Stain MDF?

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Old 03-10-11, 06:13 PM
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Stain MDF?

I would like to stain some MDF (prominent edges will be seen) and finish with a clear gloss finish. Any recommendations?

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Old 03-11-11, 05:40 AM
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MDF isn't really a stainable material, you might try a gel stain.

What are you trying to stain?
 
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Maybe a stain/poly in one product might be a good option, such as Minwax Polyshades.
 
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Old 03-11-11, 06:48 AM
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Tinted poly if applied correctly will just tint the color of the MDF. It would be possible to apply a fake wood grain using a faux painting technique.
 
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I am finishing the base to a display case. With the beveled and horizontal surfaces, I have lots of "edge" which concerns me.

I want to do a super dark red, almost black.

 
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A glossy enamel would be a better choice than a stain.
 
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Thanks, I think I will paint!
 
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