Painting Ikea furniture or any furniture with a laminate, shiny or glossy finish is almost impossible to paint with regular paint without it eventually peeling away.
I came across a pretty intelligent paint from Benjamin Moore called ”Stix” which pretty much is a bonding primer that adheres to pretty much anything.
Since we are using an Ikea Billy bookcase for our mudroom project we needed to find a product that ensured we found a product to be able to not only paint over the Ikea bookcase successfully but to also stick to the glass on the cabinet doors. Below are a few images showing a little experiment when using the Stix primer and what will happen if we didn’t and also how the Stix will adhere to the glass.
We did one coat of the Stix primer and allowed to dry for a few hours before doing another coat. We followed the directions at the back of the can and did not apply a coat of paint until 24 hours to ensure the primer has cured well enough to the surface.
The right side had no Stix primer applied and the right side and one coat applied. As you can see from the close up where there was no primer applied the paint almost is slipping right off the surface, whereas, the side with primer applied the coat of paint has adhered so well due to the Stix primer. This has completely changed the way i now look at furniture pieces, no matter what the finish is on the surface of the furniture piece.
The finished look of how mudroom area, Benjamin Moore Stix primer truly did allow for these beautiful results to be possible. Next time you have a project with similar nature in mind, keep this handy product in mind. Find the product here .
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