Can You Gloss Mdf? (Answered)

Can you gloss Mdf? Well, yes you can gloss Mdf (Medium Density Fiberboard) for sure, depending upon the need of the design. Mdf is an economical alternate to wood and one can literally make anything put from it.

Mdf can be used to make furniture and other decorative fixtures and woodworks. Interior designers and contractors use Mdf in various surface treatments from glossy finishes to matte.

This article will explore the question can you gloss MDF, so let’s dive in to find the answer.

How To Paint Mdf To a Mirror Finish

 Mdf is an engineered product made out of mixing sawdust and glue under high pressure and heat. Mdf is a quality alternative to solid wood. It is available I’m market in different colors, textures and finishes.

Mostly in the form of sheets Mdf has many uses in interior design and construction industry. From furniture to wall cladding, and other decorative accessories Mdf is used in multiple ways easily. Yes you can gloss Mdf as per need of your product and it’s design. Let’s see how you can gloss finish Mdf. Gloss finish refers to the shinny, smooth and reflective surface of the wood or any material.

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What is Glossy Finish? (Explained For Beginners)

How Do You Get a Gloss Finish on MDF?

Gloss finishing Mdf requires few important steps. Mdf sheet is prepared for glossy finish by layering it with coats of white primer (Solvent based). After layering it with primer the mdf sheet is rubbed with sandpaper (150 grits). Rubbing mdf board with sandpaper makes the raw surface of mdf smooth and seals the tiny pores in the sheet.

Here is a small video on how you can gloss a mdf sheet:

Can You Gloss Mdf Furniture?

Yes, you can gloss mdf furniture. Mdf new and old furniture can be finished in glossy finish. Old furniture can be refinished into a glossy smooth surface after removing the old finish. You need to apply sealing process by layering it with primer coat and than rubbing it with sandpaper before applying gloss finish. The process of applying gloss finish to furniture is pretty similar to applying gloss finish to mdf sheet.

Painting Mdf Without Primer

Painting Mdf without primer is possible, though it will be very difficult and could damage the sheet or furniture surface. Primer is used primarily to seal the tiny pores in mdf so that it does not absorb the gloss paint. Secondly applying primer prepares a smooth surface for glossy paint to reflect a smooth surface. Without primer mdf will absorb more paint and at the same time the surface may look blotchy or uneven.

Can You Gloss Mdf? Final Thoughts

Mdf sheets are popular alternative to solid wood. These sheets are used in variety of ways in residential and commercial projects. Sometimes mdf is used for wall cladding and at times for making furniture. Mdf sheets or furniture can be easily finished into a highly glossy surface or matte depending upon the requirement of the design.

Modern trend of applying glossy finish to mdf wall claddings for feature walls can really build up an ambience. Mdf furniture with highly shine finish can also uplift the room looks of rooms, from living to bedrooms. Mdf kitchen cabinets are finished with gloss for a trendy look, and easy to clean functionality.

So, mdf can be applied with a shiny finish if the design and concept has the provision. If you are thinking of renovating your home try using a highly shiny finished mdf for elevating the looks of your rooms.

Written by: Adil Masood Qazi