For less than $20 per 4×8 sheet, you can cover your outfeed table or workbench top with pre-painted, 1/8″ white hardboard like I have. Some home centers call this “tile board” or “marker board.”
Its slippery smooth white coating provides a bright, clean, hardened surface for protecting MDF or plywood tabletops in the shop. It cuts, routs and drills easily. I mount mine with double-sided tape and replace it every so often when the white coating wears through.
– Pat Keefer
Manning, South Carolina