Portray Cupboards | Get A Easy End On MDF

Right this moment, let’s discuss one of the best practices for portray MDF.

MDF is nice. It’s cheaper, extra machinable and cheaper than wooden, which makes it good for painted cupboards or trim. However, for those who’re portray MDF, you encounter one drawback. Anytime you chop an edge, it leaves a fuzzyness. Take a look at the video above to see what you are able to do to make sure a easy end on MDF.

Issues I Utilized in This Challenge:

Primers for MDF:

  • Zinsser’s BIN is my favourite as a result of it dries quickest and sands best.
  • However I additionally like Kilz Authentic and Zinsser Cowl Stain. All of those are solvent-based, so cleanup is a ache.
  • Each Zinsser and Kilz have a number of variations of water-based stain-blocking primers. They clog sandpaper greater than solvent-based merchandise. However I nonetheless use them once I need simple cleanup.
  • As an alternative of primer, some folks use water-based polyurethane (akin to Minwax Polycrylic) to seal MDF. It dries quick and sands very properly. However it’s probably not a primer and paint could not adhere to it as properly.

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