Which Primer is suitable for bare MDF cupboard doors?


19 Oct 2014
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United Kingdom
I purchased the 3 products below from Johnstones Trade Centre. I told them that I wanted a Matt White finish to my cupboard doors for the eaves in my attic. This was their advise:

1 x coat of Johnstones MDF primer
2 x coat of Johnstones Acrylic Primer Undercoat
1 x Final Coat (in my case this is 'Flat Oil Paint' in Brilliant White, probably similar to gloss but without the awful shine).

Would I be right in thinking that the Acrylic Primer Undercoat is a little excessive and just proceed with 2 x MDF Primer and then do just 1 final coat?

I've never painted MDF before but wasn't sure if the sales person just wanted to sell me extra tins of paint.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!
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