Update your Knowledge about Foam Boards

Foam board is a strong, durable, and light weight material that can easily be cut with a sharp craft knife. It can be used for print and photograph mounting and numerous other applications. It comes in different types, including one-sided colored, white and black, PVC, gatorfoam, acid-free, flame resistant, Rynoboard, styrene-faced, presentation foam board.

 Foam board can be formed into diverse shapes and thus can be used for interior design and architectural models as well. It has three layers: the inner one is polystyrene foam and is covered with an outer facing on each side of white clay coated paper, or common brown craft paper.


It is best to use acid-free foamboard for picture framing as they are long-lasting, and do not trickle acid into artworks. You can place cotton rag boards or alpha-cellulose boards as a barrier between the foamboard and the original artwork for high-end conservation framing. These boards are available in different sizes and thicknesses. You can choose any of them according to your requirements. 

There are several other foam-cored materials that have a covering of solid styrene or another firm plastic coating. These can be cut using a panel saw, and they are useful for applications where rigidity is vital. Several boards have aluminum cladding for the mounting of high gloss photographic prints.

There are certain constraints with foamboards, like the fact that clay-coated foam core does not accept certain types of paint and glues because the solvents present in them get dissolved into the foam center, causing feebleness and even breakdown of the structure. Water-based glues can bend the fibers upon drying so be sure not to over saturate the board when applying. Or, another alternative is to use double-sided adhesive sheets to eliminate these drawbacks. Self-adhesivefoamboards can be challenging for mounting flat images. So, before you assemble the image in a picture frame, give some curing time to avoid warping. For temporary mounting applications, use plain foamboard and then apply re-positional spray adhesive to either the back of the image or the face of the board.


Today, the demand for foamboards is escalating. They can be used in making a gamut of things like photo frames, bulletin boards, architectural models, etc. Those who want to decorate their kids’ room without spending an enormous amount of money can use foamboards to create the favorite characters of the little ones to be hung them on their room’s wall. This is certainly the easiest way to enhance the look of one’s house. You can also make photo frames to preserve your sweet memories forever.

Every workplace, school, and college requires a bulletin board. You can use customized foamboard to make it. So, find a good foamboard manufacturer to buy a board of any size. 

All of the boards mentioned above are available at www.foamboardsource.com

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