The technical information and suggestions for use and application presented herein represent the best information available to us and are believed to be reliable.
They should not however be construed as controlling suggestions and there is no warranty of performance of our materials either expressed or implied. We urge that users of our materials conduct confirmatory tests to determine final suitability for specific uses.
When to Use These Guideline
This Guideline describes how to prepare and paint Easycraft MDF primed products.
The Basic Facts
- All skirtings, architraves, cornices etc should be fixed before you commence this work.
- The surface to be painted should be free from oil, dust or any other contaminants.
- Scuffed or un-primed areas should be spot-primed with a latex acrylic primer.
- Do not use sandpaper coarser than 325 grit.
- All nail holes and screw holes should be filled and sanded smooth.
- Wood preservatives are not recommended.
Tools and Equipment
- A caulking cartridge gun
- Safety Glasses to comply with AS1337
- Sand paper and sander block
- Putty spatular
- Paint brushes, roller and tray
- Drop sheets
A P1 or P2 Dust Mask
- Sand Paper
- Latex acrylic primer
- Solid filler
- Flexible paintable filler
- Mineral turps
- Top coats and clean up materials
- Clean dry rags
Step 1 - Preparing the Surface
- Clean all oil, dust or any other contaminants from the surface to be painted by wiping the surface using a clean rag dampened with mineral turps
- Fill any nail or screw holes with solid filler and allow to sufficiently dry before sanding or applying topcoats.
- Sand all imperfections using a sand paper no causer than 325 grit.
- Spot prime any scuffed or un-primed areas with latex acrylic primer.
Step 2 - Painting the Surface
- Easycraft panels are primed with a thermoset acrylic primer. The primer itself is an environmentally friendly product that is free from crystalline silica, butyl glycol, NOP surfactants and any other toxic constituents that are commonly used in waterborne primers. Being a thermoset primer the product will be compatible with a large variety of topcoats such as waterborne acrylics and alkyd enamels.
- Be sure to select a finish coating specifically intended for the job, derived from a reputable coatings manufacturer. Make certain it is a top quality product with a list of ingredients and application instructions on the label. Read the label thoroughly and follow the instructions implicitly.
- Using a brush, paint the grooves first, by brushing along the grooves.
- The flat areas should then be painted using a roller. Tidy up any run into the grooves with a brush as you go. Check with your paint supplier for the type of roller recommended for the finish you want to achieve.
- Allow to dry according to the paint manufacturers instructions.
- Apply a second coat to the grooves using a brush.
- Apply a second coat to the flat areas with a roller. Tidy up any run into the grooves with a brush as you go.