You can use an acrylic, urethane, or polyurethane caulk with BOTO Trim.
The following products may be used for filling trim nail holes: Acrylic caulk Polyurethane/urethane caulk Auto body Bondo Vinyl spackle/painter’s putty
No, BOTO Trim cannot be used in structural applications. WARNING: BOTO Trim products cannot be used in any stress or structural applications. BOTO Trim products can only be used as the decorative part of your application; either wood or metal structural components need to be incorporated for structural applications. Check with your architect or builder if your application is structural.
You will want to use the same fasteners you would use for installing wood trim and siding. They should be stainless steel or hot dipped galvanized and long enough to penetrate the substrate a minimum of 1-1/2”. For best results, use fasteners designed for wood trim and wood siding. These fasteners have a thinner shank, blunt point, and full round head. Standard nail guns work well with BOTO Trim. If use pneumatic tools, use a fastener with a full round head and set the pressure so the fastener goes just beneath the surface of the BOTO board. IMPORTANT: Staples, brads, and wire nails should never be used. These products have shanks that are too small in diameter to control the thermal expansion and contraction properties of BOTO Trim. For a finished look the Cortex fastening system can be used to reduce the need to field apply paint when the trim is going to be left white.
Depending on degree of cleaning needed, power wash or hose loose dirt off of the trim board. If using a power washer, be sure to test the pressure setting and nozzle first to ensure that the surface of the trim will not be damaged. Other cleaning methods include using a soft cloth and a mixture of mild detergent. Some people have found the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to work on pencil or other black marks. Other methods include mild household spray cleaner like Simple Green or Krud Kutter Cleaner/Degreaser, Oxiclean, or denatured alcohol. When using cleaners other than a mixture of mild detergent and water, it is best to test on a small area or a scrap piece of BOTO Trim, to make sure it does not harm the surface or damage the product’s appearance. Always read the cleaning product manufacturer,s specific information before using any product on your BOTO Trim and follow their instructions. WARNING: Keep children and pets away from cleaning product and the Trim until completely dry. IMPORTANT: Do not use solvent bas
No, BOTO Trim products are manufactured in a matte white finish only, but can be painted to achieve a custom color. BOTO Trim products are manufactured in a matte white finish only, but can be painted to achieve a custom color.
No. BOTO Trim products do not require paint for protection, but may be painted to achieve a custom color or to cover nail holes that have been filled. If you choose to paint, use 100% acrylic latex paint with an LRV of 55 or higher. Definition of LRV (Light Reflective Value): LRV is the amount of light reflected from a painted surface. Black has a reflectance value of Zero (0) and absorbs all light and heat. White has a reflectance value of nearly 100 and keeps a building light and cool. All colors fit between these two extremes. Light Reflective Values are given as a percentage. For example, a color with a LRV of 55 means it will reflect 55% of the light that falls on it. For darker colors (LRV of 54 of lower) use paints with heat reflective characteristics specifically formulated for use on vinyl/PVC products. These paints/coatings are designed to reduce excessive heat gain. WARNING: It is recommended that should you choose to paint a darker color (LRV of 54 or lower) all aforementioned installation steps s
Yes. BOTO Trim products can be used on a variety of interior applications. However, you should check with your local building code before installing BOTO Trim products in an interior application.