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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 W. Artist
Comments about Gatorfoam Board:
With a few layers of mat medium in order to waterproof the surface, these boards are perfect for stretching watercolor paper. They don't warp, even when stretching large sheets. 25"x40" sheets can be stretched with no problem.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Best price for Gatorboard!
I needed this fast for a workshop and for a few more dollars it came extra fast. Because the price was so good for the boards I didn't mind. Best price I've ever seen for gatorboard.
Sturdy and Light
from Rock Island, IL
I use gator foam board to stretch my watercolor paper and paint on. I love how light and sturdy it is with no buckling or warping when using lots of water.
Gator foam board
from Radcliff, KY
I am very happy with the way this Gator foam BPboard worked out for my watercolor technique. After I inked in the penciI lines with mt Rapidograph pen and let it dry, I soaked the Arches 140# cold-pressed watercolor paper, then stapled it thoroughly all around the edges. I painted it in with Winsor Newton (pan] watercolors and let it dry thoroughly.The wc paper dried perfectly flat and the staples were so easy to remove!I a very pleased with this product and plan to buy more.
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Still flat after it dried!
By Blick Art fan
I have purchased this Gatorfoam Board from Blick Art before and have been real satisfied. I needed 2 more boards because I have multiple paintings started at one time. This is a true gator board and does not warp like foam boards do. When you buy this make sure it says gator board or gator foam board. Blick always says in the description. And it was on sale when I bought it; so it was a great deal!!
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This is a must-have for my studio
By Ana in Wyoming
I am a watercolorist, and I use the 1/2-inch board to staple my paper and keep it from warping when it's drying. The Gator board is lightweight and easily portable. I have several board so I can work on several projects at the same time. I used to staple my paper on plywood or whatever I could get a hold of, but that meant I needed to cut my painting off the board and then get pliers out to pull the staples out. Removal of finished or abandoned paintings is so much easier with the gator board. I highly recommend it for any watercolor artist.
Gator Foam Board
from San Jose, CA
I use the board to stretch full sheets of watercolor paper. The board is light weight, holds the staples well and overall does the job perfectly. Dick Blick's price is the best I've been able to find for this product. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is the overall size. It is a tad tight for stretching a 22 x 30 sheet. Just another half inch horizontally and vertically would make all the difference. Larger boards are available, but the price can be prohibitive.
from Winter Springs, FL
Used gatorfoam board before and this is sturdy and great quality. The shipping and packaging was exceptional with absolutely no scratches or damage to the corners. Completely satisfied and will order again.
lightweight & amazing
from Elizabeth City N.C.
Using this for a support when I stretch watercolor paper. Used to use an old drawing board, which worked well but is rather heavy. This is so light I can pick it up & turn it easily if I need to paint from a different angle. May buy several more so I can stretch a batch of paper all at once. Their light weight would make them easily to store & stack after drying.Only issue I've come across is that it fell off the drawing table one time & one corner crumpled a bit - guess it hit the floor at a bad angle. but the size is such that the accident didn't really impact functionality much. I'm thinking of applying duct tape to the edges as a safeguard against future nosedives. Also want to say that any watercolor paint that finds its way off the edge of the paper & onto the gatorfoam wipes off easily, unlike the drawing board where it remains forever & is a bit of a distraction.
from Portland, OR
I'm new to watercolor painting and this Gatorfoam Board has made my painting and stretching my watercolor paper much easier. I wasn't able to find the size I needed in the store, but I found it here online. Thanks!
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