Could anyone give me some advice on MDF.
I've got some moisture-resistant (green stuff) MDF panels in my bathroom.
They're to get painted ultimately, but I don't know how to best prepare them
diluted PVA? International MDF Primer?
Because the MDF itself is moisture-resistant, does this affect how I prime
Would I be better to use oil-based or water-based primers.
If anyone could give me some advice, I'd be very grateful.
Thanks in advance.
I work as one of many cabinetmakers in a small award-winning high-end shop,
and I work with materials ranging from both flat and profiled paint-grade
mdf as well as good quality veneered sheet goods and solid fine and exotic
However, being a cabinetmaker I only make the units, not finish them. The
good news is that we have a top-notch finishing department, and I posed your
question to the head of that department.
Our finisher reports that any material going into a high-humidity
environment (such as a bathroom or a kitchen) should be primed with an
oil-based primer. Basically, oil-based primer and paint will be resistant
to mildew, making removal just a matter of sponge-wiping the surface
whenever you see the beginning traces of mildew.
I do hope this answers your question.
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