Foam Boards & Mount Boards
Many art and craft projects, from schoolwork to professional displays, are built around the use of a foam board or mount board. Whether it's your own DIY project or finishing a piece at an art exhibition, they serve as a platform for experimentation, and the final stage to display your creativity.
Black Core Foam Board
Foam Sheet Pack 10
Jasart Self Adhesive Foamboard
White Core Foamboard
White Core Mat Boards 32" x 40"
White Core Mat Boards A1
FAQs about Foam Boards & Mount Boards
What is a foam board?
Usually a sheet made with a foam layer enclosed by two paper surfaces, they provide just the right amount of structure without being too stiff, making a canvas that's ready to be cut, bent, and shaped into creations.
What is a mount board?
A mount board provides a clean and complementary backdrop to enhance the finished product of your artwork. Typically made from materials like heavy paper, cardboard, or foam board, they can showcase the details in your art, allowing precise control over design elements.
Why use a mount board or foam board?
From mounting photographs to building intricate models, they’re a go-to for a variety of crafts and professional needs.
A foam board is easy to handle, whether in a classroom setting or professional exhibition.
A wide range of sizes, thicknesses, and materials, means they can be tailored to your specific artistic requirements.
Their smooth surface provides a perfect canvas for showcasing artwork's details, adding a polished touch.
What are essential supplies when displaying your project?
Can I spray paint a foam board?
Yes, you can, but be careful. Some of the solvents in spray paint may harm the inside polystyrene in a foam board, and therefore, should only be used on the paper surface. They’re generally more susceptible to moisture, and spray paint has less moisture than many other paints. It also dries faster than oil paints applied with a brush.
How to cut foam board.
Take a sharp utility knife or a pair of strong scissors and gently score the line where you want to cut. Apply steady pressure along the scored line, and guide the blade carefully through the material. Whether you're making a straight or curved cut, take your time to ensure a clean and precise finish.
How much weight can they take?
You’d be surprised! They can be pretty strong and hold up quite a bit of weight if distributed evenly. Of course, it depends on the type of mount board at use, the size of it and sometimes brand. However, they can generally take on all your business presentations, school projects and craft needs.