MDF finishes

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Baci, 20 Jan 2005.

This topic originated from the How to page called MDF - Medium Density Fibreboard.

  1. Baci

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    Are there any treatments other than paint that will look effective on MDF? I would like a wood effect, but do not like paint & grain. Will ordinary varnish do the job?
     
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    use quick drying coloured varnish and exeriment to can get a basic grain effect by not using to much varnish or brushing some off with a nearly dry brush
    practise on an offcut
     
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    Why dont you just use wood veneered mdf? or if its an old cupboard/door buy some wood veneer (or plastic look-alike)
     
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    sir good day i am facing a problem regarding how to smoothen my mdf i try sanding but the fibre of the mdf still there any one who can help me what is the possible solution or procedure i have to use this is the flow of my work from cnc router i machine after that i sand after i bring that to vacuum press using pvc laminate the result is bad there are a tinny bubble in the surface after i machine any help for this problem thank you
     
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    You need a better quality MDF for that process. Try a high density MDF board or moisture resistant MDF board. You will still require some light sanding down after the CNC process but it will be a much better finish.

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