Pinting old chipboard


Postby indiaoscar » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:08 pm

I have a huge 16'x8'x2' built-in wardrobe made in bare chipboard (not melamine coated) by a previous owner. It is very strong and solid but not pretty and I would like to paint it.
Should I use a liquid crack filler first or can I just prime and paint it?

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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:18 am

i would give it a light sand then prime and paint. try to find a suitable primer - some are not suitable for chipboard due to the resins holding the fibres together.
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Postby indiaoscar » Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:01 pm

Thanks Chris. Sounds a sensible approach. I will try a small hidden area first.
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