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Can You Paint Spray Foam Insulation?By admin
Tuesday, 13 August 2019
If you have recently had a layer of spray foam insulation installed, you might already be thinking of the benefits it’s going to serve your home for years to come.
After all, after just 24 hours you will see an improvement in your internal acoustics, and, over time, lots of money saved on your energy bills. But where aesthetics is concerned, can you paint spray foam insulation?
This is a bit of a loaded question. Is it possible? What are the risks, if any? What materials are required? Can you choose any colour to suit your décor? Fear not! We are here to take you through the steps of how to complete the job, and whether it serves any good to you going forward.
So, without further ado, let’s find out – can you paint spray foam insulation?
Can You Paint Spray Foam Insulation?
In short, the answer is yes. Painting over spray foam insulation has the capabilities of improving a room’s appearance. This is especially the case if the spray foam has hardened, but has not yet been covered.
For whatever reason, you may not want or need to cover the insulation layer – but still wish to give it some colour.
Step One – Sanding
The first step involves sanding the foam. This is not always necessary, but it will ensure any slight bumps or abrasions are eliminated before the painting stage.
You must ensure the spray foam has completely dried and fully settled before sanding, otherwise you risk damaging the foam. This process can take at least an hour, although it is best to leave it for 24 hours, so everything can settle and the fumes can leave your home.
During the sanding process, always ensure you wear face protection.
Step Two – Acrylic Painting
Using a stiff paintbrush, the next step involves delicately applying 2-3 coats of acrylic paint. What this does is ensure you can seamlessly apply the decorative paint onto the foam in the next stage. To further assist you, applying a wax material sealant on top will protect the coats of paint.
Most acrylic paints have the ability to maintain their colour for a much longer period of time, which is why acrylic is much more beneficial and recommended. Once you have completed this stage, simply clean your brushes with warm, soapy water.
Step Three – The Fun Part!
Once the acrylic paint has set, you can finally get on with the important part. You’ve spent what seems like an eternity picking a colour, so don’t waste any time in applying it to your newly-insulated space!
Apply 2-3 coats of paint, using a standard paintbrush or an airbrush – depending on your patience levels and level of fanciness, of course! For newly insulated walls, numerous light coats are preferred over one heavy one, as you have to allow the paint to settle and dry.
Whatever the enquiry, just get in touch with us! We’ll be more than happy to assist with your enquiries and give you the professional advice you seek!
Pleasure or Chore?
Now you know the steps to complete the job, does this seem like a doable project? If you have a busy schedule, chances are you won’t have the time it takes to produce a high quality finish.
The thing to consider is, spray foam insulation is usually a hidden material, so leaving it in its natural, hardened state is the best advice we can give.
After all, think of the benefits spray foam insulation from Home Logic will bring, even in its natural form!
Financial savings on your energy bills and a self-efficient temperature control system are just a couple of the benefits of having Home Logic Spray Foam insulation in your home.
Each home will have unique, specific benefits. The common denominator, regardless of the property, is that you will be able to keep your lovely warm air right where it should be!
As mentioned at the beginning, you could also improve your internal acoustics, meaning a relaxing evening after work is just as it should be – with peace and quiet.
Contact Home Logic for More Info
Are you interested in obtaining the answer to can you paint spray foam insulation? Would you like to find out more about Home Logic Spray Foam?
Whatever the enquiry, just get in touch with us! We’ll be more than happy to assist with your enquiries and give you the professional advice you seek.
Simply contact us on 0800 1700 636 and one of the team will be happy to have a chat. Alternatively, you can drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Either way, we’re ready when you are.Related Home Logic Living ArticlesFULL RANGE OF SERVICES:OUR OFFICES:
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