skirting boards again...mdf pre primed or pine

30 Nov 2004
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is it better going for pre primed mdf skirting boards or normal pine ones, ?, obviously the pre primed ones will mean no undercoarting, but just wondering wheather i will noticed the difference when its all done?
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I generally only fit the pine skirting if the customer will want to stain them to allow the grain to show through. If the skirting is going to be painted then I use primed mdf.
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If they are going to be painted, I would go for MDF against real wood, no knot problems, as you say no need to prime.
I primed mine though. I fitted using glue & screw, then filled screw holes, rub down, (gently) then gave a prime, followed by one coat good gloss. Im happy with the finish, although I only look close when Ive had the extra beer. :LOL:

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