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Built thease deck coolers out of cedar for my daughters for x-mass. Lined the inside and top with foam and sealed joints with foam caulk. I would like to find a product that I could spray or paint on the foam that would not have a reaction and eat the foam. If anyone has any ideas please let me know.





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#1 posted 01-03-2013 05:58 PM

These will look great on the deck! Nice work!
When you said foam did you mean Painting On Styrofoam?

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 01-03-2013 06:29 PM

yes i tried fiberglass and resin but it ate it really bad i was hoping to find something that i could seal it with other than to use foam caulk on the seams

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#3 posted 01-03-2013 06:32 PM

Click on the “Styrofoam” link in my last post here. It will take you to a youtube video about painting Styrofoam.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 01-03-2013 06:34 PM

One more thing. I used Liquid Nails styrofoam before to join two pieces together and it didn’t eat the foam.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 01-03-2013 06:38 PM

i was hoping to find something that would seal it. I used the dense blue styrofoam.

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#6 posted 01-03-2013 06:45 PM

I believe that the blue Styrofoam is a “closed cell” foam. Which means water and air will not permeate through it, so it’s is already sealed. Is this the 3/4” blue type you get at Home Depot or Lowe’s? That foam is “closed cell”.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#7 posted 01-03-2013 06:52 PM

it is the 1” but I thought if I could seal the whole thing it would look better and not leak at the corners. I also put a drain in it with a pvc ball valve.

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#8 posted 01-03-2013 06:56 PM

And I am way pumped my new laguna table saw will be here tomorrow

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#9 posted 01-03-2013 06:57 PM

If you use Liquid Nails to seal all the seams it shouldn’t leak. As far as coating it the link to YouTube for the right paint is all you can do to cover it. Unless you line it with some plastic, maybe some sign board material.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#10 posted 01-03-2013 07:01 PM

gotta go time to go to work, hate 2nd shift.

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#11 posted 01-04-2013 12:23 AM

Very nice! I keep meaning to make some of these. I believe epoxy and silicone are foam safe, but it would be best to test first.

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#12 posted 01-04-2013 01:06 AM

Very nice

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#13 posted 01-04-2013 04:06 AM

I have usually seen these built to fit a cooler.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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