How Do You Paint A Melamine Surface?
Because melamine surfaces are slick and smooth, they can be extremely difficult for amateurs to paint. Often, inexperienced do-it-yourselfers end up with chipping and peeling only weeks or months after application. Even if they are able to get the paint to stick, many amateurs end up with dried brush stroke marks in their final coat. If you need to paint a melamine surface, you need to learn the proper techniques that can help you avoid problems with adhesion and promote a quality, smooth-looking finish. Wash the melamine surface with regular dish soap and water. Rinse the melamine surface thoroughly with a wet rag. Dry the melamine surface thoroughly with a rag. Use blue painter’s tape to cover any areas you don’t want to get paint on. Use 80 to 120 grit sandpaper to rough up the melamine surface as this helps to promote adhesion. Fill the 5-gallon bucket about half-way with melamine primer. Attach the paint roller cover firmly to the roller frame. Use the roller to coat the the melam