About Hemlock Mouldings
Perfectly suited to accept any stain from light to dark to anything in between. This hard wearing surface, with it’s resistance to scrapes and dents makes Hemlock mouldings ideal for use in high traffic areas. Interior designers often like Hemlock for two primary reasons: its color and natural resistance to darkening from exposure to light. While all wood darkens over time with exposure to sunlight, Hemlock often remains true to its original, freshly-milled pastel color.
Finish carpenters, remanufacturers and woodworkers like Hemlock for other reasons. The straight grain and fine texture sands to a silky, reflective smoothness with virtually no tendency to split. Hemlock yields clean, straight edges and accurate contours with either machine or hand tools, and can be worked easily by either. The wood grips fasteners securely and accepts adhesives without a problem. It readily accepts finishes, ranging from clear coatings, transparent lacquer, varnishes, oils or wax to a full selection of stains and bright or subdued tints or paints.
How to Install Mouldings: We recommend prefinishing the mouldings before installing. Install the moulding piece by piece, working your way around the room, leaving the nail heads exposed to allow for any repositioning. Avoid nailing the last 2 to 3 inches in each piece to avoid splitting. Nail in the curved or cove part of the moulding to better hide the nail holes. Nail mouldings into wood studs or jambs. Any good quality finishing nail properly counter sunk works well. C-clamps should be used to secure the moulding in the mitre box for more accurate cuts. Always use scrap wood between the clamp and the moulding to prevent surface damage.
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