Woodhouse MDF Mouldings are used as skirtings, architraves,
door jambs and lining boards. Woodhouse MDF Mouldings are
designed for interior use and are not recommended for use in
situations where they will be exposed to water or prolonged
high humidity. Do not use in shower cabinets, saunas or in
exterior applications. In situations where they will be exposed
to heat from fireplaces or solid fuel heaters, Woodhouse MDF
Mouldings should be installed with the same clearances used
for solid timber.
We recommend you unwrap the moulding bundles 48 hours
before installation and stack indoors to allow air to circulate.
This will allow the mouldings to acclimatise and adjust to
the room’s moisture content and temperature for an easier
Installing our MDF Mouldings to an existing masonry, timber
lined or metal framed wall requires nothing more than normal
joinery techniques used with nails, staples or screws. Fastener
spacing should not exceed 600mm for 18mm or 450mm for
12 and 15mm thick mouldings. The fastener should penetrate
at least 25mm into the timber framing behind the wall lining.
Fastening should be kept at least 25mm away from any edges
to avoid splitting the ends and corners. When using a nail
gun we recommend you use a protective tip to eliminate any
bruising that occurs with all softwood products. For screw
fixing a pilot hole should be pre-drilled to receive the screws
without damage. The application of a building adhesive with
mechanical fixing is also recommended to increase holding
strength where required or where fixing to masonry walls.
Cutting and Shaping
Woodhouse MDF Mouldings are easily cut or routed to any
required shape. In order to create a smooth cut to a moulding
section you should ensure the use of a fine toothed saw or
power router and ensure the profile is facing upwards whilst
cutting to protect the primed surface. To avoid swelling, cut
edges should be primed to keep moisture out.
Painting and Finishing
Woodhouse MDF Mouldings are machine coated with acrylic
primer to make installation quicker and easier and are ready
for your choice of finish coats after the fit out is completed.
Stop all nail and staple holes with putty, allow to dry and sand
any rough edges. Apply two top coats of acrylic or enamel, in a
gloss or satin finish for the best result. A light sand using 280-
320 grit sand paper is recommended between top coats
We recommend storing Woodhouse MDF Mouldings in a flat
location away from any extreme heat or moisture. To prevent
water damage place mouldings under cover and use gluts or
a pallet system to keep the boards off the ground. Never store
mouldings directly on concrete floors.
E0 Emission Rating
Woodhouse MDF Mouldings are produced to E0 specifications
with EcoBind resin technology so we can produce and meet the
most stringent ‘green’ construction and emission standards.
Woodhouse MDF Mouldings are subject to regular testing
according to the EWPAA Certification Scheme (AS/NZ1895.2)
and this ensures our products are manufactured to the
highest Australian standards for moisture resistance.
Safe Work Practices
Work areas must be well ventilated and kept clean. Sawing,
sanding and machining equipment must be fitted with dust
extractors to ensure that dust levels are kept within standards
laid down by Work Safe Australia. If not, a P1 or P2 dust
mask conforming to AS/NZS 1715 and AS/NZS 1716 and
eye protection conforming to AS/NZS 1336 must be worn.
Offcuts, shavings and dust must be disposed of in a manner
that avoids the generation of dust and in accordance with the
requirements of local waste disposal authorities. Refer to the
Material Safety Data Sheet for our website.