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soapy

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Just got the latest issue of American Woodworker and it has a tip for treating the machined edges of mdf. They recommend using spackling, which as far as I can tell seems to be a Polyfilla type of product. Can anybody be more specific ?.
 

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I'm sure one of the Americam members will confirm it but polyfilla is just about the same, Spackle ifs the material spackling is the process of applying it. I have also heard that drywall filler (easyfill) will work. I just prime & paint it, no special sealers.

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One alternative is to use Drywall Jointing Compound, available pre-mixed from places like Wickes. Spread it on thinly with a finger and leave to dry overnight. Sand-off the following day (one of those abrasive nets they use for plaster is best) then go from there. It's rather like plaster, but much finer. Cheap, too.

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Thanks for the replies, I usually just paint with a rub down between coats. I have also used emulsion paint with around 10% of pva mixed in for the 1st coat which works pretty good.
Regards Soapy
 
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