There were several compliments on the paint/finish of my monitor by those who got to see it at our Fleet Workshop Prop Party in Ticonderoga. One of the techniques I used in achieving the finish was to JB Weld all the seams and exposed porous edges of the MDF. I used the long cure JB Weld built up in stages, was never happy with the results of using JB Quick Weld. Another option is using Bondo branded fill products or similar. Even with the longer cure times my personal preference is JB Weld. It’s a horses for courses scenario, basically whatever product you are comfortable using. Taking the time to fill the porous edges is benificial in the final finish. Here’s an early stage photo that helps illustrate.