TypeCasing & Chair Rail
The FM-5538 Flat Molding is a Plain molding typically used for chair rail & casing or door & window trim. The molding is 3-1/2" tall and protrudes out 1".
uDecor molding is manufactured with a dense architectural polyurethane compound (not Styrofoam). Polyurethane is durable and 100% waterproof. The material can be sanded to shape just like wood.
A major advantage of polyurethane is that it will not expand, constrict or warp over time with changes in temperature or humidity. It's safe to install in rooms with the presence of moisture like bathrooms and kitchens. This product will not encourage the growth of mold or mildew.
Installation is simplified with the use of modern adhesives. Small finish nails are used to secure the molding while the adhesives set. See below for installation instructions.
This molding is delivered pre-primed for most paints. Always test your paint on a small section to make sure there are no compatibility issues with the paint and primer. Most home latex paints work great on our molding.
When planning for chair rail or other molding, inspect the walls and/or ceiling to see if any vents or other objects are within the footprint of the moldings.
It is easier to paint the molding before installation. Working at waist level is always better than working over your head. Paint your molding before you start the installation process. Then touch up the imperfections after you are done with the install. ALWAYS test a section with your paint of choice before committing to painting all of your molding. Paint formulations change all the time and you want to be sure there is no adverse interaction between your paint and the primer on the molding.
Always use an appropriate amount of adhesive on the end of any of the molding being joined end to end. This prevents the molding from separating as the house walls expand and contract from temperature changes.
Last Piece on a Wall-
For a tight fit and seams, cut the last piece that is going to be on a wall just a little long. 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch is usually enough to allow you to snap that piece in place making sure all your joints stay nice and tight.
Lining Up The Pieces-
When two pieces of molding are being joined together in a run (end to end) leave the last two feet of the open end of the installed molding loose so you can have some alignment room when you join the next piece.
Finishing The Job-
Use Spackle to fill in nail holes and painters caulk on the edges between the molding and the wall and ceiling. Touch up these areas with paint.
POLYURETHANE PRODUCTSuDecor, Inc. provides a LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY to the original purchaser of our polyurethane products. This LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY provides that the polyurethane material will be free from manufacturer defects in material and workmanship under normal and expected use. This warranty does not encompass all of the products sold by uDecor, Inc. and is exclusive to our polyurethane products only. Other products may carry their own manufactures warranty. Call us at 1-877-550-0600 for details.
uDecor, Inc. provides a LIMITED 5 YEAR WARRANTY to the original purchaser on the FINISH of our polyurethane products. This LIMITED WARRANTY provides that the FINISH on the polyurethane material will be free from finishing defects under normal and expected use for a period of five (5) years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover failure of a customer applied finishing system caused by material incompatibility.
If the material proves to be defective and has been installed and existed within the bounds of the above requirements, the customer should contact uDecor, Inc. in writing or by phone within 30 days of discovering the material defect. uDecor, Inc. may require digital images, a sample of the material or a combination of material and images to be sent to uDecor, Inc. for evaluation. Upon review of materials and installation methods, uDecor, Inc. will determine if replacement, repair or refund is appropriate. uDecor, Inc. is not liable for the cost of labor, transportation, or any other expenses incurred in conjunction with the purchase, use and installation of the material.
This limited warranty does not cover damage from the result of mishandling in transportation, acts of God, customer modifications, vandalism, misuse, abuse, improper maintenance, unreasonable care, or other causes that did not arise from manufacturer defects in workmanship and/or materials. No person or entity is authorized to change, modify, or amend the terms of this limited warranty in any manner.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. This warranty applies to our polyurethane based materials only.
Contact: uDecor, Inc. • 8302 Espresso Drive, Suite 130 • Bakersfield, CA. 93312 • 877-550-0600 • www.uDecor.com
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