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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-20-2014, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by PhysicsDude55 View Post
I personally would not use MDF for a stand.

But to answer the original question, it is much better to paint the MDF AFTER assembling it.

I've done both ways. If you pre-paint, than the separate pieces look funny, and the paint "sandwiched" inbetween pieces of mdf is redundant and can affect fitment.

Giving a few heavy coats of paint after its assembled hides the joint lines, and will provide a better overall finish and product. And it will help create one uniform somewhat waterproof coat
You give everything a prime and one coat BEFORE to seal everything. Final coat after it is together to bring it together. remember your coats should be even. And thin. It's what Norm does.

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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-06-2014, 04:53 PM
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There is a MDF product called medex. It is made for high moisture areas. It is more expensive but suitable for our conditions, especially if you want to paint it and have a smooth surface.
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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-08-2014, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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The stand is done. I used seal paint + bathroom paint to prevent moisture.
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