The Ultimate Guide to Sealing Foam Props and Costumes

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One of the foamsmithing questions we get the most is “what’s the best way to seal my foam props and armor?” The truth is that there’s no one best way. We do have some favorites, but they’re unique to what we have available to us and our skill/tool set. In this video we go over all of the basic methods, and some more advanced ones, so that you have a good starting point for your own experimentation.

  Cost Drying/Curing Times Ease of Use Flexability Ease of Painting Sanding
Angelus Acrylic Paints 4oz Bottle – $4 – $8 Short Easy Good Easy Decent
Krylon Fusion Spray Paint 12oz Can – $8 – $12 Short Easy Bad Easy Good
Mod Podge 16oz Bottle – $8 Short Easy Fair Easy Decent
Flexbond 16oz Bottle – $22 + Shipping Moderate Easy Good Easy Decent
Wood Glue 16oz Bottle – $7 Short Easy Bad Easy Good
Latex Rubber
Poly Latex 60
32oz Bottle – $40 + Shipping Short Moderate Great Challenging Bad
Neoprene Rubber
Creature Cast
128oz Jug – $56 + Shipping Short Moderate Good Easy Good
Flexi/PlastiDip 11oz Can – $10 Short Easy Fair Easy Bad
Epsilon Pro 16oz Kit – $22 Long Challenging Good Easy Good
XTC 3D 24oz Kit – $25 Moderate Challenging Fair Easy Good
Smooth Cast 300 32oz Kit – $26 Short Challenging Bad Easy Good
UreCoat ~10oz Kit – $15 Long Challenging Great Nigh Impossible Bad


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