Styrofoam is an under-utilized art material which can be used for all sorts of great looking wall hangings. It’s easy to paint, lightweight, and inexpensive. In this post, we’ll show you how to make styrofoam pieces that look like wood panels and concrete walls — plus how to affix them to your wall so they stay put!
How to paint styrofoam
- Paint Styrofoam with Acrylic Paint
If you want to paint your styrofoam project, acrylic paint is the way to go. Make sure you get the right kind of paint for the job, though: latex-based paints don’t work well on foam. You can use a brush, roller, or even a paint sprayer if that’s what you have available. If painting by hand isn’t your thing (or if there are lots of tight corners), consider using a sponge instead of a brush. It’ll give nice coverage with just one coat while still filling all those nooks and crannies!
How to affix styrofoam to the wall
There are many ways to affix styrofoam to the wall. For example, you can use a hot glue gun, spray adhesive or even a hammer and nails. You may also choose to use a staple gun with a nail or nail gun.
Commercially available styrofoam pieces
You can find styrofoam in many different shapes and sizes, from large to small. If you’re looking for a specific size and shape, it’s best to go online and search for “styrofoam” or “polystyrene.” Online retailers like Amazon have a wide selection of styrofoam pieces available at reasonable prices.
If you’re looking to decorate with more traditional materials, but want the look of styrofoam, there are companies that will cut your pieces out by hand so they look authentic! The cost varies depending on how many pieces you need cut, but it’s an excellent way to get exactly what you want without spending too much money on custom cuts.
Styrofoam is easy to work with because it cuts easily with hot wire cutters—you just need something small enough for the job such as an Xacto knife (the kind artists use). If using acrylic paint on the surface of your piece(s), make sure they are completely covered before drying so no white shows through when finished painting them!
You’ll want some primer before painting anything else onto these surfaces as well so remember this step before moving onto another color layer if necessary: primers seal any imperfections in order not allowing air bubbles between coats which could lead hurt overall quality control down the line…
Styrofoam is an under-utilized art material which can be used for all sorts of great looking wall hangings.
Thin styrofoam, like the kind you can buy at the craft store, is a great material for making wall hangings. It’s easy to carve and paint, and it’s also easy to glue onto your wall. Styrofoam is strong enough that you don’t have to worry about it falling over; it will stay just where you want it!
Styrofoam is a great art material, but it can be difficult to work with. I hope that this blog post has shown you how easy it is to decorate with styrofoam and encouraged you to make some of your own pieces.