Watch or go to the Christopher Lowell site. He explains how to paint over anything including formica and melomine. basically you have to sand it to get some "tooth", apply a product called Kilz which is found in any home depot, lowes, home base etc., and paint away. Depending on use intent you may need to apply a coat (or several) of polyurethene on top to protect the surface. Christopher Lowell marbelized a formica counter top which looked great!!!!