Finishing two sided sign

  • Advertise with us

« back to Finishing forum

Forum topic by nogeel posted 08-14-2017 03:12 AM 309 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
View nogeel's profile


75 posts in 1001 days

08-14-2017 03:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: mdf finishing chalkboard paint brush spraying

I have a sign I am painting in MDF. The challenge I am having trouble painting the edges and the faces where there are no globs of paint on either the edge or the face. I may try spraying but would prefer any tips for getting a clean smooth finish on edges and faced. The object is a state with curves.


-- Jeff, Tennessee

1 reply so far

View MrRon's profile


4667 posts in 3175 days

#1 posted 08-14-2017 07:17 PM

I would seal the edges with a clear epoxy, applied in a thin coat and allowing to dry, before sanding smooth. Without penetrating the surface, it will be impossible to get a smooth finished edge. I would have chosen 2 sided MDO which is used on most highway signs exposed to the elements.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics