Intro: Paint MDF
Painting MDF isn't always as easy as it looks. It has the tendency to absorb all the paint and leave an uneven surface.
Materials and tools needed
- Wood glue
- Sanding paper in different grit numbers
- Sanding block
- Paint in a color of your choice
We recommend using latex gloves in order to prevent oil and dirt getting from your hands on the surface of the object you're painting.
Step 1: Apply a Layer of Wood Glue
Apply a thin, even layer of wood glue to seal the pores of the MDF.
Step 2: Sand
Always use a sanding block!
You can buy them or just make one yourself. The only requirement is that you have a flat, sturdy surface.
Fold the sanding paper around the sanding block and sand in circular motions.
Start with a low grit number. The rule of thumb is to double the grit number until you have a smooth, even surface.
Step 3: Apply Primer
First, remove the dust caused by sanding. Then apply a thin layer of primer in even strokes.
If you need multiple layers of primer, sand in between with a high grit number.
Step 4: Sand
Use a high grit number to sand your object again. You don't want to remove the primer, just prepare the surface for painting.
Step 5: Paint
The last step is to apply paint in a color of your choice. Apply 2-3 thin layers.