There is a CRUCIAL TRICK to painting Ikea furniture that is laminate! Zinsser B. Primer–this is CRUCIAL. This is a shellac based primer. You cannot use a water-based or oil-based primer that you may be used to.
How to Paint over Laminate and why I love furniture with laminate tops (and why you should too
How to EASILY paint the PERFECT lines and how to fix water damaged laminate furniture. Two valuable tips and tricks that anyone can do. Plus see a fun transformation from a child& sized rolltop desk to an awesome boy& secretary style desk.