Painted MDF Cabinet Doors inspection checklist and quality control
- Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) is a heavy, hard, strong, dense, stiff, uniformly textured wood product with no grain pattern.
- Its consistency in texture and density make it an ideal material to accept matte and high-gloss paint.
- Like all wood products, MDF doors expand and contract with fluctuations in humidity and temperature.
- The painted finish may not bridge the open joint between the centre panel and the outside frame.
- Unlike Painted Maple cabinetry, MDF doors can be more susceptible to damage in areas of high use.
- If moisture enters the blemished area, the exposed MDF may expand, creating a small ‘pillow’.
- High-gloss finishes require careful maintenance and handling since they can scratch more readily.
- Painted MDF cabinetry is so versatile, it suits a variety of applications from traditional to contemporary; high-gloss painted, MDF Slab doors are particularly sleek and stylish for the latter.