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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 07:08 AM UTC


Rick Cooper takes three AK Interactive products for a trial run and shares his opinions and results with us.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:10 PM UTC
The issue with the large open structure on the foam, could this be cured with a coat of watered down PVA?
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 08:26 AM UTC
Watered down PVA won't really do the trick. I tried it and it just kind of settled into the open cells. A thicker spackle/plaster coat or something similar works but if you apply before your brick or stone work it would simply crack the surface. If you waited until after it might work but all of the low spaces would still have the open cell look. It could be done but I wouldn't want to spend to much time on it with so many better alternatives cheaply and easily available.

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Rick
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 08:38 AM UTC
It sounds like it failed on all fronts then.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 10:32 AM UTC
Well it is better than styrofoam, expanded polystyrene foam, (XPF) in that it doesn't crumble apart and if you are after stucco/plaster walls and are going to cover it anyway it could work. But, generally I agree with you that this stuff is more failure than anything.

Rick