One thing I do want to say is that people are obsessed with a smooth finish with cabinets. And a roller will give that to you! Or you can spray your cabinets.
And if you're wondering, you can use spray paint, it just takes a while longer to build up the layers for a nice, even finish. Wait until the last coat of paint is completely dry, then cover the surface with a sealer.
You can paint the IKEA PS Cabinets. Even IKEA has done it. All you need is spray paint. A paint and primer formulation like Rust-Oleum 2x Spray Paint is a good choice for projects like this.
You can find many Ikea furniture pieces that I have painted already. The top coat of sprayed, rolled, or brushed paint can be applied in two coats. They're sure to stick – and stay – on IKEA furniture. Make sure you buy shellac-based products as well as the brands called on it, Zinsser and XUSSSER.
Can you paint IKEA PAX wardrobes? Yes, you can paint PAX wardrobes to create a bespoke wardrobe that fits your space. It's a really simple weekend project that can make all the difference, just check out our guide to how to paint IKEA furniture for a step-by-step.
In the case of laminate furniture such as the Kallax, when water-based paint or gloss sheen is used, it gives it the strongest and most uniform finish. The smoothest surface possible is achieved by spraying water on the surface with a small paint spray gun; some miniature roller machines work as well.
The best way to paint laminate furniture without a ton of sanding is to lightly scuff the surface with medium-grit sandpaper followed by a shellac-based primer. It can then be painted with the paint and top coat of your choice.
Alternatively, you can use spray paint to transform metal furniture; just remember to mask off any areas before spraying to ensure a clean finish. As with latex paint, spray paint comes in a wide range of colors and finishes to choose from depending on your desired effect.
Havsta cabinet offers tons of storage and is made of solid wood so it can be repainted to your liking too! Great for customization.
Stain your untreated wooden IKEA furniture a deeper shade. In this DIY project, I stained my IKEA FÖRHÖJA kitchen cart a richer walnut shade for a more sophisticated, finished look. You can use this process on any of your IKEA wooden pieces — but make sure they're made of actual wood and not just a wood veneer.
My Lixhult cabinet already had three layers of pink paint on before I added the green over the top. I used eggshell paint as this is better on metal surfaces. I would say, if you're a stickler for perfection, prime and prep your surface - or use spray paints.
If you have the Black Milsbo, it's been impossible for me to find black wire shelves, so I spray painted mine with Tremclad Rustoleum (black matte). If spray painting, you need to do this outside or in an extremely well ventilated location. Let them dry outside for at least 24 hours so the toxic fumes are gone.
PS, which stands for post scriptum, is a collection introduced about every three years to complement the standard range of IKEA products. The first was released in 1992, and the 2014 edition was aimed at growing generation of young space-poor city dwellers who are more likely to rent their homes on a temporary basis.
Yes! You definitely need to prime IKEA cabinets before painting! For the Torhamn cabinets, I primed with Slick Stick. I painted one coat of the primer on all sides of the cabinet doors.
Rust-Oleum spray paints can be used on wood, wicker, metal, plaster, plastic, or unglazed ceramic surfaces. Rust-Oleum spray paint is so easy to use for transforming wood, melamine, laminate, or metal furniture.
The Malm dresser, with its sleek modern profile, is one of Ikea's most popular offerings. If you'd like to spruce yours up a bit, you may be considering painting it. But, its melamine laminate surface does not take paint well.
All our oversized art prints, ranging from 22×55 to 55×79), work just fine with your IKEA Swedish board. Black and aluminum frame offers easy spray painting that will give your furniture an entirely new look.
One surefire way to make a cheap IKEA bed frame seem more sophisticated: Give it a coat of spray paint in a soft, muted hue. Explore the rest of the IKEA hacks in this Birmingham, Alabama home over on A Beautiful Mess.
The IKEA Raskog cart makes the ideal bar cart!
You could even spray paint it in the color of your choice.
Prime your piece.
The secret to getting paint to stick to Ikea laminate furniture is primer! A primer will help your paint bond to the piece of furniture. It will also reduce chipping and peeling. I recommend Zinnser B-I-N, Colourtrend Prime 3, or this Rust-oleum Primer.
Yes! Furniture made of veneer can be painted with chalk paint. You should, however, prime the veneer first.