Posts Tagged With ‘Trim&8217


Production Killer Nail Holes

This guide outlines in brief how to prepare MDF trim for paint to achieve top quality finishes fast with emphasis on nail holes.

Chipping factory primer, puckered holes and glue strands caused by nail gun installation on MDF trim can cost painters thousands of dollars in short time and without them even knowing it. Here are a few tips to prevent wasting labor regardless where the MDF was manufactured or who or how it was installed.

Step 1 – Identify Scope of Work

Are any or all of the following visible?

  1. chipped primer surrounding nail holes
  2. puckered nail holes
  3. glue strands


HOW TO Paint MDF Trim Including Preparation Steps

This article covers options for how to paint MDF trim. Each MDF type requires a slightly different approach to achieve best results. Last week we talked about how to fill nail holes on MDF trim. You may want to read that when you are ready to fill nail holes if you missed it.


Matching Poplar to Natural Maple

Natural Poplar trim is often darker in color than pale blonde maple. Poplar can be pale blonde, shades of green, purple and dark brown with streaks of black. How does someone get them all to match when finishing natural trim? The short answer is paint. Here’s how…


Should I Sand Pre-Primed MDF Trim?

MDF trim is very popular in new construction homes and remodeling projects. Painting MDF casings and baseboard can be headache and turn into a mess but a few simple tips can save you some grief and allow you to produce a nice finish fast with minimal labor compared to other methods.


HOW TO: Paint MDF Casings and Baseboard

Almost at the blink of an eye solid wood such as pine, oak and poplar was replaced by MDF (medium density fiberboard) in the new home market and quick to follow in the DIY and remodeling market. MDF is an engineered wood product molded by breaking down softwood into a powder and combining it with wax and resin forming panels by applying high temperatures and pressure.