COATING & FINISHING
PROPER INSTALLATION REQUIRES CLOSE ADHERENCE TO MODERN MILL’S COATINGS RESOURCES This is a critical and important step, especially with outdoor applications for ACRE to perform as expected and to avoid the effects of excessive expansion and contraction.
ACRE does not absorb paints, stains, or clear coats as typical woods products do. For best results, we recommend applying coatings with boards on a smooth flat surface prior to installation.
ACRE products generally will not gray like natural woods in exterior applications. However, color may fade over time with increased UV exposure, therefore a UV-resistant clear coat can help resist fading and make for easier cleaning and care.
ACRE WILL EXPAND AND CONTRACT WITH ENVIRONMENTAL TEMPERATURE CHANGES. INSTALLATION CONDITIONS AND FINISH COLOR WILL IMPACT EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION. Refer to the proper product installation guide to ensure the best product performance and minimize the effects of expansion and contraction.
USING THE CORRECT TYPE AND NUMBER OF FASTENERS WILLENSURE MATERIALS PERFORM AS INTENDED. DO NOT USE BRADS, FINISH NAILS OR STAPLES.Fasteners must penetrate solidframing members. All projects and designs are unique. For anyinstallation questions please contact your Modern Mill Rep
Coatings will affect product performance, including heat retention, therefore it’s important to follow our Coatings Resources and use manufacturer approved coatings and finishes.
Safety Warning: Do not burn ACRE products or scraps. ACRE products are not safe to be discarded by burning, used as a firewood, kindling or as any other source of fuel to create and / or maintain a fire or heat source.
STORAGE AND HANDLING
We recommend keeping ACRE in a cool, dry spot, out of direct sunlight. Please acclimate ACRE products prior to installation. Always install ACRE immediately after making any cuts.
We recommend utilizing a PVC glue or cement, polyurethane glue or construction adhesives. Do not use wood glue.
STAINS AND CLEANING
ACRE products can be stained by certain foods, drinks and chemicals.Clean up any stains or dirt as quickly as possible and keep areas clean from debris. Soap and water, or a product like Simple Green® can clean most stains. In some cases, light sanding may be required. If using a power washer, we do not recommend pressure above 2500psi and to use a wide fan tip or oscillating tip and keeping the tip a minimum of 12” from the surface.
SURFACE MARRING (SCUFFS) AND LIGHT SURFACE DAMAGE
Like wood, ACRE might endure some dings, dents or marring on the job. Most light surface damage can be removed by simply sanding ACRE lightly with 120 grit sandpaper on a pole or block sander in the direction of the grain. Please note, less than 120 grit sandpaper may scratch the surface and affect the finish when stain is applied. We do not recommend the use of an orbital or palm sander as this can affect the ACRE grain structure.
ACRE by Modern Mill is made from up cycled rice hulls in a zero-waste manufacturing facility in the U.S.A. ACRE is tree-free, and free of phthalates, phenol, formaldehyde and adhesives. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about options for recycling.
ACRE products have a limited lifetime guarantee to be free from material defects that are a result of the manufacturing process, rotting or splintering as a direct result of the manufacturing processor by normal use and service provided conditions described in all installation materials and technical guides are met. In no event shall Modern Mill be responsible or liable for labor, installation, re-installation, freight, taxes or any other charges related to defective product. Visit our website to learn more: www.modern-mill.com/warranty.