Foam treatment

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by dcfxq, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. dcfxq

    dcfxq Member

    Just wondering if any one has tried using FoamPrep as a "sealing coat" on their layout. This is a glue-like product that is sold at all the shows in the mid-Atlantic region along with a hot wire form shaping tool.

    What do you use on foam surfaces as a finish coat? :confused:
  2. petey

    petey Member

    I use ordinary, appropriately colored, latex wall paint.
  3. railwaybob

    railwaybob Member

    I use about 3 coats of latex paint - underbrush brown to seal the styrofoam. I've seen some people seal it with a couple of coats of diluted white glue, but I think it makes it too hard.

    I use styrofoam for the base. To extend the carved styrofoam into the styrofoam base so as to provide a smooth transition, I apply spachling compound and then "wet sand" it when dry.

    Instead of a hot-wire, I use a butcher's carving knife (actually a de-boning knife) to care the styrofoam.
  4. siderod

    siderod Member

    i use foam then cover it with WS plaster cloth. After that, paint if brown with a laytex paint.

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