What is the finish option for?
This option is chosen when you are purchasing any of our products. Using this option, you can either choose to have the materials primed (sprayed white - 2 coats of primer) or unprimed (left as bare material).
Do I need to have my products primed?
No, you don't have to get your materials primed by us. However, if you are buying MDF (now all HDF) from us you will need to prime them before applying your final top coat finish. Without a coat of primer, any paint coat that is applied may soak into the profiled section (the design).
The boards also need to be sanded between and after each coat of primer to ensure the final finish is smooth. This adds to the time it will take to prepare the products for their final finish incurring more labour costs on site.
This is why we recommend having the order primed by ourselves - it is slightly more expensive but will save you a long time when it comes to installation. We also have a professional who applies the primer quickly and efficiently and making sure to give you a smooth finish.
Skirting Boards unprimed and primed
I want the order primed but will this take longer to receive?
Generally speaking, it does take longer for us to produce a primed order. This is because it needs to be sprayed and then dried before it can be packaged for dispatch. With an unprimed order, the goods are machined and can almost immediately be packed up and sent out the door for delivery.
If you are in a rush for skirtings an architraves, don't worry. We can turn around a primed order for delivery within 2 working days (see our delivery page for more information).
Does the primer cover the whole board?
As standard, we only prime the areas that are visible once the boards are fitted (front face and top edge on skirting, for example). However, window boards are primed all round as standard.
We are able to prime our products all over but it does incur an extra cost. You won't be able to select the fully primed option online but we can place these orders over the phone or via email for you.