It is possible to obtain good results when painting over laminate wood furniture. The first step is to lightly sand the surface with a fine grain sand paper. Then remove all dust from the sanding process and apply a quality primer, such as Glidden Gripper. Be sure to coat the surface evenly. Once the primer has dried you can apply several light coats of paint in the color of your choosing. After painting the piece with spray paint apply an acrylic topcoat to protect the new paint. It is best to use a liquid acrylic rather than a spray and to apply it with a sponge applicator rather than a brush.