How to Paint MDF Edges
Thursday, 16 January 2014 | edgeband.co.uk
To Paint MDF Edges and achieve a great result on your boards follow the step by step guide below.
- Take some PVA glue and thin by approximately 10% with water. Apply to the edge of your MDF board. Leave to dry, sand with 120 grit sandpaper and repeat as required.
- Apply a first layer of undercoat. Be sure to use a spirit based undercoat as water based undercoat will be absorbed by the MDF and cause the board to swell.
- Add filler to any gaps or holes if necessary, allow to dry and sand down with 120 grit sanding sponge.
- Apply a second layer of spirit based undercoat, allow to dry and sand with 120 grit sandpaper sponge until the edge is smooth.
- Apply the first top coat of paint..
- The more time you spend on the sanding and filling the better your finished edge will be, it's all in the preparation!
- To omit the need for applying PVA glue, sanding and filling then try using Paintable Edging Tape which you simply iron on to your edge for a beautiful and smooth finish.