How to seal floral foam?

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Rebo

Well-Known Member
I have a few blocks of floral foam and want to attempt a rough sculpt.
What if anything can I seal it with to allow me to make at least one cast off it.
Also, how would I apply it with out destroying the detail I want to keep?.

Thanks for any assistance.
 

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division 6

Master Member
Gesso.
Used for prepping canvas for paint.
Water based.

Don't know about Florist foam but the HD foam used for signs, models, props etc.. will take primer paint fron a rattle can.

D6
 

RedTwoX

Sr Member
Originally posted by division 6@Dec 30 2005, 01:03 PM
Gesso.
Used for prepping canvas for paint.
Water based.

Don't know about Florist foam but the HD foam used for signs, models, props etc.. will take primer paint fron a rattle can.

D6
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I was going to suggest a 50/50 mix of white glue and water, but gesso is actually a really good idea. Skip the glue and get some gesso.
 

Rebo

Well-Known Member
Is "Gesso" a universal name?. I'm in the Uk and we seem to have different names
for everything.
 

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RedTwoX

Sr Member
Originally posted by Rebo@Dec 30 2005, 03:46 PM
Is "Gesso" a universal name?. I'm in the Uk and we seem to have different names
for everything.
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As far I know gesso is a universal term. There are as many companies that make gesso as there are that make paint, but all of them that I know of call it gesso.

If you can find an art store that sells paint and canvas, then they should have gesso. Good luck, and good hunting.
 

Rebo

Well-Known Member
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Is "Gesso" a universal name?. I'm in the Uk and we seem to have different names
for everything.
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As far I know gesso is a universal term. There are as many companies that make gesso as there are that make paint, but all of them that I know of call it gesso.

If you can find an art store that sells paint and canvas, then they should have gesso. Good luck, and good hunting.
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Cheers for the info.

I just picked up a bottle off ebay cheap enough to experiment with.
 

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