LumberJocks

Reply by Lazyman

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Boiled linseed oil and MDF?

View Lazyman's profile

Lazyman

3331 posts in 1748 days


#1 posted 09-17-2018 03:23 PM



Amazing work.

I can tell you BLO will not seal MDF against water.

Not sure what to tell you to use without ruining the detail.

I would probably spray a couple seal coats of shellac and top with polyurethane.

Are you going to put a glass top on it?

- rwe2156

+1 on Shellac and Poly. I would use oil based poly not the water based. Water causes MDF to swell and the shellac might not completely prevent a little penetration. And I would cover that with glass to protect it. I would also test any finishing regimen on another piece of MDF with some basic carving, but with at least a little fine detail, before you chance ruining all of your work.

It might be cool filled with a clear resin as well but I would be afraid that trapped bubbles would be a nightmare.

Amazing work by the way. Just be glad that it was MDF and not particleboard like most furniture is made with these days.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.


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

HomeRefurbers.com