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    Has anyone here ever tried staining MDF?

    I recently picked up a set of subs and tossed them on a stained redwood cabinet in the house and thought it looked great

    Just curious, but has anyone ever tried staining raw MDF




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    Re: Has anyone here ever tried staining MDF?

    Uhhhh wouldn't it just soak in? Its glue and fibers and wood and all sorts of crap




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    Re: Has anyone here ever tried staining MDF?

    you can buy veneer and cover the mdf.



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    Re: Has anyone here ever tried staining MDF?

    worthless. the hole reason to stain wood is to help bring out the grain of the wood. mdf has no grain. NOW, if it was the nice birtch ply, i'd say hell yea stain it.



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    Re: Has anyone here ever tried staining MDF?

    Quote Originally Posted by mdillon View Post
    you can buy veneer and cover the mdf.
    that would also be another option.



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    Re: Has anyone here ever tried staining MDF?

    I kinda figured sumthin like that




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    Re: Has anyone here ever tried staining MDF?

    if u do a good job with the primer though, paint will look really good on mdf. u might try that as something different.



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    Re: Has anyone here ever tried staining MDF?

    I have stained it before and it didn't look bad at all. I used a dark walnut color and I was actually surprised by the results. A lighter color would look pretty lame though but the dark color kind of gives it a neat texture that doesn't look like a bunch of sawdust even though that's kind of what you would expect it to look like.



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    Re: Has anyone here ever tried staining MDF?

    really. do u have any pics of it.



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    Re: Has anyone here ever tried staining MDF?

    Yes, but not on this computer. I'll try to get some when I get home. If not, I'll grab some pictures this weekend and PM them to you.



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    Re: Has anyone here ever tried staining MDF?

    cool. i have an a$$ load of cheery veneer from when i worked in a veneer factory i was goin to put on my next box and stain it. i think it would look sweet with the C/F cone on the DMX's.



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    Re: Has anyone here ever tried staining MDF?

    i've stained it in the dip table that i made (my ava). just used some pre-stain conditioner and about 5 coats. looks pretty **** good. used a gun-stock color, kinda mahogany looking




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    Re: Has anyone here ever tried staining MDF?

    and a few coats of polyurathane




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    Re: Has anyone here ever tried staining MDF?

    I have stained it as well out of curiosity of the results. Like Imma, I used a darker stain, roughly 2 coats. It really didn't look too bad. IIRC the edges will stain a bit darker than the face. I'll take some pics if I can get around to it.
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    Re: Has anyone here ever tried staining MDF?

    miter joint your bow to get rid of discoloration. the end grain(would you call it that with mdf) is always more absorbant. typically needs more coats of finish too




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