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PVC Trim Installation Guide

By February 15, 2024June 26th, 2024ExCel, News, Specialty Products

PVC Trim Installation Guide

Before perfect installation of PVC trims, the professionals will always ensure they follow the perfect steps and guides. This helps them in most cases not to miss out anything and it also guarantees perfect installations. There are other homeowners who would prefer the DIY option and in this case it is necessary that you go through a PVC trim installation guide.

How To Install PVC Trim

1. Assembling

The installation process begins by assembling of all the necessary tools and all the correct measurements of the necessary materials. Once you have assembled the materials, you need to store them on a level surface free from any kind of damages. Also keep them free from debris and in case the materials get dirty, you need to clean them after installation. You should also take utmost care when handling the materials to avoid any unnecessary damages or injuries.

2. Cutting and Drilling

There are no special tools for cutting PVC trims and you can use the same cutting tools used for cutting natural wood. Examples of some of the appropriate materials for PVC trim installation include Carbide saw blades, Cordless drill, Miter saw, Orbital sander, Paintbrush, Pocket hole jig, Putty knife, Router, Router bits and Table saw.

3. Installation

Leave gaps at the ends of the trim for expansion. This gap allows space for expansion of the material during installation. The size of the gap you are leaving will depend on the kind of temperature of your working place. If the temperature at your workplace is high then you only need to leave a smaller gap since the PVC will have expanded already.

Join the PVC boards using a scarf joint. At this point, you will also need a solvent-based sealant to firmly attach the boards. Silicone-based products to not work appropriately with PVC products and won’t give you the best results.

4. Fastening The Trims

Fasten the boards using steel nails. Since PVC trims last long, you need to use high quality fasteners which will not deteriorate after a short time. In this case, the best option to use would be stainless steel nails.

5. Painting

Paint your trim using the appropriate painting. Unlike most trimming materials, PVC trims are pre-printed and you won’t need to worry about repainting. Brands like EX-CEL have very appealing colors to match your green or colorful background. However, for homeowners who prefer painting their brands, you need to choose a paint that is PVC-friendly. Make sure you check the boards to ensure there are no holes from fastening before you begin painting.

Once you follow this PVC trim installation guide, you will have no problem installing your PVC trim. Sherwood’s EX-CEL PVC trims guarantee you quality and appealing trimming products for your building. It is up to you to make the decision today and have the right trim installed on your building.