You can paint over it, but you should scuff-sand the existing finish
to give the primer something to bite onto. Benjamin Moore makes Fresh
Start primer that supposedly can be used directly onto semi-gloss
finishes and Formica. I'd still sand - belt and suspenders.
Leave the clear on. The next owner who wants to take them back to clear
finish will appreciate that. Makes the paint a lot easier to strip.
But seriously, short of a chemical conflict that makes the surface
self-destruct, a degreased and slightly scuffed finish should hold any good
On 23 May 2007 11:28:24 -0700, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
Painting over a clear finish can be troublesome depending upon the
finish. Typically, the best course of action is to sand aggressively,
prime with a pigmented shellac primer such as BIN, then top coat as
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