I was able to pick up 3 different colors, chocolate brown (satan) for the fascia, tan (flat) for the pink foam and light blue (flat) for backdrops, all for $9 each. Now , that said I get my products at Hobby Lobby cause it's closest and the products they sell can be used on model railroads. Go to Home Depot (any bix box store) and check the paint department for discards or returns. For me personally, one of my least favorite things to do is base coat or paint multiple large surfaces by hand. Hi : Being new doesn't mean I can't be helpful . I have used paint that is for plastics (rattle can from hardware store) and it didn't melt the foam, but I only used it to get my outline. Painting XPS rigid foam board (Kingspan GreenGuard) [there doesn’t appear to be a way to post j text in this forum but basically I j want to know how I can paint XPS] Close. The gesso acts as the primer. Typical waterborne paints are acrylic or vinyl lattices used for painting building interiors and exteriors or water-soluble industrial paints. Basically I got 3 for the price of 1, all premium paint. Hi all, I've watched a few of BMC's videos on creating terrain with XPS foam. The sanding of the foam insulation is only essential when doing craft work or decors. I put on a house addition with XPS on the exterior. The foam needs to be sealed so it can withstand a … Watched your shaping video, and I have a couple of comments. There are multiple types of foam, but they all have a similar weakness with a similar solution. I won't be able to side it until next year, leaving the foam exposed to sun and elements. Posted by 3 days ago. You can paint polystyrene foam or expanded polystyrene beads using a waterborne paint to protect it from solvent attack by subsequent coats of paint. 1. I need to know of an easy way to seal polystyrene, or insulation foam. When foam insulation is installed on walls, sanding is not necessary. Hoping to hear from those with experience carving XPS foam forms/dioramas intended to withstand the elements, or even better, forms/dioramas specifically designed to support a working water feature. OC Help. XPS can be a very useful material - it shouldnt be given such dismissal so easily as the forum members here like to do. Is it advisable to coat it with a latex paint or housewrap? I have painted over finished boards using the same plastics paint many times. Step 2 - Choose Supplies and Prep. I know urethane resin works, but I don't have any on hand. This is my first project using these materials so I have a lot to learn. I haven't tried glassing over painted XPS or EPS foam. Then the paint roller should be coated evenly with the paint. Spray coating / painting XPS foam. I have heard that acrylic paint can seal it, but I just wanna double check. Put your gesso or latex paint into a paint tray. 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