bisbee historic architecture

Architectural ornaments, like these rosettes on the facade of a historic building in Bisbee, do not always get a detailed coat of paint like the one on the left.

And the same holds true for the appliques you install on your door and window surrounds, or any other place you want to add ornament to.

This example should give you some idea which direction you want to go on your own moldings — to paint or not to paint!