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danielle

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Hi.
I make, paint and decorate letters currently using MDF. I purchase the sheets from B&Q but recently the MDF they sell has changed and is horrible to work with as the fibres pick out.
Can anyone recommend something else I could use to create a nice finish?
 

Chippygeoff

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Hi Danielle.

You could try sourcing your MDF elsewhere but if I were making the things you make I would be a lot happier with BB grade birch ply as MDF can cause problems unless you have very good dust extraction. I use birch ply all the time for many things and it comes in a variety of thicknesses. Being top grade there are no gaps in the layers. I get a very good finish with spray primer and then spray paint. If you want any more info then come back.

Geoff
 
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