Window Board Material

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  1. padstar

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    Hi,

    What is the best material to use for window boards?

    Hardwood, Softwood or MDF.
     
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    Depends on finish required , if painting mdf is ideal and cheapest. If you want polished finish then hardwood which is also more stable than softwood but most expensive option.
     
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    They will be painted. On that basis is MDF the best option or are there any benefits of using an alternative material.
     
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    Yes if you are to paint.
     
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    If using MDF it needs to be the MR (moisture resistant) variety. This is often (although not always) green in colour. Many timber merchants carry pre-primed bull nose window boards in a variety of widths. These are generally 22 to 25mm thick
     
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