ECOTRIM PRE-FINISHED MOULDINGS
ECOTRIM pre-finished mouldings are produced from finger-jointed New Zealand Radiata Pine. ECOTRIM offers a superior finish as a result of dual coats of gesso which are sanded between coats and finished with a final coat of acrylic primer. The result is a range of superior pre-finished mouldings and jambs that come ready to install with a quality surface prepared for finishing.
All ECOTRIM timber products must be stored in a dry environment, protected from moisture, direct sunlight and excessive heat. In addition, mouldings profiles should be acclimatised to their surrounding environment for at least 48 hours prior to installation.
Mouldings can be nailed, glued or installed using a combination of both nails and adhesives.
Nailing: For 10-12mm thick profiles fix using 40-50mm brads or panel pins. For 18-19mm profiles fix using 60mm brads or panel pins.
For a typical pneumatic finishing gun, a pressure of 110psi for general fixings is recommended.
Adhesives: Mouldings can be glued using most commercial brands of adhesives.
All joints should be mitre cut and glued during installation. For best results we recommend mouldings are installed using a combination of nailing and gluing.
- Fill nail holes and any indentations with an interior filler and lightly sand smooth.
- Check the machine applied coating is smooth and even, lightly sand as required, and spot prime any bare areas.
- As a general guide to a quality finish, for Brush Application; 1 coat of a quality acrylic or oil-based finish coat should be applied, and for Spray Application; 2 coats of a quality acrylic or oil based finish coat should be applied.
Note: Always follow the paint manufacturer’s instructions on the paint can.