French Provincial Desk with Plastic Drawer Fronts Paint

Jul 19th

French provincial desk – Create a dated and poor quality French provincial desk, closet or office work for your modern house with a fresh coat of paint. While the top-quality French provincial furniture is real wood, you can have a vintage piece of your own, a thrift store or a hand-me-down with plastic laminate drawer fronts.

Wooden French Provincial Desk
Wooden French Provincial Desk

Instructions French provincial desk with plastic drawer fronts painting: 1) Remove all the knobs, handles and hardware of the piece with a screwdriver. 2) Wipe the entire unit with a solvent-based cleaner on a cleaning cloth. 3) Sand all surfaces with 150-grit sandpaper. Wipe with a soft, damp cloth or tack cloth to remove sanding dust. 4) Paint all surfaces with an adhesive primer designed for plastic laminate, with a brush. Allow 45 minutes to an hour alcohol based shellac primer dry or 2-3 days of oil-based primer. 5) Sand the dry primer lightly with 220-grit sandpaper. Clean all sanding dust away. 6) Paint the entire dresser, desk, closet with 2-3 thin layers of oil or latex paint. Let the paint dry thoroughly before replacing the hardware.

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With good preparation for French provincial desk, you can paint plastic laminate to lease a more stylish life. Consider oil in place of latex-based paints for wear-resistant furniture, in particular, which are used in the kitchen or bathroom.