Is there a good steam proof, water resistant finish I could use on MDF,
I have plastic coated doors on my kitchen cabinets they dont stand up to
steam very well, I know you say use hardwood, I will be selling the
house shortly and dont want to put out much money thanks.
When I moved to my present house the kitchen cabinet doors were made of
fir plywood. I xuxpect that they were intially painted but then someone
had removed the paint and tried to stain the plywood. Not only that but
the grain on the plywood ran different directions on different doors.
It did not take long to eliminate the plywood doors and replace them
with raised paner doors of oak.
I'd paint 'em too. Paint is tough, moisture resistant, and best of
all, it covers up the MDF.
A nice, hand rubbed shellac or varnish finish on MDF is still uglier
than a sack of a-holes.
No need to thank me.
Oh...David! You are going for a Natural Look with MDF? Some paints fit
the bill but are usually pretty poor for stopping moisture penetration.
Paint would be my first suggestion since you are going to sell anyway.
But hey, since you seem to disdain paint, just what look are you going
for? Say...how 'bout some of that fake peel-and-stick "wood" look-alike
covering? Go figure......
Short of the two part epoxy one finds on bars and restaurant tables no
finish, including paint, will stop moisture infiltration. If they could wood
movement wouldn't be the trouble it is for woodworkers. Unfortunately they
can't and it is.
If you're selling soon your best bet is not to make steam and don't spray
hoses around the kitchen..
I guess slab sided doors of MDF would be about as cheap as you can get. But
for not a lot more you can get factory doors at the borg made of actual
honest to budda wood. Might help you sell the castle too.
Well thanks to you who sent back positive input, I am aware of the
shortcomings of MDF and I do know how to paint, seeing the original
doors are covered with some for of plastic Vinyl or whatever it is just
maybe somebody has seen a product that would do the job, I post here for
sound infomation if possible, and dont need sad comments from others.
Thanks D Duxbury
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