Painting Fome-Cor®, Jet-Mount®, and Foam-X® Recovery
Fome-Cor® products may be painted utilizing many commercially available coatings. It is advisable to pretest before committing to a production run.
These include, water based acrylics, enamels, poster colors, tempera, India ink, and latex-based pigments. Each coating should show adequate performance when applied using the paint manufacturer’s application information.
Lacquers, shellacs, and solvent-based paints should be used only when not allowed to penetrate the liner or contact the foam edge. The solvents in these types of paint systems can cause the polystyrene core of the material to deteriorate.
When coating most of one side of a panel, the backside of the panel should also be coated to maintain more perfect long-term flatness. When using water dispersion coatings on foam centered boards, it is important to cover both sides of the board in order to reduce bowing. When possible, place weights at the edges when allowing the board to dry.
When applying coatings on Fome-Cor® materials it is advisable to pretest before committing to a production run.