How to cut foam at home
- If the foam is thin enough, simply use scissors. 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.
How to glue foam &/or wadding together
- Place a work surface in a well ventilated area.
- Protect the area surrounding your work surface with a drop sheet, newspapers or plastic sheet.
- Shake a can of Ados Spray Adhesive well.
- Carefully spray both sides of the surfaces to be glued. Ddo not overspray.
- Wait for the surfaces to dry a little (15-30 seconds) for it to become tacky.
- Carefully press both sides together.
- Leave for 15 - 20 minutes for it to form a strong bond.
Attaching foam and wadding
- Contact adhesive, such as Ados Spray Adhesive. Glue each side together and press.
- Staple foam or wadding to your wooden frame with a staple gun.
- Staple wadding to itself, such as for wrapping cushions, with a paper stapler.
- Use a curved needle and strong thread to hand stitch wadding together.
- Use a sewing machine to sew wadding or thin foam sheets to fabric.
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