Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Below are FAQs about installation, maintenance, coverage and more for UFP-Edge products. If you're unable to find an answer that relates to your inquiry, please contact us.

Charred Wood

What is the actual width that will be visible?

The width of the shiplap board is 5.375 in. with a thickness of .625 in. and an exposed face of 4.625 in.

Is your low VOC paint a water-based product?

Yes, it is water-based.
The width of the trim board is 3.5 in. with a thickness of .75 in.

What is the Charred Wood shiplap span rating?

UFP-Edge Charred Wood is a decorative product and is not intended for structural purposes. It can be installed on walls or ceilings, vertically or horizontally, as long as it is fastened according to the instructions. The product must be fastened to structural members a maximum of 24” on center.

Are Charred Wood boards charred on both sides?

Charred Wood boards are charred on the face and the sides. The boards are not charred on the reverse side/face.

Can Charred Wood be stained?

Yes, Charred Wood can be stained without the need to sand the light clear coat finish before-hand. We recommend testing the stain in a small inconspicuous area first.

Can Charred Wood be used as a backsplash?

For projects such as a backsplash, a high-quality polyurethane sealer is recommended.

Can Charred Wood be used for an island counter top?

For projects such as a countertop, the 1x4 board is a more appropriate option for the application. If using for furniture or in high traffic areas a high quality polyurethane sealer is recommended.

Rustic Collection

What is the Rustic Collections shiplap span rating?

UFP-Edge Rustic Collection is a decorative product and is not intended for structural purposes. It can be installed on walls or ceilings, vertically or horizontally, as long as it is fastened according to the instructions. The product must be fastened to structural members a maximum of 24” on center.

Is your low VOC paint a water-based product?

Yes, it is water-based.

Can these shiplap boards be used for shelving?

Rustic Collection shiplap boards are not recommended for shelving, however the 1x4 Rustic Collection trim boards are perfect for shelving when butted together and fastened.  Be certain to add proper support in order to accommodate the amount of weight that will be on the shelf

What is the actual width that will be visible? 

The width of the shiplap board is 5.375 in. with a thickness of .625 in. and an exposed face of 4.625 in.
The width of the trim board is 3.5 in. with a thickness of .75 in.

Is the board smooth on the opposite side?

Both sides of the board feature a rough sawn texture that helps mimic the natural texture and patina of aged barn wood. 

Can I install this shiplap on the floor of a kitchen / living room / hallway?

We do not recommend installing Rustic Collection shiplap as flooring since it’s a soft wood and features a rough texture. Rustic Collection is ideal for accent walls, ceilings and craft projects. 

Do these have rabbet joints (or any joints) cut into them?

When installed horizontally Rustic Collection shiplap features a rabbet joint on both top and bottom edges of the board allowing piece to snugly fit together. The board ends do not have a pattern and butt directly together without overlap.

What color stain can I use to match?

Rustic Collection products go through a proprietary color formulation process, therefore an exact paint match is difficult. Consult with a paint professional at your local retailer to specify a custom color that suites your needs.

Can you use this on the walls in a bathroom?

Yes, these boards can be used on walls within a bathroom. We recommend you seal the boards with a wood protector sealant to protect them from moisture.

Which side of the board do you use?

The distressed / brushed surface is designed to mimic real barn wood and is intended to be installed facing out. Since the shiplap is profile is reversible, either side could face out.

Pine board sample color says rustic brown but the boards look like a dark grey so sample isn’t close. Why? Are they supposed to have variations in color?

Color will vary from board to board and lot to lot due to natural characteristics of wood. It is recommended you purchase your entire job, plus a minimum of 10% overage to ensure most consistent color.

Has anyone had any experience on cleaning this product? Typical dusting etc? I am aware of its texture just wondering if the combed texture collects dust easily.

Like most surfaces, Rustic Collection will need periodic dusting. Consider dusting the Rustic Collection with a damp cloth or use a dusting brush and vacuum.

Finger-Jointed Trim (Edge True)

Is Edge True an engineered product?

Yes, both edge laminated and finger jointed for stability and the best usable lengths

Is Edge True treated?

No, cedar naturally resists termites and rot, plus Edge True is protected by a high performance PPG 2-coat latex system. The first coat protects against tannin bleed and the second provides a durable primer coat ready for paint.

Is Edge True Reversible?

Yes, we grade to the resawn face, but also have sanded the smooth side for the most versatile board in the industry.

What is True Made of?

Japanese Cedar otherwise known as sugi. This is Asia’s version of WRC. The two products are very similar in the characteristics unlike Chinese Cedar.

Do you need to seal end cuts in the field while installing?

Yes. Prime all cut ends and any areas were the primer has been damaged with PPG’s Seal Grip primer or an equivalent high quality tannin blocking primer. Product must be finish coated on all 6 sides within 90 days of purchase with a high quality exterior latex topcoat. 

What dimensions and profiles are available?

1x3-2x12 S1S2E & 1x6/1x8 WP4 & WP11

Is True Termite resistant?

Yes, Cryptomeria japonica – the sugi or Japanese cedar is yet another wood that may be considered for termite treatment through construction material selection. It is actually quite popular in certain areas of India—also a country struggling with termite problems and concerned with termite control—as a construction wood and is known there as Dhuppi. Not only is it water-resistant, decay-resistant and termite-resistant, it also has a comforting scent.

What is the intended use of Edge True?

Exterior trim, fascia, barge and bellyband

Do I need to apply a final coat of paint in the field?

Yes, all exposed sides should be top coated with a quality exterior paint.