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What is MiraTEC made out of?

Last Updated: 1st May, 2020

This process was designed specifically for MiraTEC trim. In this patented process, wood fiber, phenolic resins, zinc borate (a wood preservative), a water repellent and other ingredients are combined and formed into a thick fiber mat. This mat is loaded into a sealed cavity.

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In this manner, is MiraTEC any good?

Test results show MiraTEC resisted moisture the best and had the lowest percentage of edge swelling, while other wood composite trim swelled approximately three times more than MiraTEC. “When exterior trim absorbs water, it swells and can cause both aesthetic and performance problems.

Similarly, does MiraTEC need to be painted? MiraTEC trim is manufactured from wood and must be painted with an exterior coating system in accordance with the following specifica- tions to fulfill the warranty requirements. PAINT APPLICATION: 1. Prime all exposed field-cut edges of MiraTEC trim and also topcoat those edges which will be exposed to the weather.

Also asked, what is MiraTEC siding?

MiraTEC is a treated Composite trim that combines the eye-catching beauty of cedar with the long-lasting performance of an engineered product. MiraTEC trim is uniformly thick and dense, with no voids or knots. MiraTEC backs its product with an industry-best 50-year limited warranty.

Can you stain MiraTEC?

TOPCOATS – Use low or non-chalking exterior acrylic latex paint, low chalking acrylic or acrylic heavy bodied latex stain, or gloss or semi-gloss oil base paint. Only MiraTEC Trim with wood-like texture is suitable for staining.

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How do you cut PVC board?

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Cut PVC trim boards with the same hand and power tools that you use for wood. But use only carbide-tipped saw blades; plain steel ones will dull quickly. In general, the more teeth a blade has, the smoother the cut edges will be. We recommend standard combination saw blades.