Edge Finishing for MDF


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Old 11-05-04, 10:35 AM
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Red face Edge Finishing for MDF

My daughter has asked me to cut new doors for her kitchen cupboards for which she wants to use 5/8" MDF. She intends to paint the doors and as she would like a clean look, would prefer not to use any edging whatsoever. My question is: Will the cut edges of MDF be smooth enough to permit a good finish with paint alone or will some sort of pre-filler be required? If so what do you recommend? Matt
 
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Old 11-05-04, 01:59 PM
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What I do is spray the edges with primer first and sand it down. It takes a couple of passes to fill the raw edges of the MDF, but is easier and cheaper than wood filler. You might also try sanding sealer, if you have some.
 
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Thanks Chris!
I hope that will do the trick! Matt
 
 

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