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September 21, 2016 AT 5:00 pm

Guide on How To Seal EVA Foam for Cosplay and Props

EVA foam is a magical product you can use to build props and costumes — especially armor pieces – at more affordable prices. It’s easy to find, and it’s inexpensive. Like most good things, there is a small catch. If you plan to paint the EVA foam, it has to be sealed first. It protects the foam and preps the surface to receive paint. But which sealant to use? The internet will give you plenty of options. The folks at Punished Props have gathered these recommendations and tested them — they even tried not sealing before applying paint. The almost 20-minute video is thorough and informational.

Stop by Punished Props’ website to see a chart showing the price, flexibility, etc. of all items mentioned in the video.


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