How to Refurbish Your Furniture

Do you have some old laminate furniture that you want to give a second life? Then this easy project will teach you everything you need to know.

  • 4 hours

  • White spirit
  • Primer
  • Protective paper
  • Water based paint, in one or as many colors as desired if you choose to make the gradient effect

  • Angle brush
  • Oil-based roller
  • Paint roller
  • Roller tray

Step 1: Prepare your furniture

Place them on the protective paper, you don't want to get primer on your
floor! Remove any dust or dirty spots, use a cloth with warm water and clean your furniture.

Step 2: Apply the primer

We use a shellac-based primer. That helps the paint to stick to your furniture. Give your primer a good stir before applying. When you don't use a primer your paint will scratch off over time. Use an oil-based roller and a roller tray.

Step 3: Apply the paint

After you have enough layers of primer on your furniture, we are going to start painting.

Now you can enjoy your furniture even longer!

Do you want to know more about paint or stains? Then watch our other how-to videos!


At Kooyman we are always happy to help.