How To Paint MDF
MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) is low-cost and versatile building material that is widely used in DIY and trade projects. However, it’s also very absorbent, meaning painting MDF can be difficult as it absorbs moisture easily. Preparation is key, and our step-by-step guide to painting MDF is here to help.
Essential Tools & Equipment
Step 4: Apply The Second Coat Of Primer
Once the primer is dry, apply another coat as MDF is highly absorbent and needs two or more coats to be fully prepared for painting.
Sand the surface once the second coat is dry with some fine grit sandpaper.
Step 5: Applying the Top Coat
Pour some high quality paint into a paint tray or paint scuttle.
- Load up a fluffy, long pile roller with paint and roll it over the surface, making sure to fully cover both sides of the MDF and coating thoroughly to avoid streaks.
Step 6: Final Coating and Finishing
- After the first coat dries and is ready to be recoated according to the manufacturer's guidelines, lightly sand the surface again to remove any imperfections such as paint streaks.
- Use the paint roller to apply a second coat of paint, and wait for it to dry.
- Depending on the colour, you may need a third coat.