Black Dyed MDF
Black dyed MDF is a type of medium-density fiberboard (MDF) that has been treated with a black dye. MDF is a composite material made from wood fibers that are bonded together using resin and heat. It is commonly used for furniture, cabinetry, and other building materials because of its stability and durability.
The black dye used on MDF adds a sleek, modern look to the material and makes it a popular choice for contemporary interior design projects. The dye can be applied to the surface of the MDF, giving it a uniform color that is resistant to fading and wear.
Black dyed MDF is a versatile material that can be cut, sanded, and painted to meet the specific needs of your project. It is easy to work with, making it a popular choice for DIY and professional building projects alike.
Black dyed MDF has a range of applications, making it a popular choice for many different projects. Some common applications for black dyed MDF include:
- Furniture: Black dyed MDF is commonly used for the construction of furniture such as shelves, desks, and cabinets. Its sleek, modern appearance makes it a popular choice for contemporary furniture designs.
- Feature walls: Black dyed MDF can be used to create a bold and stylish accent wall in a room. The uniform colour and smooth surface of the MDF make it a great choice for wall panelling.
- Headboards: Black dyed MDF can be used to create a stunning headboard for a bed. Its durable and stable nature make it a practical choice for this application.
- Millwork: Black dyed MDF can be used in millwork applications, such as crown moulding, baseboards, and wainscoting. Its uniform appearance and ability to be easily cut and shaped make it a popular choice for these applications.
- Display units: Black dyed MDF is often used to create display units, such as bookshelves, show cases, and trophy displays. Its smooth surface and uniform colour make it a great choice for these applications.
These are just a few of the many applications for black dyed MDF. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast, contractor, or interior designer, black dyed MDF is a versatile and attractive material that can be used for a wide range of projects.
A finish should be applied to the Black MDF panel to protect its surface and maintain its appearance. The finish can
be varnish, wax or oil.
Of the three kinds of finishes described, the varnishes are the most complex and at times the most difficult to choose
given the broad range available on the market. Any wood varnish can be applied to Panel
Varnishes manufactured with acrylic resins and aliphatic polyurethane are widely used, since they do not yellow
over time. The water-based varnishes change the natural colour of the panel less.
When a varnish finish is applied, the first coat applied is a primer. After the primer has dried, the panel should be
sanded with fine sandpaper with grit size 320-360, to remove the granules that may result from peeling.
Next, a varnish finish is applied in one or two coats, in line with the manufacturer’s instructions. Between each layer
the panel should be sanded using fine sandpaper with grit size 320-360.
There are different varnishes with different appearances, from matt to gloss.
Primer and the varnish from the same manufacturer should be used to avoid incompatibility between them.
Wax or Oil Finish
The waxes or oils are usually applied with a single coat on the pre-prepared surfaces.
These kinds of finishes should not be applied on panels for installation in moist environments, such as kitchens and
Given that there will be a difference in shades of the panels from the same batch, before installing them, the panels
should be laid out side by side and ordered so as to minimise these differences in adjacent panels.
In general, any finish, be it varnish, wax or oil, needs the surface to be prepared beforehand. This preparation
involves sanding the surfaces before applying the finish.
The surfaces should be sanded gradually, increasing the sandpaper grit size 50% with each new step. At least 2
phases with 2 different sandpaper grit sizes are recommended.
Black Dyed panels are sanded at the factory with 150 or 180 grit depending on the thickness, so the surface
preparation recommendation is to start with 220-240 grit sandpaper and finish with 320-360 grit sandpaper, to
obtain a smooth surface with no scratches. The edges should also be treated.
Before applying the finish, the panels must be cleaned with a dry cloth, air blowing or, preferably with a vacuum
cleaner in order to be free of any type of dust, which will damage the finish.
Why Choose Us:
At JustMDF, our goal is to make it simple, quick, and easy for anyone to order MDF cut to size and have it delivered in a timely fashion. We find it important to make sure our customers have minimal fuss when processing orders, and this applies no matter what shape, size, or thickness of MDF you need. We’re confident that we can fulfil your order no matter how large or specific it is. Our knowledge of the MDF market helps us deliver excellent customer service every time.