Revamp a retro laminated timber-look dining table and bring it up to date with a laminate cleaner, primer and paint. New glass, cut to size by a glazier, tops it off. Toss out tatty chairs and look to replica specialists for affordable, mid-century style dining chairs – these were just $69 each.
Gather your supplies
Retro laminate table
White Knight Tile & Laminate Cleaner
White Knight Tile & Laminate Primer
White Knight Laminate Paint in White
6mm glass sheet for tabletop (cut to suit size of table)
Clear self-adhesive rubber dots
Map paper placemats (optional)
- Step 1: Clean tabletop and sides and wipe dry. Mask underneath edges of the table, extending tape beyond edges. However, if your table has a metal strip over the outside edge, tape over the metal to protect it from paint.
- Step 2: Prime sides of the tabletop using a paintbrush before switching to a roller and priming the top. Allow to dry for 4 hours.
- Step 3: Paint table sides and top, as in Step 2, and allow to dry for 6 hours. Apply a second coat of paint and leave to dry thoroughly. Remove masking tape. Avoid knocks and harsh cleaning for at least 1 week while paint cures.
- Step 4: Stick rubber dots to glass to prevent it sliding. Position placemats at each setting (if using) and lower glass onto the tabletop.