Our classic Picture Rail offers a decorative feature for rooms with a high ceiling. It is particularly at home in period properties, in which it would have been used originally.
Whether you choose to hang pictures or have it as a border to accentuate your interior design, you can install it on it's own or combine it with some Dado Rail as you prefer.
If you have a more modern house, using a Picture Rail is a great way to give a room some traditional character.
Our Picture Rails come pre-primed and ready to paint on arrival.
High Density Moisture Resistant (MR) MDF
Our Picture Rail is made of a high density, moisture resistant (MR) MDF.
MDF is free from natural defects. This gives it a long product life and means that MDF will not; warp, twist, bow, split, or contain knots, all of which you would find in pine and any other natural wood. This makes MDF the most economical, time saving material for your picture rail requirements.
Skirtings R Us MDF builds on these properties. We manufacturer on a High Density MDF board which we have specifically sourced, as it produces a far smoother cut surface when moulded, superior to picture rails made using standard or premium MDF's.
For more information on our MDF please see our MDF information page.
Picture Rail Dimensions
Picture rail is only available in one size
Height – 44mm high.
Depth – 17.5mm at its thickest.
Length – Supplied in 3m and 4.4m lengths. Please allow 100mm on each end of the length for transit damage and cutting.
If you need any further help with dimensions please refer to our dado and picture rail dimensions guide.
Picture Rail Finish
Our picture rail product is only supplied pre-primed.
Primed – The rail will be sprayed with two coats of primer and sanded in-between coats. The product will need a final paint finish.
For more information on finishes, see our finishes guide.
The Benefits of Primed Finishes
Primed finishes are the most popular supplied to the DIY, building and design industries for several reasons:
- Pre-primed mouldings relieves a lot of work as MDF, being an absorbent material, can require two or more priming coats to seal it properly.
- If primed, mistakes and marks commonly made during installation can be rectified when finishing (unlike a gloss or satin finish, which is almost impossible to ‘touch up’ well and would be wasted).
- Therefore primed skirting boards/architrave is the easiest and most flexible product to install with less risk of permanently damaging the finish.
We recommend a primed finish on skirting board and would urge anyone who is thinking otherwise to reconsider.
For more information on primed finishes and the limitations of other finishes visit our finishes page.
Our MDF Picture rail is produced in house in our Midlands based factory and is machined to order from the specification options above.
Please note: machined to order items are made specifically to order and therefore cannot be cancelled once in production, neither can they be returned to us.
DIY tips and advice
If you're looking for more information on what's involved with installing skirting boards yourself then our How To Guides take you through some of the basic tasks, so that you know how to prepare yourself or whether to call in a professional.
We also have some advice on Interior Design to help you choose what's right for your home. You can find us on Instagram too where previous customers show how they've used our skirting boards in their designs and renovations
Should you still have questions about why you should choose Skirtings R Us, then head to our Product Information section where we try to answer as many questions as we can. If you still have more, you can always get in touch with us directly by email or phone.