MDF Panel Priming and Finishing
MDF panels that require Priming or Finish Spraying are sprayed in our spray booth which is a pressure-controlled closed environment tested every year to ensure our spray booth conforms to the Local Exhaust Ventilation health and safety regulation. To ensure we get the ideal working conditions we have fitted our spray booth with a heater to ensure the heat within the booth is to the recommended temperature that is advised by our paint suppliers.
In our spray booth we use polyurethane paint for all internal MDF, polyurethane paint is used for both priming and top coating. Polyurethane is a great protective coating for painted furniture. After it cures, it’s leaves a very hard-wearing finish. Polyurethane is also more moisture resistant and can be used on vertical surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms and other areas of humidity. High gloss finishes are also easier to achieve with polyurethane.
For Exterior MDF we use Sikkens water-based paint, primers are the link between the coating and wood surfaces, their composition influences decisive characteristics of the coating system such as bonding. Sikkens use modern technology based on bonding dispersions in water-thinnable products, resulting in a high penetration capability with deep and permanent anchorage cell structure of the wood. Sikkens RUBBOL® is used for top coating, the product range gives wooden windows and doors significantly greater durability and protection, while providing a great finish and aesthetics. Rubbol® is the brand for the Opaque or Solid Color coatings. This product line dates back to the 1930’s when Sikkens innovative research and development engineered Rubbol as one of the first flexible coatings for the European market. It is this name Rubbol which personifies the flexibility, breathability and durability of these product lines.