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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:48 pm 
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Hi all, i have an electric fire place which has one of those laminate/veneered type mdf surrounds. I'd like to paint it but i'm not sure if it's as simple as sanding then painting, any advice please?


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Best post a photo or two or more see: posting-pictures-t24809.html

Clean well, no detergents left behind finish with methylated spirit (or just use methylated spirit). Whatever surface you got (laminate, veneer with varnish as long as it is not waxed, vinyl wrap) you will need a high adhesion primer which is Zinsser Bin (meths based and you will need more meths to clean your brush), or Zinsser bulls eye 123 (which is water based). There are other primers too. Two coats of either ... then it depends what you want to use as top coat.


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Thanks for the reply, i'll take some tomorrow when there's better light. I'll have a look for the adhesive you recommend as well.


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The adhesive is paint, primer to be exact, and it is meant to stick on difficult surfaces. Then you paint over it with your chosen paint. Bullseye 123 may be a better option for you.


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