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Can you paint over Pergo floors?

Last Updated: 23rd February, 2020

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It is easy to paint your laminate floors. Pergo is a leading name in laminate flooring. If you don't, the paint might not adhere. If you do, and you sand through it and expose the rough laminate core, the final results may be blotchy.

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Simply so, can you change the color of Pergo flooring?

Pergo has a wear layer that would not be suitable for staining because it's printed. If the wear layer was real wood the clear coat could be stripped, the color could then be changed. Pergo consists of several layers of materials bonded together under extreme heat and pressure.

Secondly, can you sand and stain Pergo floors? Laminate wood has come a long way since its inception, mimicking the look of many types of hardwood floors. When staining laminate, your only choice is to go darker since you can't sand the finish off and start from scratch.

Subsequently, question is, can you paint over laminate?

You can sand, prime and paint laminate as if it were a solid wood piece of furniture! It's easy to skip the sanding step, because sanding is a drag… but it's especially important with laminate. Because it's often somewhat glossy-looking, and important to sand it down until the finish is very dull before priming.

What kind of paint do you use on laminate?

Latex paint is recommended for laminate surface painting projects because of its durability and smooth finish.

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Ebru Barbado

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How long does Pergo flooring last?

Expected Lifespan
The average lifespan for laminate flooring is between 15 and 25 years, but it can vary from as short as 10 years to as long as 30 years. The difference in life expectancy depends on the quality of the flooring, whether it was properly installed and the amount of traffic it receives.

Yvone Hampson

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Can I use Swiffer wet jet on Pergo floors?

Use Pergo Floor Cleaner -- just follow the directions. Use a Swiffer Wet Jet with the regular Swiffer Cleaner (not the Swiffer Cleaner for hardwood floors). Dry the floor after mopping, using a dry mop or towels. Spray Windex directly on the floor and wipe with a clean, dry cloth or mop.

Gunter Myk

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Is there a difference between Pergo and laminate flooring?

Laminate flooring is type of product where layers of materials, including photos of the material are stacked and compressed together to give the look of natural finish, like wood. (Similar to plastic laminate.) Pergo is a manufacturers product name - one type of laminate flooring that can be purchased.

Torie Nebig

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How do you clean Pergo outlast flooring?

Use a damp mop to gently clean your Pergo. You can make a Pergo-recommended household cleaner with 1 cup household vinegar to 1 gallon warm water or 1/3 cup ammonia mixed with 1 gallon warm water. This cleaner will cleanse gently, removing dirt but keeping your floor beautiful.

Alcina Mengibar

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Is Pergo flooring good?

Pergo says that their laminate is water resistant, giving you a 30 minute window to clean up spills. If wood floors aren't your thing, Pergo offers laminate flooring in stone and ceramic styles as well. Essentially, Pergo offers everything except for the kitchen sink; they're a flooring company, after all.

Oren Gormaz

Pundit

Does Pergo flooring contain formaldehyde?

While formaldehyde is naturally occurring, high levels can be harmful to humans. At Pergo, we follow rigorous safety guidelines to make sure our floors are safe. The quality of our products meet the strictest safety guidelines.

Pauna Feixas

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Are Pergo floors waterproof?

Pergo Waterproof Laminate
Unlike other laminate floors on the market, select Pergo laminate floors feature complete waterproof protection. This revolutionary technology withstands against splashes, spills, and pet accidents to ensure maximum waterproof durability.

Afaf Albedinsky

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How can you tell if you have laminate or veneer?

The Difference Between Veneer, Laminate & Solid Wood
  1. Veneer is technically a thin layer of hardwood, usually thinner than 1/8 of an inch. Typically, veneer is bonded, or glued with adhesive, to a cheaper surface that is hidden below.
  2. Laminate is made with synthetic materials or very thinly sliced pieces of wood.
  3. Solid Wood is, well, solid wood.

Miroslawa Cita

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What kind of paint do you use for laminate?

Latex Paint
Latex or water-based paint works well on laminate cabinets if you use a good primer. But before it fully cures, the paint remains sticky and may peel off easily if two painted surfaces bump against each other. With a water-based primer underneath. latex paints may take one to four weeks to cure.

Crispula Neyret

Teacher

How can I paint laminate flooring without sanding?

Here's the fool-proof way to paint laminate furniture:
  1. Step 1: Clean.
  2. Step 2: Prime.
  3. Step 3: Paint with emulsion of choice.
  4. Step 4: Varnish.
  5. Step 5: Wait for the eggshell or varnish to cure and harden.
  6. Step 6: Admire your project.
  7. BONUS TIP: Cover your paint tray with cling film before pouring your paint on it.

Juliette Jubete

Teacher

Can you use Kilz primer on laminate?

I always use Kilz primer for laminate and have had great luck with it. For painting laminate furniture, you want to do at least 2 coats of primer and let them cure completely (overnight if you can!) in between coats. Using Kilz Primer for laminate furniture is your best bet.

Jeneva Lotkov

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What kind of paint do you use on laminate cabinets?

Pick a paint that is designed to work with laminate surfaces. We suggest Cabinet Rescue, a product made specifically for painting laminate. It comes in white but can be tinted colors such as almond, light gray or beige.

Eriberto Cruza

Teacher

How do you rejuvenate wood veneer?

Restoring a wood veneer tabletop's shine is accomplished without the need for expensive cleaners.
  1. Pour 1/4 cup white vinegar and 3 cups warm water into a plastic spray bottle.
  2. Spray the mixture directly onto the veneer tabletop.
  3. Allow the veneer tabletop to dry before spraying it with a light coating of glass cleaner.

Joaquina Greib

Reviewer

Can you use chalk paint on laminate?

nothing! Annie Sloan Chalk Paint will adhere beautifully to laminate. All I do is clean my piece to remove any residue or dirt and then apply the paint.

Salud Viladot

Reviewer

Can I paint over veneer?

Veneer is a decorative wood layer that's overlaid on a different surface. Veneer can be primed, painted, stained, and treated just like any other wood surface. The trick to painting veneer is to clean, sand, and prime it before applying a finish coat of paint.

Daiana Veselago

Reviewer

How do you get scratches out of a Pergo floor?

Laminate flooring manufacturers, including Pergo, also make a product that repairs and seals tougher scratches.
  1. Mix 1 gallon of water and either 1 cup of vinegar or 1/2 cup of ammonia in a bucket.
  2. Dip a sponge or rag into the solution, wring it out and rub the scratches and scuff marks.

Nidal Ventero

Reviewer

How do you change the color of laminate flooring?

Choose a polyurethane-based paint in a color that mimics floor stain. For a richer color than laminate finish, you can paint your laminate flooring instead. Pick laminate paint that mimics the desired finish (cherry, maple, or honey, for example) for a strong color that's similar to wood stain.

Severo Neuss

Supporter

Can you use Swiffer wet on laminate floors?

Wet Mopping Pads
While Swiffer does not have a laminate-only cleaning fluid, its Swiffer WetJet Multi-Surface Cleaner Solution does include laminate floors. Be care with Swiffers, though, as it is still possible to deliver too much cleaning fluid on the flooring.

Triana Galloni

Supporter

Can you stain a Pergo floor?

Laminate flooring cannot be stained as it has an aluminum oxide coating on the top of the laminate. This coating protects laminate from stains – these stains including household mishaps and stains. It is important for laminate flooring to contain this coating to keep your flooring protected.