Nowadays, when finishing the premises, such convenient, light and inexpensive material as foam plastic is often used. Cornices, various elements, baguettes, picture frames, baseboards, ceiling tile segments, various decorative details, such as large interior letters, are made of it. Since the natural color of the foam is white, it is often necessary to color it. The article tells how to paint the foam itself at home.
Since the natural color of the foam is white, in its usual form it can fit into very limited interiors. Probably only in those that are decorated in an urban modern style. However, since foam is a material that has significant advantages due to its convenience, lightness and practicality, you should not deprive it of other interior design. In most cases, it is necessary that the material is painted - so it can best fit into the design of the room.
In addition, the foam itself is not a very strong material. To make it more resistant to external conditions, including high humidity, it is best to paint it. A layer of paint serves as a protection for fragile tiles, cornice or baguette, will save them from external adverse effects.
Polyfoam - a wonderful material that is widely used for the construction and decoration of buildings. Also elements: letters from foam plastic, tile details, cornices are used in interior decoration. It is an inexpensive and practical material, easy and convenient to process. Often, foam plates are made of ceiling tiles, which, after installation, are capable of pleasing the eye and serve flawlessly for a long time.
The decoration of the foam gives the room a neat and aesthetic look in a short time. Moreover, such a finish is inexpensive, and the work can be done independently: to paint the ceiling plinth of foam plastic, you do not need to invite a hired specialist-finisher.
What characteristics should meet the foam, so that you can safely paint it.
Foam plinths, tile elements, letters, cornice or baguette must be made of a material with a high degree of moisture resistance. Otherwise, the foam will not be able to withstand coloring.
On what painting structure to stop - we will consider this important question.
An excellent solution for the processing of foam parts will be the choice of water-based or acrylic paint. They are odorless, durable, perfectly "behave" in operation, have a large and beautiful palette of shades. Let us consider in more detail their advantages and disadvantages.
Water emulsion paint
It is odorless, which means it can be used indoors even in winter with the windows closed. The painting water-based composition has excellent vapor permeability, which means that the foam plinth or curb will not interfere with the normal moisture exchange in the room. The paint is elementary easy to use and has an inexpensive cost.
If you want to paint decorative small foam knick-knacks, then ordinary art gouache and the same brushes from a clerical store are best for this purpose.
In order to paint the plinth or cornices, it is better to use water-based paint. But for outdoor work with foam better fit acrylic compositions.
Some useful guidelines for applying paint to foam elements.
The first step is to clean the surface from dust, dirt and other debris. This should be done only with a dry cloth, you should not use wet cleaning.
Stir the paint thoroughly, bringing it to a uniform state - in this case there will be no color transitions and stains on the finished product.