foam paint sealers

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foam paint sealers

Postby BostonNazgul » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:15 am

I am working on a large terrain project consisting of 90% core foam material. It will involve a lot of smaller, pointy detail work to be added on.

usually I just use foam for board or terrain bases and cover with sand/gravel and then seal the entire thing with a layer of mixed wood glue, textured paint, and water. so that a base spray paint coat wont melt the foam.

for this project I want to try to avoid brushing on a sealing layer.

does anyone know of spray products that can safely be used on foam to give me that sealing layer from spray paint?

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Postby Elthniar » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:47 am

You can by water-based black primer at Menards. I think Rust-Oleum is the brand, and it is called Aqua or something like that. It will not melt foam and once you have a layer down you can spray anything on top of it.
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Postby BrentS » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:49 am

Airbrusing acrlic paints should work? Not sure if that is an option.

There are some cool products at Hot Foam Factory:

They even have a non-dissolving spray on glue.
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Postby CmdrVimes » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:39 am

I've had good luck airbrushing foam. It looks good and goes on thinner than any spray paint. It also lets you layer and shade while you spray.
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