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MDF Board

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MDF board proved to carry with it both advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, it was a cheap alternative to wooden panel and is, therefore, an easy material to experiment on. On the other hand, because MDF is made of fine particles, it is often very delicate, especially if you want to put screws through it so it can be hung. My personal experience with MDF board is, therefore, mixed. Armed with a roller and a container full of white gesso, I attempted to create a smooth layer on top of the fiberboard, however, in reality this was harder to achieve than first thought. Having replaced the roller with a plastic scraper the task was soon completed, yet the finished item was not free of odd lumps and bumps. Regardless, I used MDF board for my piece at the MA Painting Interim Show at Lewisham Arthouse and was happy with the finish (see below).

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