Using Foam Boards in Every Day Life

Foam boards are often useful to us for multiple purposes in craft projects, artwork, to make signs for retail applications, etc. And this is not where the list ends; there are many other daily uses of this material, which we customize to suit our needs. Foam boards can be cut, glued and written or drawn on depending on what we are using it for. The fact that they resist warping, are inexpensive and easy to cut and mark makes foam boards our best pick for indoor and outdoor uses. 

Although technicians are the ones adept at cutting and using foam boards the finest possible way, we can come up the curve too if we follow their tips and tricks. Here are a few techniques crafters and artists recommend that you use when working with foam boards:

Cutting Foam Boards

It is always recommended that you use a pencil on foam boards. Pen or marker can smear because the ink takes its own time drying off. As the edges of the foam board may fray if the blade is not sharp enough, it is important that you use a sharp knife while cutting. Measuring the size of the piece you want to chop is a best practice that evens out the piece clean. Lay a ruler along the cut marks and cut along the edge of the ruler with the help of a sharp utility knife.

Marking on Foam boards

Quick-drying markers are a good choice for using in foam boards. Pens that use regular ink are not recommended as the ink will smear if it is not dried and comes in contact with another surface. Most foam poster boards have a surface finish, which can make writing with ink difficult. Oils and acrylic paints can also be used for applying on foam boards.

Gluing Foam Boards

Any type of craft glue typically suits all foam boards. As the surface material of foam boards is usually made of paper base, all craft glues work well to bind the board. However, using painter’s tape or a masking tape is ideal while gluing foam boards; they are safe as they can be removed easily, later on, without leaving any marks the board.

All of us go through moments of hurried work and hasty moves in our fast-paced lives, which ends up spoiling our craft work. But if we incorporate the above mentioned best practices, we will save our money spent on the materials as well as our useful foam boards for other uses.

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