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painting mdf

Posted by Ochoin on 22 Aug 2021, 13:53

I just bought this:

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I've only ever painted one mdf building before - not overly to my satisfaction.

Any tips on painting this ecclesiastical structure?

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Posted by Kekso on 22 Aug 2021, 15:30

Not sure if you want my advice since I've never painted mdf. Go easy on water and maybe try to find a way to impregnate it with something (PVA with just few drops of water?) before painting.
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 22 Aug 2021, 15:50

Well I did two MDF buildings for my Rorke's Drift game, they were Sarrisa. This comment will be of no value to you, probably, but the buildings were used as a shell and I added plaster to the walls, I did the thatched roof in clay on one building and the other go the caulk treatment. The floors inside I basically stained using the Magic Dip, Future floor wax with brown ink added. See picture.
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The Magic Dip.
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I have made some half assed attempts at constructing my own buildings but I find the MDF stuff gives me the outline and I can then add all the details on. No idea on how to paint them just as they are to look good.

Good Luck Donald keep us posted.
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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 22 Aug 2021, 20:33

The is an MDF primer available on line or from DIY stores ,it is designed for the job, I have used it on a number of MDF 20mm/1/72 building and it gives a perfect base on which to apply paint or texture. My Italeri Desert FFL fort (pics on Strelets forum contributions) was the last one.
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Posted by Peter on 22 Aug 2021, 21:55

Donald why don't you do a test on the leftover parts?

All the bases I use for my figures are MDF. I just paint them with acrylic paint and I have never had problems with it. I even cover them with woodfiller, sand and paint to create the landscape on it. It is also wet and no problems neither.

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Posted by Rich W on 22 Aug 2021, 23:39

I use Sarrissa MDF bases and treat them with Rustins Quick Dry Seal to stop the warping. Seems to have worked well so far...
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Posted by Ochoin on 23 Aug 2021, 09:00

Thanks for all the good advice, chaps.

I'll show you the finished product later (several weeks).

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