Monday, August 4, 2008

stage set design using EPS foam...

We are totally mobile. Load everything in and out each week.

Working on creating general stage designs to be used

Sort of like this…

But, looking to use Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)

We’ve been investigating (researching) using EPS foam (expanded polystyrene) for stage set designs. We found a company called Universal Foam Products. It requires a minimum $250 order.

Since we are loading and unloading every week, it’s been recommended that we use a minimum of 1 inch thickness, 1 ½ pound (density) foam for our 48” x 96” sheets. She said it would be about
$20.00 a sheet - around 12 sheets for our $250.

About the paint, this is very important - NO OIL BASED PAINT TOUCHING THE FOAM!!! It disintegrates the foam. Water based or latex paint ONLY directly on the foam. If you want to use spray paint you MUST put a coat of latex underneath.

I'm trying to gather a group of people that are interested in set designing and 5S (using all the senses) experiential worship elements. If you are looking for this kind creative exchange of information feel free to contact me.

Question: Have you worked with foam before in set design?

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