Ecoedge MDF

ECOEDGE mouldings and door jambs are made from premium moisture resistant MDF manufactured here in New Zealand and are the largest primed range in the country.

Produced from FSC® (Forestry Stewardship Council) certified timber, ECOEDGE MDF offers discerning specifiers, builders, and home owners an environmentally sound choice when building or renovating.

ECOEDGE MDF mouldings and jambs are designed for interior use only. They should not be used in situations where they will be exposed to water, prolonged humidity or high temperatures, e.g. showers, saunas, bathrooms and laundries.

When ECOEDGE MDF mouldings are to be used in direct contact with concrete or masonry, a damp-proof course must be used.

Please refer to our storage, fixing, painting and finishing sections for further details.

SPP ECOEDGE MDF … part of every home.

ECOEDGE MDF mouldings and jambs, both pre painted and natural must be stored in a dry environment, protected from moisture, direct sunlight and excessive heat. Store on flat surface 150mm above the ground, supported every meter along the length of the product.

In addition, mouldings, sarking and flooring profiles should be acclimatised to their surrounding environment for at least 48 hours prior to installation.

 

ECOEDGE MDF mouldings can be nailed, glued or installed using a combination of both nails and adhesives.

  • Nailing: 40 – 50mm finishing brads are recommended. Ensure fixing is to a minimum depth of 25mm into the framing timber.
  • 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.

Un-painted ECOEDGE MDF mouldings and jambs

• Fill nail holes and any indentations with an interior filler and lightly sand smooth.
• Apply one coat of acrylic interior sealer or acrylic interior undercoat, allow to dry and sand smooth as required.
• Apply 2-3 coats of premium water-based enamel, lightly sanding after the first coat if required.

 

Painted ECOEDGE MDF mouldings and jambs

• Fill nail holes and indentations with an acrylic 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.
• Apply two coats of premium water-based enamel lightly sanding between coats if required.

 

NOTE: Always follow the paint manufacturers’ recommendations.

Water-based sealer or undercoats can react in some cases with the exposed MDF which can lead to a substandard base for painting. Please note: Wallboard sealer is not a recommended primer as it can result in the MDF absorbing moisture through exposed surfaces i.e. Nail/Brad holes and cut ends leading to Furriness and potential failure.

ECOEDGE MDF mouldings and jambs are manufactured from Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF), a reconstituted wood product containing wood, resin, and wax. ECOEDGE MDF mouldings and jambs should be handled in accordance with recognised safe work practices.