Gatorfoam : Heavy Duty Foam Board : 5mm : 27.5x35cm (Apx.11x14in)

SKU: PG52735
(23 reviews)

Price:

$9.60

Info

Gatorfoam Board is a lightweight and waterproof board made from an extruded polystyrene core bonded between two layers of resin-impregnated wood-fibre veneer. It makes a great support for dry and wet media and can also be used as a drawing board or a backing board during framing. It is stronger than standard foamboard but is a similar weight and can be cut to size at home using a standard snap or Stanley knife.

Many watercolorists also use Gatorfoam Boards to stretch watercolor paper. Use either gummed paper tape or staples to attach the paper. For more information about Gatorfoam Board, see the article about Gatorfoam on the Jackson's Blog. This article contains instructions on how to prepare the surface for various media, demonstrating

  • how to use Gatorfoam to stretch watercolor paper;
  • how to use adhesives to glue canvas to Gatorfoam to produce a rigid board with the surface of your choice;
  • how to glue pastel paper to the surface of the Gatorboard to produce a rigid surface with enough tooth for soft pastels;
  • how to prime the surface using watercolor grounds;
  • how to prime the surface with acrylic gesso for oil or acrylic painting.

Gatorfoam comes in two thicknesses (5mm and 10mm) and a range of sizes. This is a 5mm board which measures 27.5 x 35cm.

Spec

Product CodePG52735
To Use WithGeneral
QualityExcellent
Barcode5052418676174
Country of ManufactureUnited States
Quantity : PackSingle
VeganVegan
Metric Size (CM)27 x 35 cm
Surface : TypeBoard / Panel
Surface : SurfaceSoft
Surface : Depth5 mm
PrimingUnprimed
Canvas / Surface : SubstrateFoam Board
Weight (kg)0.110000

Reviews

(23 reviews)

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Good quality and light to carry

Feefo
 

Review

I was very happy with the board for stretching my watercolour paper

Feefo
 

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Great for stretching paper and as a lightweight board.

Feefo
 

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This is amazing stuff. Strong but incredibly light. I use different sizes of these boards for both drawing and watercolour painting. Not being a fan of stretching, I secure heavy 250 -300lb paper onto them with large clips which works perfectly at keeping it flat. It is a good idea to run some tape round the edges of the board if you are usuing it en plein air to prevent it catching on your clothes and chipping. The only downside, as far as I am concerned, is that it doesn't come in a larger size as I would love it in A1 to use with larger work.

Pamela
 

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Excellent. V Good. Good Service.

Feefo
 

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Sturdy but very light, ideal for use on an easel

Feefo
 

Review

Good quality Gator foamboard for watercolour paper stretching

Feefo
 

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Excellent quality board, will be using to mount canvas paper.

Feefo
 

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High quality board, a step up from the usual in terms of strength, worth the additional cost.

Feefo
 

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Really useful board and light as a feather

Feefo
 

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I'm happy with it so far. It is light, water resistant, good for smaller watercolours up to A3 format

Feefo
 

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The board is light and good value.

Feefo
 

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Good price. Carefully packed.

Feefo
 

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This stuff is great for stretching watercolour paper on. Gummed paper tape comes off easily. The 5 mm thick board is stiff enough to stretch quarter imperial (140lb) on without any sign of bowing etc.

Feefo
 

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"Comparable" boards are on sale at lower prices, but when you compare them in use, Gator Boards are stronger, less easily dented, and the surface layer is such thicker so you can peel gummed tape off (after wetting it). So in fact they're the more economical buy. I enjoy using them.

Feefo
 

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Excellent quality just what I wanted.

Feefo
 

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excellent, strong but light weight

Rakesh
 

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Excellent product but corners of fragile board slightly damaged in transit

Feefo
 

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Excellent board - thank you for making it available in the UK.

Feefo
 

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Very sturdy and light so would make a great drawing board instead of a wooden one.

Feefo
 

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so light and practical!

Feefo
 

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Was amazed how lightweight but sturdy this Gatorfoam Board is, it's perfect as a drawing board support, stretching watercolour paper and as a painting board propped on a table, very impressed.

Feefo
 

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It was OK but I think the 10mm would be better, but it was out of stock, unfortunately.

Feefo
 

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