Everyone knows Ikea is cheap. Cheap as in price and quality. Sometimes the low prices are too difficult for me to resist. Which is why I have the Ikea Micke desk in white. I think I bought it over two years ago and it’s served its time well. I’ve even successfully DIY’d it.
But, in one of its many moves it became damaged. I think I taped the drawer shut using packing tape. When the tape was ripped off, a brown spot of particle board was revealed. I didn’t even try to paint it because I figured since the surface of the desk is so glossy it wouldn’t look right. So I just let it sit that way for a few years. Haha.
Finally I decided to give painting the spot a shot. I used Rustoleum white high luster lacquer spray paint from Home Depot.
I didn’t even bother hauling Mickey outside to be painted. Who knows what that means for my brain cells. Brain seems fine. *twitch*
I slid a piece of computer paper into the drawer partway since the spot I was painting was at the very edge. Then I sprayed the paint ever so lightly and allowed the spot to fully dry for a few minutes.
This is how I held the paper to protect the parts of the desk I didn’t want to paint:
Then I hit replay with another extremely light coat.
And my final coat. That’s four coats, and I felt like it was done.
You can only tell the spot was ever damaged if you know where to look. I could’ve done another coat probably, but I think I got distracted by a more exciting project. I hope this helps anyone with scuffed up or damaged Ikea furniture! Some might think repairing Ikea furniture is ridiculous, but we cheap folk tend to disagree.