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What is the difference between MDF and Poplar paint?

Should I use poplar or MDF for trimwork?

  • When painting your trimwork it is recommended to use either Poplar or MDF. Both MDF and Poplar paint very evenly and are both very stable products. Some contractors prefer to work only with one or the other. Poplar is harder, lighter in weight, and more durable over time.

What is MDF wood?

  • It is an acronym for M edium D ensity F iberboard. Technically, MDF contains a mixture of wood solids, wax, and resin bonded together under high temperatures and high pressure to create a uniform wood-like product that is far cheaper than real wood.

How much does poplar wood cost?

  • Poplar is also favored for its crisp, well-defined edges and profiles, so it’s a good choice when intricate or built-up molding profiles are called for. Cost per lin. ft. 5-1/4-in. base: $1 to $2.50 3-1/2-in. colonial casing: $1.15 to $2.40

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