Introduction: How to Paint MDF: Quick Tip

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I recently made this bench with MDF and when it came time to paint it, I had trouble getting a smooth finish at the ends of the MDF boards – all the paint was sinking into the MDF leaving holes and a rough finish. Here’s an easy fix I discovered which works like a charm.

Step 1: Brush on Glue Mixture

Dilute some wood glue with a little bit of water and apply it with a brush on the ends.

Step 2: Sand

After the glue is dry, sand it down and repeat step 1 and 2 a couple of times until the surface in smooth.

Step 3: Paint

Your paint will glide on easily and leave a perfectly smooth finish!

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