STAINING, FINISHING & INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR:
‘FLEXITIONS STAINABLE FLEXIBLE TRANSITION MOLDINGS’
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STEP 1: Using 150 grit sandpaper, lightly sand the surface of the molding to open material for best stain absorption results.
STEP 2: Using a stain wiping cloth or rag, apply water or solvent based wood wiping stain in the desired color to the flexible molding. Make sure to stir stain thoroughly to ensure even mixture. Test stain on the back of the flexible molding or scrap piece to confirm your stain is compatible and the color is satisfactory. Apply stain to flexible molding in one even pass. Some stains may require multiple coats. Be aware that every stain is different.
STEP 3: After stain has been applied, wipe any excess stain off with your stain wiping cloth or rag to a smooth finish or desired look. If you feel your stain is too light, simply apply another coat until satisfied.
STEP 4: Let stain dry for a minimum of 24 hours, longer if necessary. Each stain dry time is different per brand and or manufacturer.
STEP 5: Install flexible molding. Physically ‘flex’ molding into desired position in order for it to accommodate your curvature. Install flexible molding by using a premium urethane construction adhesive. Apply physical pressure to flexible molding to ensure complete contact with adhesive. If you’re certain the stain is 100% dry on the flexible molding, you may carefully apply blue painters tape to the molding and floor to assist in securing the molding in place until the adhesive is completely dry and set up. Do not apply tape if stain is still wet or tacky.
STEP 6: After the molding is glued down and stain is 100% dry, apply a polyurethane clear coat to the molding. Clear coat can be brushed on or sprayed. Let clear coat dry for a minimum of 24 hours before allowing foot traffic on the molding.
Please note: Flexitions is a temperature sensitive product. It may become stiff and rigid in a cold climate. If this occurs, simply place molding in direct sunlight or warm with a common household hair dryer to regain flexibility.
Please note: Do not use Oil Base products or any other Oil stains or Top Coats of any kind on Flexitions. Do not use Gel Stains on Flexitions. Recommended stains – Water Base Stains, Solvent Base Stains or Lacquer Base Stains.
Please note: If your unhappy with your staining results and or used the wrong stain, Acetone may be utilized to remove the stain you’ve applied. Simply apply Acetone to a cloth or rag and proceed to wipe the stain off.