Product Installation & Painting

Before you install

ready to paint mouldings, diy mouldings, diy timberIt is recommended that prior to installation, all Woodhouse EdgeLine® mouldings should be stored in the room where they are being installed to allow acclimatisation to the current environment. Make sure the area is well-ventilated and dry and ensure that all mouldings are not in contact with the ground or exposed to the weather. Stack mouldings flat and support every 600mm.

 

Installation Tips

Measure the inside of the walls accurately to get the correct lengths for your mouldings. Cut your mouldings over length to start with as this allows you to re-trim to a tight fit for installation. Install your mouldings wall by wall, working your way around the room paying attention to joint accuracy.
NB: Thoroughly prime and seal all saw cuts for wet area installations to minimise moisture uptake.

 

Cutting – Mitre Joints/Splicing

ready to paint mouldings, diy mouldings, diy timberMouldings are typically installed at 90 degree angles at wall corners, around doors and windows. Mouldings are joined with a 45 degree joint and the use of a hand saw and mitre box  (Figure 1) will assist with accurate cutting. Ensure that the angles you are cutting are correct when trimming your mouldings so your joins align correctly.

Trim the joints accordingly as you work your way around the room, making sure the moulding profile has the correct orientation. Always allow for the angled mitre cut when measuring the length of you mouldings during the installation process.

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When using a power drop saw (Figure 2), use a sharp carbide tipped finishing saw and change the sawblade as required. Make your cuts with the profile facing upwards so the blade cuts cleanly through the moulded face. Cutting through the back face of the moulding may increase the chance of tearout on the profile face.

ready to paint mouldings, diy mouldings, diy timberWhen fitting mouldings to longer walls, you may need to join two pieces together by splicing  (Figure 3). Place moulding Piece A hard against the back of the mitre box, with the moulded face towards you. Cut a 45 degree angle and then fix moulding Piece A to the wall. Repeat the procedure for moulding Piece B, cutting a matching 45 degree angle. Fix to the wall overlapping moulding Piece A and make a diagonal joint. Fixing The Woodhouse EdgeLine® range of timber mouldings can be installed using construction glues and nails. Recommendations for fixing choice are as follows: Hand Driven Nails (Bright Finish)

 

Select fixings as follows:

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1. 11mm thick mouldings – 2.0 gauge
2. 18mm thick mouldings – 2.5 gauge
3. 30mm thick mouldings – 2.5 gauge

In some instances you may need to pre-drill depending on the application, followed by nail punching to correctly centre the fixing just below the moulding surface. If uncertain, confirm your fixing choice with the hardware or timber merchant.

 

Pneumatic Finishing Guns

It is recommended that all Woodhouse EdgeLine® mouldings are stored in the room where they are being installed to allow acclimatisation to the current environment. Make sure the area is well-ventilated and dry, ensuring that mouldings are not in contact with the ground or exposed to the weather. Stack mouldings flat and support every 600mm.

If necessary, use a construction adhesive to assist in the installation process in difficult to nail areas.

 

Painting

All Woodhouse EdgeLine® White Primed Mouldings are supplied with a Dual Coat Acrylic Primer and are ready for final top-coating. To ensure a quality finish, observe the following recommendations:

  • 1Fill any nail holes with a quality wood filler, then lightly sand to an even finish.
  • 2Ensure that the moulding surface is clean from dirt and residual dust. If necessary, clean gently with detergent and water or similar to prepare for final finishing.
  • 3Spot prime any affect areas with a primer such as Taubmans 3 in 1 Primer. It is not necessary, but if desired, apply 1 (one) coat of Taubmans 3 in 1 Primer to all mouldings prior to top-coating.
  • 4Finish with 2 applications of a premium interior topcoat such as Taubmans Endure Interior  or Taubmans Water Base Doors and Trim range of products.

NB: Thoroughly prime and seal all saw cuts for wet area installations to minimise moisture uptake.