how to upgrade a laminate coffee table

Upgrading a Laminate Coffee Table

A laminate coffee table is a great addition to any living space. But with a few renovations, it can become a truly signature piece in your home. With some extra effort and resources, the look of your laminate coffee table can be completely transformed.


Before you get started, you’ll want to make sure you have the proper tools and supplies. Gather the following:

  • Paintbrush – to apply paint to the laminate
  • Paint – depending on the look you’re going for, you can choose any color
  • Sandpaper – to smooth out any bumps before painting
  • Tabletop Resurfacer – to coat the laminate and create a smooth, even finish
  • UV Resistant Clear Sealant – to protect the surface from becoming damaged

Painting the Laminate

Now that you have all the materials you need, it’s time to begin painting the laminate. Begin by sanding down the laminate with your sandpaper. This will help create a smooth surface for the coating to stick to. Once that is complete, you can start painting. Use your paintbrush to evenly spread the paint over the entire surface. When you have a layer that is even and consistent up to your expectations, leave the table to dry and move on to the next step.

Creating a Smooth Finish

Once the paint layer has completely dried, it’s time to use the resurfacer. Gently spread a thin layer of it over the table and make sure that you cover the entire surface for a smooth, even finish. Once that is complete, you can apply a UV resistant clear sealant so that the surface is better protected from becoming damaged.

Finishing Touches

Now that all the paint and resurfacer have been applied, you can begin to add the finishing touches. This could include stenciling, decals and even gold leaf. After you apply your chosen decorations, you can also opt to apply a layer of clear sealant to keep your new masterpiece safe and secure.

Now you’re done! Your laminate coffee table is ready to be displayed in your home, and be a conversation starter. With a few simple upgrades, you’ve created something that is truly unique and all your own – the perfect addition to your living space.

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