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  • Colouring or painting foamex, advice please?

  • Aaron patterson

    March 1, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Hello folks,

    How do you all go about colouring foamex?

    I’ve never had to do it what products have you used or know works?


  • Robert Lambie

    March 1, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    The only thing I would suggest is INK…
    all you require is a very small amount of ink and thinner. stir it well and roller it on with a short hair, 4inch wide paint roller. the ink dries in a couple of minutes. less if you mix and apply it properly.

    you will get the roller from B&Q or similar stores.
    for the ink, contact Apollo Ink. they are a very helpful company and can advise you on exactly what product of theirs is best.


  • David Wilde

    March 3, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Rob is correct about using ink. We screen print ours when needed (rarely). But definitely take advice on which inks work best.

    Some will be completely unsuitable

  • John Lacey

    March 4, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Surely the easiest way to colour foamex is to flood coat it with vinyl? :smiles: :smiles:

  • Simon Worrall

    March 4, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    WE spray paint foamex, using ordinary vehicle spray paint cans.
    A routed sign we spray painted over 12 years ago is still happily fending off the new zealand sunshine and wind and shows no sign of deteriorating.
    We have also successfully used resene lumbersider water based paint to paint it by hand.
    We have also wrapped 3d letters in vinyl. For this we brush 3m primer round the routed edges cos it doesn’t stick so well as it does to the smooth face

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