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    DIY MDF skirting

    Painters & Decorators

    I have just bought some mdf skirting primed, do I need to under coat and how many coats of top coat please?

    Asked by Colin on 9th Feb 2021
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    J m roberts

    "Hi Colin some times the MDF primed skirting can be grey in colour so If that’s the case we give 2 undercoats and a topcoat. But if it’s white just give it one undercoat and a topcoat hope that helps Jamie."

    Answered on 12th Feb 2021 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Easyfix

    "Apply a good quality undercoat and 2 top coats. Sand lightly with fine grade paper in between coats. Any cuts exposing the unpainted mdf should be primed before undercoat.
    Hope this helps"

    Answered on 16th Feb 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Cpw decorating

    "You do need to undercoat for maximum adhesion, I would recommend a product called caparol haftprimer, for best results 2 haftprimers and 2 topcoats of waterbased paints like Caparol pu satin,Benjamin Moore scuff x,Tikurrilla helmi or everal aqua, forget dulux,crown,Leyland paints these are superior products which I spray or brush as a professional decorator"

    Answered on 15th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    Tizs painting decorating

    "If it has been primed you will need to apply two top coats"

    Answered on 12th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2016 - report
    Kris Gardening services

    "Hi you do not need undercoat because primer is same the same as an undercoat.
    Thanks"

    Answered on 12th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Carlos Quero

    "With Mdf I always use a base coat first and a couple of coats depending on the colour."

    Answered on 12th Feb 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Renoman Ltd

    "I normally do two coats, but it also depends on the undercoat brand you're going to choose, sometimes 1 coat can be sufficient enough, if it's a good quality undercoat. Followed by two top coats, add another coat if you don't think the coverage is good enough."

    Answered on 12th Feb 2021 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Chris Day Gardening, Painting & Decorating services

    "I would suggest you prime and undercoat. MDF soaks up the paint and finish with 2 coats of top coat."

    Answered on 12th Feb 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    CB Property Maintenance

    "I would always prime even though the manufacturer states not to - this allows for a great top coat finish in either satin or high gloss!"

    Answered on 13th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Decorating

    "Hi
    Definitely two coats undercoat and one coat of eggshell.
    Thanks Greg"

    Answered on 13th Feb 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Gerald gjeta

    "Hello it all depends what paint are you using some paints are self undercoated and some are not. But the best thing is 1 coat of undercoat and 2 top coats"

    Answered on 16th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    Alpha Renovations

    "No need to undercoat & generally 2 coats but depends on how well paint covers"

    Answered on 15th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Northern decor

    "Best finish would be to undercoat and two top coats"

    Answered on 15th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report

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