A: Hi Jan - this MDF panel does not contain any latex as a binder or additive. Roseburg's MDF is produced under strict formaldehyde emission regulations including the California Air Resources Board (CARB) air toxic control measure. It meets all requirements including the proposed EPA formaldehyde regulation that is scheduled to take effect in late 2018. Thanks for the question!
A: Hi Allan - MDF can be and is commonly primed and or painted with a latex paint. Thanks for the question!
A: Short answer: Yes. Longer answer: MDF would not be the first choice of many for using pocket screws. It's possible, but will be more difficult. I predict the heads tearing through the wood product. I'd advise using some form of washer and a coarse screw thread. Best of luck.
A: Yes, you can drive screws into this material.
A: Hi there - MDF is not suitable for application as an underlayment. Thanks for the question!