PMCL Installation Guidelines

  • Ensure surfaces are dry, free of contaminants, loose material, dust free, straight and sound.
  • Using a 3/8 notched trowel apply approved cementitious compound or adhesive to the surface that will be in contact with the substrate. Also apply a thin coat to the contact surface or (substrate). To ensure maximum bonding while the adhesive is wet, apply pressure on the entire length of the molding moving back & forth with a lateral motion. Immediately remove extra adhesive and wipe clean with a damp cloth.
  • All details should be held in place with mechanical fasteners until adhesive sets. For example: clamps, galvanized nails, screws and washers.
  • All mitered and butted surfaces must be coated with adhesive.
  • Joints should be sanded smooth.
  • Use a diamond blade saw or equivalent to cut mouldings to size.
  • PMCL architectural products must be kept dry at all times prior to installation and painting.
  • We recommend using Enerfoam or Versitite foam
  • PMCL architectural products are to be primed and painted with exterior acrylic latex paint or with elastomeric paint.
  • Larger sized architectural mouldings and elements may require the use of metal tracks (z-bar or hat-tracks) for safer installation results (see pictures below)

  • These are installation guidelines only.
  • All matters related to the integrity and the structural aspect of the building envelope must be approved by your engineer.