If you’re considering painting your MDF cabinetry or other wooden surface, waterproof paint is an important consideration. This type of paint is usually available as a stain, varnish, or lacquer. These coatings work best when applied in thin coats. Make sure to apply the paint to all four edges of the MDF before it dries. Although most waterproof paints are 100% waterproof, some are not. Here’s what you should know about choosing the right paint for MDF.
Liquid latex paint is another good choice for waterproofing MDF. Unlike oil-based paints, this type of paint dries quickly and has excellent adhesion. Liquid latex paint is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, making it a good choice for indoor and outdoor projects alike. It is also available in a variety of colors and can be applied by roller or brush. Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover latex paint offers a long-lasting smooth finish and is suitable for both interior and exterior MDF.
MDF can be made waterproof using a sealer or moisture-resistant paint. However, this coating is only waterproof as long as it remains intact. It is important to note that moisture protection works at the surface level, and broken paint will expose the MDF to water. Water will absorb into the MDF and cause it to warp and swell. If you are not careful, you can easily damage your investment if water comes in contact with your MDF.