When working on a foam project, you may find that the foam sheets won’t stick together. This can be for a variety of reasons, but it often comes down to either the glue or the surface being used. If you are finding that your glue won’t stick and your pieces keep coming apart again, chances are you aren’t using the right kind of glue. Here are some pointers on how to glue foam craft sheets together in order to make sure both surfaces are suitable before applying the adhesive.
Craft foam sheets can be glued together to create a variety of shapes and designs. Glue should be applied to both the foam sheets and allowed to dry completely before assembly. If using a hot glue gun, avoid getting the glue too close to the edge of the foam sheet as it will start to melt.
Check the glue’s label
The first thing to do before gluing any materials together is to check the label on the glue can. Not all glues are suitable for all surfaces, so be sure to check this first. If you want to make sure that you’re using the best glue for your project, you can use our quick and easy glue chart to find out which glue is best suited to your project.
Check your surface
The surface you are using the glue on will be a big factor in the success or failure of your project. If you are using a foamy surface, for example, the glue won’t work as well because it will have nothing to grab onto. There are a number of surfaces that you can use when gluing foam, but they all have their pros and cons. The best way to know which surface is right for you is to start with a clean surface. When working with foam, this means cleaning the surface with a damp sponge. If you are using a hard surface, clean it with a mild solvent or water. If you are using a soft surface like fabric, simply wipe it off with a damp cloth.
Use a bit of masking tape
In order to make sure that you are getting the best possible surface to glue to, you can use a bit of masking tape to cover up the surface. The glue won’t be able to stick to the tape, but it will be able to stick to the surface underneath. This is especially useful if you are gluing a foam surface to a bigger project. You can use the tape to cover up any areas of the project that aren’t supposed to be glued down.
Before you glue any surfaces together, make sure to get them as clean as possible. This will prevent the glue from bonding to any contaminants and will make sure it adheres to the pieces you want it to. If you are having problems with your glue, using the tips outlined above will make sure you are using the best possible glue for the job. With the right tools, you’ll be able to glue the pieces together perfectly and have a strong bond that will last.