Since structured hard foam is solvent-resistant, you
can apply any kind of varnish, paint (NOCH Landscaping Paints are ideal) and
even solvent-based adhesive to the surface. Structured hard foam parts can be
moulded as desired and are also very easy to work with. You don’t need a lot of
time, effort or special tools to bring the parts into the desired shape. It is
best to use a fretsaw for sawing. The saw blade glides through the hard foam
easily and swiftly without tearing or splintering the cutting edges.
You can also make precise changes to the contours of
the parts with a small hacksaw, a backsaw or a handsaw. You can cut hard foam
with any sharp blade, e.g. a utility or penknife.
Sandpaper of any grit size is suitable for subsequent
sanding and finishing. Of course, you can also file hard foam – with a coarse
wood rasp or with a fine warding file. If you want to deform a hard foam part,
simply heat it up with a hairdryer or immerse it in hot water. The heated
material can then be bent into the desired shape. The shape does not change
once it has cooled down.