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More About Priming & Buffing

Our standard priming is provided via one of our two vacuum coater primers with infra-red ovens. The moulding is fed into system. The moulding passes through a profiled template, which is custom cut to match the profile being primed, and enters the paint chamber. The paint chamber, which is constantly flooded with primer, is the smallest part of the machine and is less than 24" in length. As the moulding exits the paint chamber it passes through a second profiled template as a vacuum draws off the excess paint. As a result all 4 sides of the moulding are coated in a consistent layer of primer. The moulding then feeds through the infra-red dryer. As the moulding exits the far end of machine it is dry and ready for packaging. The whole process primes a piece of moulding and dries the piece in well under a minute's time. After a single prime coat 1 dry mil of primer is left on the moulding, which is equivalent with AWI Economy Grade Priming.

While our standard priming operation provides a prime coat, which meets a majority of customers needs, for an additional fee we can buff, sometimes called de-nibbing, the surface. Buffing is accomplished by passing the moulding through a separate machine which uses special heads made of sandpaper and brushes to scuff the surface. Buffing typically removes the slight grain raise that can occur, as well as smooth the primed surface slightly, but does not expose raw wood. Priming and Buffing a moulding leave less than 1 dry mil of primer on the moulding, which is equivalent to AWI Custom Grade Priming. For customers' that require high end prime coatings we can prime the moulding a second time after buffing. Mouldings that are Primed, Buffed and Primed have 2 dry mils of primer on them, and are equivalent with AWI Premium Grade Priming.

Our standard primer, which is white, is a specially formulated coating designed to be applied on bare wood, bonding with the substrate and providing a uniform surface for the topcoat to adhere to. It also acts as a sealer, forcing evaporation as designed and preventing solvents from the topcoat from soaking into the wood. While the primer is a water based acrylic latex it is designed to accept both water based and solvent based (oil/alkyd) top coats. Both interior and exterior primers are available. The exterior option contains both a mildewcide and stain blockers to prevent tannins and other compounds from the wood from leaching through the prime coat.

The capacity of the of our vacuum coater primers is 1/4" to 3" in thickness and 1/2" up to 11-3/4" in width.

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