When painting laminate furniture, there are just a few things to know that are different than painting real wood furniture. With laminate furniture, you are basically dealing with a surface that is basically plastic instead of a surface that is wood. Sanding? With plastic, you cant really sand the surface,
how to paint fake wood. "Zinsser’s Bulls Eye Water Based Primer…This primer is great for covering laminate! It sticks like no other primer I’ve tried. No sanding needed! I put on 2 coats on primer and then 2 coats of Valspar’s white paint. I used a foam brush & roller."