The major difference between medium-density fiberboard and particleboard is that MDF is made using wood fibers whereas particleboard is made using wood dust. Both are composites made by heating and compressing wood toget... More »

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Medium-density fiberboard, also known as MDF, is a composite material similar to particleboard that is made from wood fibers and resin. MDF is uniform, smooth and free from wood grain patterns. More »

MDF, also known as medium-density fiberboard, is a composite made from wood fibers and glue. These components are heated, pressed together and covered with a veneer. Using MDF is a less expensive option than using real w... More »

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MDF is medium-density fiberboard, a popular material used to mass produce furniture. Manufacturers make MDF using glue and very fine wood residue. The wood residue comes from the mill ends of dimensional lumber and logs ... More »

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Some special considerations for painting on medium-density fiberboard include priming, sanding, ensuring a dust-free board and finishing the porous edges. While painting MDF, the paint may dry quickly in an uneven and bl... More »

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Chipboard, also called particleboard, is made from a slurry of wood scraps, sawdust and glue that is dried in sheets and pressed into boards. According to the Composite Panel Association, many manufacturers also incorpor... More »

Latex paint is the most common choice for painting MDF because it is easy to use and gives the wood a nice finish. Oil-based paints and lacquer-based paints are also options. These paints give a different finish quality ... More »

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