Custom Cut Foam:   We can provide you with a quote for custom cut foam of all grades and sizes. Request a quote  
Please note, special ordered custom foam is NOT cut on site, and is a PICKUP only (in-store) product. Quotes take an average of 2 working days. Foam orders take approx 5-15 working days once payment has been received. 

Hints & Tips

Cutting Foam:
If the foam is thin enough, simply use standard scissors or fabric shears. Long bladed scissors are the best.
A craft knife is a great tool for cutting foam. Place a new blade into your craft knife holder, and extend the blade to its full length.
A sharp kitchen knife, such as a carving knifing or serrated bread knife, will do a great job of cutting through thick foam.
Use an electric knife, such as an electric meat carving knife, or an electric bread knife, for cutting lots of foam, or if you have thick &/or dense foam.
To keep straight when cutting your foam, use a permanent marker and ruler to draw cutting lines, and cut down in layers, a few centimetres deep at a time. 

Glueing foam and wadding:
The easiest glue for foam is a contact spray adhesive, such as Ados. Spray contact adhesive is sprayed onto each surface first. Wait for 15-30 seconds before placing surfaces together. Hold in place until they fully bond. 

Calico plasters and pulls: 
Calico can be glued onto foam with contact adhesive. They are used to provide extra strength to glued joints or for creating rounded edges to foam. Calico strips can also be glued onto foam to use as "pulls" which are then stretched down and stapled onto the frame.   

Attaching foam and wadding
If the foam or wadding is being attached to a wooden frame a staple gun is a quick and easy method.
A tack hammer and tacks can also be used. 
When wrapping polyester wadding around a piece of foam, a paper stapler can be used to secure the wadding edges together, or it can be hand sewn or glued on. 

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ETA if not in store:  We expect to dispatch within the number of working days stated if we do not have stock available in-store. Subject to supplier availability. 

INDENT/ (*)-DAY LEAD TIME: Product is not usually held in stock. Ordered on your behalf from our supply partners. Subject to supplier availability, price check, pre-payment and lead-time.

BACKORDER: Product is a standard stock item but available stock may fluctuate daily. Order as required and proceed as normal through checkout. Your order will be dispatched when new stock arrives. If there will be a delay exceeding 7 working days we will contact you.

OUT OF STOCK: Item cannot be ordered at this time but please enquire or submit a stock notification request. 

WHILE STOCKS LAST:  Product is being discontinued and only available until stocks run out. May also be called "Discontinuing" or "Stocks Low" depending on the item.

OVERSIZED: Product is too large for standard courier delivery. Pickup from our store or arrange your own freight-collect.

IN STORE ONLY: Product is an in-store only item and not available for online sales.

ON LINE ONLY: Product is sold on-line only and not stocked in-store.

SALE ITEMS: May be discontinued without notice, even after purchase, as accurate stock counts might not apply. First in first served. Rain-checks do not apply. Sale items may include discontinued products, shop display items, cosmetic damage, shop soilied, temporary supplier price decrease or special promotion etc.