Whether you’re painting a landscape, a dresser, or your basement, you need the right tools to get the end result you want. The right paints, the right brushes, the right surfaces, and so on. Most of the time, traditional materials are all we need to get the job done. Sometimes, though, you need to think outside the box to get the results you want, and one of the more creativity-inspiring materials for painting is foam. Here are three ways foam is a fantastic product to be used in any kind of painting, and when to paint with foam.
When to Paint with Foam
Tight Spaces: When painting rooms, tight corners and hard to reach places often end up being frustrating for people, and sometimes are left unpainted for the sake of sanity. But with open-cell foam, you can trim a piece of foam into any size you need to reach an area, and just paint with foam instead of a brush. Where longer brushes might be an issue, tiny, fingertip-sized pieces of foam can apply paint and give you coverage. Being compressible, it can get into hard to reach spots too.
Wall Stamps: With the many different pre-cut shapes and designs craft stores stock in open-cell foam, you can use foam to decorate a space with innumerable designs. Children’s bedrooms are popular places for foam stamp painting, as they often carry themes. Whether it’s the stars and moon, undersea creatures, or sports, foam cutouts exist that can be dipped in paint and give you simple and fun designs.
Printing: For small-scale, precise stamping, closed-cell foam can simulate rubber stamps. Easy to carve, you can design stamps that are great for greeting cards, arts and crafts, or any other type of activity! Thin sheets can be cut with scissors as well, helping children get in on the fun as well.
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