I purchased both sizes. They are well made. I have not painted them yet. I do know MDF is a nice surface to paint on. You may not be able to stain them, but you can always do a faux finish. The owner's are very nice too!
Two new MDF Boxes specifically made for a Ros Stallcup project series)
19235001 8"x8"x6" with Lid $10.50
19235002 12'x12x7' with lid $20.00
I purchased the large and the small MDF boxes. Beautifully made. Great to paint on. Even though you can't stain MDF you can always do a faux wood grain etc. on it. Lots of options for background faux painting! And..........the owners are very nice people*
I am impressed with this box. It is easy to paint on, very durable, and the best part of all is it is most affordable. However , if you want to stain it to bring out the wood grain it won't work.