Medium density fiberboard (MDF) isn't suitable for every construction project, but it's ideal for making low-cost, high-quality mouldings. Bosley Mouldings manufactures MDF mouldings unlike any other in the industry. Known as Super-Cut-Pop, this MDF product is tailor-made for building inexpensive, durable mouldings. Savings are significant: you can expect to pay 20 to 60 percent less for a Bosley Mouldings profile made of Super-Cut-Pop than the same profile made of poplar, even when the profile is made custom.
Super-Cut-Pop isn't just a great value; it's also a great product. A moulding made from Super-Cut-Pop is actually more durable than a moulding made from poplar. Bosley Mouldings is a full-service company that can finish your MDF mouldings in exactly the hue you'd like. However, if you prefer to finish your Super-Cut-Pop MDF mouldings yourself, keep a few key points in mind.
For starters, avoid water-based primer. Opt for high solids acrylic primer instead. After primer is applied, take the time to remove any fiber that may appear due to rising grain. Removal is simple: just use a Scotch Brite pad to remove fuzz after priming and before painting. (Bosley Mouldings recommends 3M #7447 pads.)
If your MDF mouldings need to be sanded, a 220 grit or higher sandpaper is recommended. At this point, your mouldings are ready to be painted. Remember, the people at Bosley Mouldings are very skilled at color matching. If you decide to finish your mouldings yourself because you're concerned about color matching, don't be: Bosley Mouldings is as skilled at finishing and embossing as they are at woodworking.