Does epoxy resin melt Styrofoam?
Moreover, can you use resin on Styrofoam?
Polyester resin cannot be used to coat styrofoam because the styrene part of it will eat into the surface. However, polyester resin will work perfectly on polyurethane foam and, with predictable logic, polyurethane resin works perfectly on polystyrene foams such as styrofoam!
Also, does resin melt foam? Any epoxy resin is foam safe on all foams. When you say "fibreglass resin" I assume you mean polyester resin which is very bad when used on polystyrene foam. It melts it. Polyester is the one that smells very strong.
Thereof, can you mix epoxy in Styrofoam?
2-part epoxy is good for gluing things to styrofoam. Epoxy generates heat while curing, so use it in as small amounts as possible. dedStik 10:03 AM Apr 23, 2012. Or let it sit in it's mixing container until some of the heat bleeds off, but before it half cures.
What can you spray on Styrofoam to make it hard?
Hard Coating the Styrofoam
- Spread out your drop cloth in a clean, well-ventilated workspace. Put on a pair of protective gloves.
- Mix the liquid polyurethane together.
- Load your paint brush with the polyurethane.
- Brush between two and four total coats of liquid polyurethane onto the Styrofoam surface.