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Old 08-16-19, 01:27 PM
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Trim Advice

We're looking for baseboard and door trim for our basement finishing project. We know that we want to paint the trim white.

Is it worth buying the pre-primed trim, or am I better off getting unfinished and priming myself? I've read some online stuff saying that pre-primed usually requires some additional priming anyway.

Also, we have kids, and I've read that MDF can dent easily. This being the case, I'm thinking I should be looking at at least pine. Does that sound correct, or is MDF not as fragile as I've been reading?

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Old 08-16-19, 02:04 PM
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MDF paints beautifully but it is easier to damage and doesn't like getting wet. Pine would be more durable. Often the preprimed and unprimed are priced similar. For painted base/trim the finger joint trim is fine.
 
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Old 08-16-19, 04:00 PM
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I would never use mdf in a basement. If it ever gets wet it's done for.
 
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Old 08-16-19, 05:36 PM
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I use MDF a lot for trim but it's always up at the ceiling where nobody can touch due to its low density.

Ive got a ton of MDF in the basement but as noted its up high.
 
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