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Painting foam board

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Painting foam board
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 11:48 AM
Hi I am starting a small switching layout and using a foam board as the base board with 1/2 plywood under the foam board for support. I would like to know do I need to use a primer on the foam or can I just paint a brown latex directly to the board?
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Posted by DavidH on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 1:20 PM
Latex or acrylic paints will not attack styrofoam. Solvent-containing oil based paints probably will. You should be fine with the latex.
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Posted by raysaron on Friday, May 11, 2001 5:20 AM
We used latex paint on our club layout: two inch thick pink foam board. It worked fine--no primer required.

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