Installation Tips

January 14, 2016
Everlast Lining Boards Monash University

Click on the linked titles below to review the various installation tips and instructions.

  • Install appropriate subframe in accordance with applicable Australian Standards. e.g. for a timber ceiling use the Australian Timber Framing Code AS1684. For a metal ceiling use the Australian Domestic metal framing code AS3623.
  • Whether on a timber or a metal subframe the recommended max. spacing of supports and fixing is 450mm centers.
  • Everlast Lining Boards can be either glued and nailed or glued and screwed to the subframe.
  • Use appropriate corrosion resistant fixings for the job location. e.g. stainless steel if with 1km of the coast or a large body of water.
  • Clean subframe of all loose/foreign material such as old, flaky paint, dust, oil, wax Clean and dry, homogeneous, free from oils and grease, dust and loose or friable particles. Cement laitance must be removed.
  • measure boards and measure surface area make sure you have enough boards and can properly install them.
  • If white doesn’t suit your project you can paint the boards.

  • After marking the boards and making sure you have enough you can cut them with any regular wood cutting tools. Carbide tipped blades are recommended.
  • If choosing to paint, clean surface before painting. Paint with weather resistant paint if you are installing outdoors. if indoors use a 100% acrylic latex paint with colours having a Light Reflective Value (LRV) of 55 or higher. For darker colours 54 or lower use paints specifically made for use on vinyl/PVC products.
  • Pre-Drilling is required if using a large fastener or if nailing in temperatures below 0° Celsius.
  • If pre-drilling ensure you shave each drill hole to clean it of wastage and prepare for nailing/screwing.

  • Use standard nail guns/wood working tools.
  • Stainless steel or hot-dipped galvanised nails/screws are recommended.
  • Place nails or screws on the tongue of the board and keep approximately 19mm from each edge.
  • Fasteners should penetrate into substrate or framing member a minimum of 38mm.
  • Fasteners must be installed within 50mm of the end of each board.
  • Glue using a Polyurethane Adhesive Sealant like Sikaflex 11FC.
  • Glue and screw/nail following guidelines set by Australian Standard for Design and installation of sheet roof and wall cladding. code AS1562.
  • Excess Glue from the installation process can be cleaned with a damp cloth or rag.
  • Clean boards with a damp cloth an soap and water.
  • Use Extreme Adhesives nail sticks on unpainted applications.
  • Use Fill n Flex for unpainted caulking applications
  • Unpainted Everlast Polymeric Linings may be cleaned with denatured alcohol, mild detergent or soap and water. Other household cleansers may be used but should be tested in an inconspicuous area before use.
  • If painted follow paint instructions for cleaning marks or stains.