WHAT IS IT MADE OF?
Flexible molding is a polyester resin based product.
The material fells similar to the side wall of a car tire.
All molding are made to a specified curve or radius.
No primer coats are needed
Most standard paints are compatible.
Thin, watery or mainly solvent base stains will not work well. If you must stain the
molding, be sure to use a heavily pigmented oil base stain, gel stain or artist oil.
You can also mix tints or stains into a clear glazing liquid available at most paint stores.
Wipe or brush stain to desired color and apply a clear top coat finish.
IS FLEXIBLE CROWN MOLDING TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE?
Flexible moldings are a polyester resin based product and are less flexible
when stored at low temperatures. Improper flexing of the material
below 56 degrees F may cause breakage.
Before installing allow molding to reach room temperature
somewhere between 60-80 degrees F. for 24 hours.
MOUNTING MOLDING TO THE WALL
Can flexible moldings be nailed and glued like regular wood moldings?
Yes pneumatic pin nailers work well and even better when nails end are ground
blunt and not pointed. Nails should be kept 6" apart and 3/8" for any edge.
Pre-drilling is not necessary when using #6 or smaller finish nails.
Some installers use only glue adhesives and no nails at all.
Creative Crown adhesives do the job well when no nails are used.
Flexible moldings be cut, shaped or sanded like wood moldings.
Yes, flexible moldings can be cut, shaped or sanded using
standard wood working equipment.
Flexible molding gives the appearance of real wood.
It is moisture and insect proof. It can withstand extreme heat and cold
temperatures without warping, cracking or deteriorating.