
http://www.rockler.com/bahco-cabinet-scrapers

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I'd be using a stripper and a scrapper before sanding.
Burn through the top layer by sanding and it's trash.
http://www.rockler.com/bahco-cabinet-scrapers
as in for scrapping the top shinny part????? and then i should sand it?
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:37 AM   #4
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for this first thing would be to wash to remove any furniture polish and grime. Make sure to rinse well .then lightly sand with fine sandpaper ,all your doing is breaking the gloss and giving some tooth for the primer to bite .using a bonding primer is a must, Zinsser cover stain is what I would use
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It looks in the pic like a veneered piece and the veneer has bubbled. If that is true you need to get a injection needle with some glue and glue it back down. If it is a veneered piece you must be very careful it is VERY easy to sand thru the veneer as it is very thin. After you get the bubbles glued bacd down you need to use a stripper then just hit it with 220 grit.
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It looks in the pic like a veneered piece and the veneer has bubbled. If that is true you need to get a injection needle with some glue and glue it back down. If it is a veneered piece you must be very careful it is VERY easy to sand thru the veneer as it is very thin. After you get the bubbles glued bacd down you need to use a stripper then just hit it with 220 grit.
cant i just use a primer i seen alot of bloggers do this 1:prime with the zinsser primer) 2:paint 3: clear semi gloss floor finish


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cant i just use a primer i seen alot of bloggers do this 1:prime with the zinsser primer) 2:paint 3: clear semi gloss floor finish


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If the veneer is coming loose you must glue it back down, if not when you put your water based primer and ayer based paint on it it will come loose even more. If you are going to paint instead of stain you don't need to strip it. Just sand it a little everywhere this will rough up the finish already on it. Then I would recommend cover stain primer then paint. And you really don't want to use floor finish. If you paint just use a gloss paint. Not sure but I think your getting stain and paint confused.
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What's under the laminate?? Plywood ..particle board...mdf??
Plywood may not be a problem to paint over. But sanding particle board or mdf may expose parts of the panel. Grain swelling could occur after that.

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