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What paint can I use on my textured desktop?
August 14, 2012 8:47 AM   Subscribe

My Ikea Dave desk is showing its age. The desktop is made of fiberboard with "epoxy/polyester powder coating;" it's textured. What sort of paint can I use?

I'm looking for something that can be wiped clean with a damp cloth and doesn't get sticky/tacky when it's hot. Non-paint suggestions are welcome too.
posted by giraffe to Home & Garden (6 answers total)
 
Formica, if you can apply enough pressure to do a good installation.
posted by Bruce H. at 8:51 AM on August 14, 2012


Are you talking about this item? If so, at $20 for the table, I suggest buying a new one.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:12 AM on August 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Rustoleum Plastic is good stuff. I'd gently sand it first, though.
posted by julthumbscrew at 9:16 AM on August 14, 2012


Yes, sorry. It's the cheapo table.

On preview, thanks julthumbscrew. I guess I should've added something, "something I can buy at a craft store for $5."
posted by giraffe at 9:18 AM on August 14, 2012


Sorry about totally screwing up my link AND not making sense in my follow-up. JohnnyGunn has the right link. Time for more caffeine.
posted by giraffe at 9:21 AM on August 14, 2012


I have an expensive office chair that has arms with a similarly textured finish that I touch up with Plasti-Dip.
posted by Sidhedevil at 12:36 PM on August 14, 2012


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