DIY Crown Molding – One of the smartest ways to add tasteful decor and depth to the room. Crown molding is a subtle alternative to many over-the-top ornaments that are fill by some people. For years, printing was almost exclusively made of wood. Which produce a process that requires very detail calculations, expensive equipment, and woodworking skills. Foam, on the other hand, represents a newer, simpler, and more cost-effective alternative. That can give you the same appearance as wood without all the work.
Mild and flexible molded foam molds need a little more than adhesive to install. And are easily cut by hand using a sharp carving knife. Getting sponge material like foam to make it look like a denser product is what makes people sometimes question its ability to actually replace wood as a printed material. In fact, the foam painting process provides the ability to make foam look like any other medium. In this post, I will give you an idea of how easy it is to paint polyurethane foam and end up with a beautiful new space.
There are two methods for painting foam, and it’s up to you to decide the best: spray painting or brush painting. Spray painting requires less work, less material, and is faster, but does not give you maximum detailing capabilities. Brush painting allows you to replicate the design or appearance of other print media but is slightly more labor intensive than painting spray.
Spray Painting Foam Crown Molding
After measuring and cutting part of your foam mold, prepare a workspace in a well-ventilated area where accidental spraying will not be a problem. Placing a large cloth or tarpaulin in a garage, basement, or even on the ground outside on a quiet day works well.
When your area is ready and your prints are space on the tarpaulin. Apply thinly, even the coat, being careful not to exaggerate the foam. As an absorbent sponge rubber, the printing will dry out longer if you do it. After painting all the pieces according to your specifications and allowing sufficient time to dry, your crown prints will be ready to be installed.
Brush Crown Foam Molding Painting
For people who have intricate or mind-adjusted paint jobs, or who prefer to have a solid, smooth surface to their prints, brush painting is the right choice. Unlike spray paint, brush painting requires foam to be coate with the drywall joint compound as a sealant before painting to create a smooth surface. The first installation gives you the advantage of foam compressibility to make clean angles and stitches before you harden the material with sealants and paint.