Painting Flat-Pack Laminate Furniture

Painting Flat-Pack Laminate Furniture

Flat pack furniture is cheap and convenient we all agree on that. But it is also made of crappy laminated wood that doesn't normally stand the test of time unless you are very careful with it. 

Several years ago. I brought a complete flat-pack bedroom set consisting of 2 sets of drawers, bedside tables, bookcase and headboard for my daughter.
After a short while, on the dresser remained in good condition.  The other pieces quickly got worn, water damaged, loose or broken. I would never buy this sort of furniture again because it really isn't going to last very long at all.
But the good news is the dresser was still in excellent condition so I decided to give it a quick lick of paint, a slight distressing and changed the wooden knobs with decorative ones.
Hey presto, it looks great now!
Here's how you can easily make over your cheap laminate furniture with Voodoo Molly BONDCOAT PRIMER. 


  1. Clean furniture well, removing all traces of dirt, grease, wax and loose particles.

  2. Repair any holes or cracks with wood filler as per product directions.

  3. Sand the entire surface with 100 grit sandpaper. This will give the surface 'tooth' for adhesion. You can use an electric sander if you wish. Do not over sand! You do not want to sand through the laminate surface.

  4. Clean off all sanding dust before painting.

  5. Use a paint brush  to apply a thin coat of Voodoo Molly Bondcoat Primer . 

  6. Dry at least overnight before painting with Voodoo Molly Vintage Paint.

  7. When you have finished painting allow furniture to fully cure for 7 days before using for best results.