How to test paint to see if it's oil-based or acrylic (latex): Dip a Q-tip in alcohol and rub it around on an inconspicuous test area. If the paint pools and drips, it is acrylic paint. Be careful. Alcohol can also remove acrylic paint.
My Favorite DIY Paint Techniques and Tutorials for Revamps
pWhen painting laminate furniture, there are just a few things to know that are different than painting real wood furniture. With laminate furniture, you are basically dealing with a surface that is basically plastic instead of a surface that is wood.