Easy to use and easy on the planet
Cut and saw
Use a fine toothed saw. For shaped cuts use a pad, key hole or coping saw. Work smooth face up and support the board throughout. A power saw can be used with a tungsten carbide tipped blade. Always use dust extraction and wear suitable PPE.
When nailing without pre-drilling, position not less than 12mm from board edge. Galvanised wire nails are recommended. Do not use lost head nails or panel nails in wet areas. Boards can also be stapled.
Use a high speed power drill (not hammer type), bits should have HSS tips. When drilling, always support the back of the board to prevent break out.
When screwing, do not countersink 6mm boards. Pre-drilling is not always necessary. Use self-drilling / self-tapping screws. Screws should be located a minimum of 12 mm from board edges and 50 mm from board corners. Ribbed head screws are best for achieving a good countersink. Screws should be corrosion resistant.
Plane and sand
The edges of the boards can be planed or smoothed with a surform, rasp or file. Use conventional glass paper for sanding.
Palmeco™ Master Board can be decorated using conventional paints. Alkali resistant primers are not required. Water and oil based paints can be applied in accordance with paint manufacturer’s instructions.
Palmeco™ Master can be used as tile backing board. For a desirable tiling effect, we recommend to line the whole wall with Master board with stud supports at a standard spacing of 600mm.
Palmeco™ Master board’s smooth face finish requires minimal finishing. If flushing jointing is required, use fibre mesh joint tape and standard jointing compounds. Use a wide joint skim to minimise the appearance of lines if decorated.
Ensure Palmeco™ Master boards are placed flat and secure before installation of finishing floor boards or tiles. The underlay boards are resistant to mold and moisture.