Wholesale Hardwood Interiors, Inc.

 

FAQ's & TIPS

 

Advantages of Gesso-Coated Ultra-Light

 

The Extrusion Process

 

Extrusion technology, "Gesso", offers a significant quality increase from traditional paint-based priming systems. This process provides a better surface for applying finish coats, resulting in a higher quality finished product. Solvent and water-based paint systems are compatible with extrusion priming and offer excellent adhesion properties. Machining and sanding are performed easily on the extruded primer. The extrusion process transfers to the primed millwork market the characteristics of the high quality pre-finish demanded in the picture frame industry.

 

Ultra-Light

  • - 100% Radiata Pine fiber.
  • - Engineered for machining.
  • - Miters, cuts, and copes cleaner than pine.

 

High Solid Content, Water-Based Primer

  • - Primer has the consistency of putty or wood filler when applied.
  • - Premium Prime surface requires less prep-work and sanding.

 

Ultra-Light Installation Guidelines

 

- It is important to store Ultra-Light mouldings, on the jobsite, flat and up off the floor to prevent material from getting wet and drawing moisture.

- When ripping, cutting or routing Ultra-Light, carbide tipped blades and/or cutter heads are strongly recommended.

- Pneumatic fastening systems with the air pressure set at 60-80 PSI works best.

- The types of fasteners what work best on Ultra-Light are 16-18 gauge finish nails. Smooth shank nails are not recommended. However, it is up to the installer to decide what works best for his own application.

- Ultra-Light is a man-made product that is excellent for face nailing. Edge nailing is not recommended.

- The use of a fast drying adhesive such as our Kwik-Bond Adhesive and Activator, helps to prevent the separation of mitered corners. Another option for applying casing around doors and windows is to use casing corner blocks. In the application, the use of glue is not required.

 

Safety Recommendations

Wear a dust mask to minimize wood dust particle effects.

 

Ultra-Light Finishing Guidelines for Best Results

 

- Fill and seal all nail holes.

- Lightly sand with fine grit sandpaper or a piece of scotchbrite.

- Wipe down the surface of the moulding that is going to be painted with a tack cloth to    remove any excess dust left from sanding.

- Apply the first coat of premium paint.

 

Finishing Recommendations

- Putty • Solvent based (spot prime area if using latex paints.)

- Caulk • Slow dry acrylic latex. Caulk along edges of millwork where required.

- Paint • Any high quality oil-based or acrylic latex paint may be used.