Dowel & Handrails

Timber handrail profiles add a feature to your stairs….

Functional and attractive, profiled timber handrails add a finishing touch to your stairway.

Radiata pine dowels have a multitude of additional uses, and are available in a range of sizes and lengths from 4.5mm to 50mm diameter.

SPP Dowel & Handrails … part of every home.

All SPP Pine Mouldings, both pre painted and natural/raw, untreated and H3.1 treated 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.

SPP Pine 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.

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.

SPP Pine Mouldings:

  • Fill nail holes and any indentations with an interior filler and lightly sand smooth.
  • Lightly sand and wipe with a damp cloth to remove all dust and grit prior to applying top coatings of paint.
  • Apply one coat of acrylic interior sealer or acrylic interior undercoat, allow to dry and sand smooth as required.

Please note: Wallboard sealer is not recommended on bare timber as it can result in the timber absorbing moisture leading to grain raise, finger joints and other blemishes showing through the topcoats.

  • Apply 2-3 coats of premium water-based enamel lightly sanding after the first coat if required

Note: Always follow the paint manufacturer’s recommendations.

Water-based sealer or undercoat can react in some cases with the bare timber which can lead to a substandard base for painting.

For painting and staining exterior products please refer to Southern Pine Products Weatherboard systems finishing and painting recommendations.