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Best Practice Installation

Best Practice/Before Installation, Cutting and Painting, Clear Anodized Aluminum Moldings, Installation Instructions for Interior Trim with tape and float Flanges.

Best Practice/Before Installation:

Read construction drawings to ensure correct layout and placement. Contractor to make sure that blocking has been provided prior to installation for proper installation where necessary.

An outside corner is the best place to begin installation of XtremeInterior™. Choose one that makes the most sense for your project. XtremeInterior reveals offers many options.

Cutting and Painting:

XtremeInterior recommends that full ten-foot length profiles be used when and wherever possible.

XtremeInterior aluminum trim can be cut with a chop saw, using non-ferrous carbide miter saw blade when cutting metal. An abrasive cut-off wheel should never be used to cut aluminum trims.

Clear Anodized Aluminum Moldings:

XtremeInterior does not recommend painting clear anodized trim. We provide (as a standard), primed and ready to receive paint profiles, that are kept in stock.

If field painting of clear anodized moldings is necessary, the following steps must be taken to improve the bond between the paint and the aluminum surface:

Clean and treat moldings with an acid etch solution (i.e. mild concentration of muriatic acid), then rinse thoroughly and allow to dry. An “acid-etched“? primer is also available depending on the paint manufacturer's recommendations.

Use a primer recommended by the paint manufacturer.

Apply the paint coat according to the paint manufacturer's specifications. XtremeInterior makes no guarantees, nor accepts any responsibility, for the performance of field-applied coatings over anodized finishes.

Installation Instructions for Interior Trim with tape and float Flanges:

XtremeInterior recommends that lubricant (WD-40 or grease stick) be applied to the blade before each cut. Lubricant should be cleaned off of trim prior to painting and installation.

Moldings with tape and float flanges are to be installed while the drywall/gypsum board is being installed. The installer must provide space for the moldings at the time of drywall/gypsum board installation or cut the drywall/gypsum board with a router.

The framing / blocking should provide a backer so that moldings can be attached with (recommended) #6 drywall screws 16"? on center.

Before the taping process begins, installation flanges should be cleaned. If veneer plaster is specified, the installation flanges must be treated with a bonding agent. Reveals should be masked to prevent compound joint, drywall mud or texture overspray in order to prevent the entering the reveal opening.

Painted aluminum moldings should be masked with vinyl tape. Use cloth or vinyl tape specifically manufactured for masking anodized aluminum trims. Drywall tape should not overlap the edge of the reveal. An 8"? wide trowel should be used to apply the final skim coat.

Fiberglass or self-adhesive drywall tape will shorten taping time and assist in the prevention of possible cracking.

Installation Instructions for Interior Trim without tape and float Flanges:

Trim without tape and float flanges are to be installed prior to the drywall/gypsum board being installed. The framing should provide a backer so that moldings can be attached with #6 drywall screws 16"? on center.

Reveals should be masked in order to prevent compound joint, drywall mud or texture overspray from entering the reveal opening.