Has anyone installed trim in a house that was build with Polysteel insulated concrete forms? I tried to screw the base moulding to the metal studs that are in the polysteel forms but the screws strip out and just spin before the head sinks below the surface of the moulding. I have also tried to nail it up with a 15 gallon finish nailer, but the nails just pull back out. Any help is appreciated.
(Cabinet and Millwork Installation Forum)
From contributor W:
If it’s possible to make a material choice for the Baseboard, choose MDF. MDF will offer little resistance pulling away from the surface it's applied to. Use a latex based adhesive caulking on the back-side of your baseboard.
Fasten the baseboard with 1 13/16" 18 gauge brads. Shoot your brads in on an angle in an x-pattern, this will lock the baseboard to the drywall only, and not bounce off the Polysteel. (Don’t go crazy with the brads). Use just enough nailing to hold the baseboard while the adhesive caulking dries.