Gatorfoam : Heavy Duty Foam Board : 5mm : 60x60cm (Apx.24x24in)

SKU: PG56060




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 10-pack of 5mm boards which measure 60 x 60cm.


Product CodePG56060
To Use WithGeneral
Country of ManufactureUnited States
Quantity : PackSingle
Metric Size (CM)60 x 60 cm
Surface : TypeBoard / Panel
Surface : SurfaceSoft
Surface : Depth5 mm
Canvas / Surface : SubstrateFoam Board
Weight (kg)0.420000

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



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.


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