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Category: Producing Theater
Forum Name: Set Design and Construction
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Printed Date: 5/18/24 at 10:16am
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Topic: Styrofoam Board
Posted By: ncstorrs
Subject: Styrofoam Board
Date Posted: 6/15/15 at 5:45pm
Hi - We're doing large castle, and plan to construct the castle towers, walls of 2x4 and 2x6 framing, with styrofoam carved to look like stone.

We have a fire inspector who is EXTREMELY stringent with use of various materials. Any suggestions of what we can/should do in order to use the material of choice - and still remain compliant.

Anyone have similar experience? Suggestions for how to make fire inspector happy if we do this?

Producer for Community Theater
(Moonlighting in Management)

Posted By: bmiller025
Date Posted: 7/03/15 at 4:26pm
There are coating materials available out there that can fireproof styrofoam. It is a thick paint that separates the foam from the flames sufficiently to make the barrier "fireproof." Once it is coated, you can paint the surface as normal. I have only seen it used once on a show I lit, so I didn't have anything to do with its application, but it passed muster.

There is a product made by Rosco called FlexCoat that is intended for this purpose.


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