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, contract or warp over time with changes in 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.
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.
25 Year Limited Warranty
You're making a beautiful upgrade to your home and we're here to help protect that investment. We guarantee that your polyurethane millwork will be free from manufacturing defects for twenty-five years from the original date of purchase.
Warranty Conditions and Limitations
This warranty covers material defects in our polyurethane products when used in standard applications where temperatures do not exceed 150°F. It does not cover labor, consequential or incidental damages. This warranty is not transferable and applies to the original purchaser only.
We're Ready to Help
Unlike a car, there is very little that can go wrong with a polyurethane product since polyurethane doesn't absorb moisture and won't be affected by insects. However, in the rare event that you do encounter a defect with your product, we're here and ready to help. Just give us a call and we'll work with you to identify the problem and, in case of defect, supply you with replacements.
Most uDecor moldings are made from architectural polyurethane, which makes them waterproof and very long-lasting. Order 1 foot samples of your favorite crown molding, casing, or baseboard to make sure you love it!
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