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 Post subject: Mdf bath panel
PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:41 pm 
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I'm looking to finish an mdf bath panel that has some routered lines.

I was thinking about a vinyl but unsure whether it would push into the grooves and look good?

Or would painting it be the easiest option?


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 Post subject: Re: Mdf bath panel
PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:10 pm 
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mdf and water are seldom good in the same universe never mind the same planet
is this sold as a bath panel ??

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I have worked in a few houses where they have had a bath panel made of MDF and they always looks terrible as they absorb water like a sponge, even when painted. Somehow, the water always manages to get in.



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Mdf swells because it's not painted correctly the inside and top are usually left untouched and causes swelling. If you must use paint all before installation and then fix using screws and seal with silicon.

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. . .Or save yourself a load of future grief and use something else apart from mdf. . .


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As said avoid MDF unless it comes plastic coated and you can avoid cutting it too much.



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