Convex Molding: Molding Tips on Exterior Doors

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At FinishBuild every end is considered a new beginning; therefore we have decided to start for one of the elements that usually allow us to get into a different area, or the opposite, to get out of a particular place. Anyhow, these transitions from a zone to another can be delightful having the knowledge to the direction. But what if you would have to choose, based only in the look of a door. How would that door be?

Whether are made from a combination of materials, wood, stone, metal, glass, paper, leaves or hides, doors can fluctuate among cultures and purposes. According to Enciclopaedia Britannica, doors are consider basically on wood-paneled doors, constructed of stiles or vertical beams and rails horizontal beams, framed together to support panels and occasionally equipped with locks and hinges.

1 4 300x300 Convex Molding: Molding Tips on Exterior DoorsAn example of how culture influences is The Republic of China the wooden door usually consisted of two panels, the lower one solid and the upper one a wooden lattice backed with paper. On the other hand, the typical Western medieval door was of vertical planks backed with horizontals or diagonal bracing. Furthermore, in domestic architecture, interior double doors appeared in Italy in the 15th century where the paneled effect was simplified until, in the 20th century, a single, hollow-core, flush panel door has become most common.


There also are several types of specialized modern doors. The louvered (or blind) door and the screen door have been used primarily in the United States. Another style also display is the Dutch door, which is a door cut in two, just by the middle, permitting the upper half to open while the lower half remains locked.

Other innovations such as, the revolving door and the folding door are great options for small areas where space is vital. The sliding door inspired by the Japanese shoji is another classic and zen example. For outdoors, the canopy door which turns out at the top of the frame and the rolling door that also opens to the top, commonly used on garage.

 Convex molding: The basics

The Classic moldings may be divided into two classes, simple and compound; generally employed for the bases of columns, which are seen below the eye, both concave moldings and convex moldings. The compound moldings are those composed of curves of contrary flexure, where the upper part is concave and the lower convex.

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Convex molding: Color

 Regarding color, molding is a blessing because match with almost any shade of the palette. Usually the come on cream colors, such as beige or white. Other styles resembling wood look can be display on brown or oak. On the other hand you also have the option of painting outdoors in order to contrast you door and molding combination. If you have for example a white door, we suggest you to combine it with a white molding to continue with the harmony of elements. Try to match it with a colorful wall paint cover, in order to add light and a modern look, strong colors can go perfectly as well.

A few more tips on Convex molding

According to TrimGuide regarding installing crown molding here are just a pair of tips to make the decision easier on you:

Molding painting? Never paint crown molding white, over time crown molding might collect dust, and with the addition of another element such as the paint cover might look grimy. Therefore, unless you want to go and clean these commonly high surfaces frequently, we suggest you to choose your colored crown molding.

Matching. If you cannot find the proper color to match your molding with your doors or walls then choose paint but always on different color than the ceiling and the wall.  Remember that these elements are designed for ornamental purposes. Therefore they should make a detectable contrast.  In an ideal world, we have considered that you might want to paint your crown molding the same color as the window, door, and floor trim, in order to avoid a rainbow style.

Last but not least, to maintain the accordance of elements, try to paint the crown molding the same color in the whole house to produce unification of your home.  There are exceptions to this however, if you happen to join one unique porch area that has exposed stained wood beams for instance, you might want the molding to combine with the beams shade.

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At FinishBuild Molding such as M18968 is the most elaborated one. Others like M614 and M734 come with a succession of alternate rounds and hollows, the latter very deeply cut, and a few small fillets. With molding the main goal relays on the desire to draw attention to the ornament view. This seem to be subject to The Greeks and its decorative sense of design which originally were merely painted. Nowadays the carving extended from flat surfaces patterns to convex and combined designs.


 As we have checked, the success of a clean molding porch area would depend on how constant your cleaning and vacuuming method is. Regarding molding dirt and dust will be your elements to take into account. So, in order to preserve relaxing areas such as moldings on doors, FinishBuild consider that attention once in a while, might be enough, remembering that it would be a non that affected area such a laminate kitchen floor. Therefore it should be deep vacuumed once in a while just to remove the dirt on the surface. Vinegar, can be a deep cleaning ingredient mixed with water of course.

Finally, last but never least, you should take care of yourself first. Go and take action, going fashion with gloves. And please do not forget to cover your mouth while this cleaning task. Anyhow, we hope this article might help, enrolled or entertained you in relation to molding on exterior doors. And remember…

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