Painting plastic laminate?
I am building a router table and I want to put plastic laminate (the stuff counter tops is covered with) as the top. Here is the problem the only two places I can get it only carry only 4ft x 8 foot sheets @ $50 which is way more than I need or want to spend. I have another option, which is to buy a much smaller sheet at a much cheaper cost, however the smaller sheets are really ugly patterns/designs, that I think would be really distracting when using the router.
Can I paint the laminate? if so should I rough it up with sandpaper?
Also if I can paint, what color, I am thinking either gloss white, or flat black.