Unlock Your Creativity: Painting MDF Furniture with Eco Chic

Are you ready to unleash your inner artist and add a splash of colour to your living space?

Look no further than painting your MDF (Medium-Density Fibreboard) furniture!

If you’ve got an interest in creativity and a desire to personalise your home decor, painting MDF furniture with our Eco Chic is an excellent way to express yourself while adding a splash of colour to your space.

What is MDF?

MDF, short for Medium-Density Fibreboard, is a versatile material commonly used in the construction of flat-pack furniture.

Made from wood fibres and resin, MDF offers a smooth surface that is perfect for painting and customising to suit your style.

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The benefits of our Eco Chic

Before we dive into the wonderful world of painting MDF furniture, let’s talk about Eco Chic.

Upcycling isn’t just a trend; it’s a lifestyle choice that promotes sustainability and mindful consumption.

By upcycling and repurposing furniture, you’re not only reducing waste but also adding a unique touch to your home decor.

Painting MDF furniture allows you to breathe new life into old pieces, giving them a fresh and vibrant look without breaking the bank or harming the environment.

Our luxury furniture paint, Eco Chic is a deliciously creamy clay based paint. Its thick creamy texture is ideal for upcycling or sprucing up old furniture.

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MDF’s smooth surface and uniform composition make it an ideal canvas for your artistic endeavours.

Unlike solid wood, which may have knots or imperfections, MDF provides a consistent base for painting, ensuring a professional-looking finish every time.

Plus, MDF is more affordable than solid wood, making it a budget friendly option for DIY projects.

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Ready to add a pop of colour to your home? Here’s how to get started painting your MDF furniture:

Preparation is Key: Before you begin painting, make sure your MDF furniture is clean and free of any dust or debris. Sand the surface lightly with fine grit sandpaper to create a smooth finish and remove any rough edges.

Choose the Right Paint: When it comes to painting MDF furniture, choose a high quality paint that is suitable for wood surfaces.

Our Eco Chic Claypaint is an excellent choice for beginners, as its creamy texture is easy to work and often needs less coats to achieve the perfect finish.

In line with our environmentally friendly values our Eco Chic Claypaint is breathable and virtually VOC free, making it the perfect choice for all rooms in the house including nurseries.

If you are looking for more of a sheen finish for your project though, you should check out Earthborn’s Eggshell range.

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Prime the Surface: Eco Chic does not need a primer if painting directly onto wood that has been sanded but if you are painting over metal or MDF then we would recommend using our Multi Purpose Primer before painting for better adhesion, coverage and durability.

Let Your Creativity Shine: Now comes the fun part – painting! Use brushes, rollers, or even stencils to create your desired look.

Whether you prefer bold and vibrant colours or subtle pastel hues, the choice is yours. Don’t be afraid to experiment and let your creativity run wild!

Seal the Deal: Once your paint has dried completely, apply a clear furniture wax to protect your masterpiece from scratches and stains.

Wall mural using Earthborn Polka Dot, Freckle and Flower Pot colours

Painting MDF furniture is a fantastic way to breathe new life into old pieces and infuse your home decor with personality and style.

By choosing our Eco Chic and embracing sustainable practices, you can create a space that not only looks beautiful but also reflects your values.

So, grab your paintbrushes and let your imagination soar – the possibilities are endless!

Melanie Johnsson stool painted in Flower Pot, Freckle, and Dorothy.

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