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Gatorfoam is a lightweight, rigid display board with a polystyrene core and white surface. The core is very dense and firm and the surface is a wood fiber veneer laminate impregnated with resin for water resistance.
Gatorfoam cuts cleanly with a knife, saw, or router. Choose Gatorfoam for your most durable displays, signage, and mounting surface.
Sheets measure 32" × 40" (81 cm × 102 cm).
Handling Charge — When ordering sheets of paper or board larger than 18” x 24” in quantities of less than 10, a $3.00 per order handling fee applies. Paper or boards may be assorted to reach the quantity of 10.
®Gatorfoam is a registered trademark.
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By j art teacher
from Ann Arbor, MI
Comments about Gatorfoam Board:
This gatorboard is fantastic in that it is very strong and an excellent material for building when strength is important. It is not too difficult to cut with a heavy xacto knife. It is however, quite expensive if you need large pieces and large quantities. Therefore, I have to find a different material for my large scale set-design project.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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great for pastel painting and versatile
By Banjo's Mom
Good for pastel painting in two ways:1. 1/2 inch as a sturdy lightweight back board.2. My favorite. Using the 3/8 board primed with art spectrum pastel primer for homemade surface. Awesome.
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Nightshift pastel on black primed gatorfoam
Tags: Made with Product, Using Product
A Must Have
I needed this product for my college painting class. It's light weight and very sturdy, does not bend at all. This is a must have for painting with watercolors as it further helps the weighted paper from warping when taped securely to the board.
from Borrego Springs CA
I prop Gatorfoam board up on my easel; it serves as a sturdy backboard for my watercolor paper; sometimes I staple the paper to the Gatorboard, sometimes not. For me, it works great. DIck Blick...I can't write a 'review.' Please be assured that I wouldn't continue to order from Blick thru the years if I did not like the products. I have used your products for about 20-25 years; that gives you a clue. Best from Patricia (Passwprd? don't ask I am not into that stuff)
Much less expensive but not at all cheap
from San Bruno, CA
Affordable half inch foamboard is really hard to find, so I tried Gatorboard when I saw it on this site. I was pleasantly surprised. It's very rigid, yet cuts easily. It is also available in convenient smaller sizes so I didn't have to get a large board when I really only needed a smaller piece.
Excellent service. Excellent product.
from Provo, Utah
I am very impressed with the quality and excellent customer service that I received.
from Jefferson City, MO
Yes, I still stretch watercolor paper, even 300lb. Gator board is perfect for it. Dick Blick's price was almost half of what my local frame shop would order it for. I do like to support local small business, but at this price savings, I ordered it myself!
Lightweight, perfect size
from Washington, DC
This gator board is priced very nicely! It ships quickly and comes in a wonderful, safe package.
Great for watercolors
from Raleigh, NC
I am new at watercolor and have heard that gatorboard is a great alternative to stretching paper. Although the board does curl a bit, overall, the surface is sturdy.
I love to be able to move around with my water color work the Gator board is perfect! Light Weight and water resistant very easy to use
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