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Hi there,

I am a start-up furniture manufacturer. I wanted to know how can I paint Mango wood furniture?

I know MDF takes paint very well but not sure how does Mango wood look finished with paint. Can I get glossy paint on mango wood furniture?

Any advise?

Hi Sanja

Mango wood isn't a timber used in the UK so I don't have personal experience of any issues associated when doing a paint finish. It shouldn't be a problem, what you need to do is apply a primer coat, then atleast one undercoat then lastly the gloss paint. I don't know what paint manufacturers products you can obtain but  always use a quality paint, prepare as manufacturers instruction and rub down between coats. Hope this helps you.



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Now been a carpenter & joiner for the past twenty years in the UK. I can give avice / help on carpentry & joinery, health & safety, woodworking machinery, power tools and suppliers.


I have served an indentured carpentry apprenticeship with a medium sized building contractor doing a wide range of domestic and commercial work. This has included office buildings, barn conversions, building extensions and renovations. During my career, I spent over three years as a wood trades technician at a college. My job involved joinery work, wood maching and helping CITB carpentry & joinery students` pratical projects. Spent three years as a accredited NVQ assessor covering site carpentry and bench joinery. Now I teach my skills to others.

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I have city and guild qualifications in site carpentry and purpose made joinery. An indentured apprenticeship Hold the equivalent of a master craftsman status.

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