Beginners Guide: How to Glue Foam Cushions with a Spray Adhesive



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If you’re the kind of person who likes to take on creative do-it-yourself projects, then you may enjoy what we’re going to tell you about now. Items like pillows, cushions, foam mattresses and other products designed to enhance your comfort are made of open-cell foam. It’s a very versatile product, and you’ll find it used in many different ways, in particular around a home that is comfortable and cosy. You may have some cushions that you need to replace due to losing their shape and firmness. It’s an easier job than you think, even if your cushions are very unusual shapes.

It’s easy to replace the more complicated cushion shapes such as T -Cushions and L-cushions. However, it’s also simple to glue foam pieces or parts together to create whichever cushion shape you want using spray glue.

Use the right agent to glue foam cushion shapes together

You’ll need to decide which bonding agent you need to use to glue your foam pieces together. The best bonding agent is spray adhesive when it comes to bonding pieces of open-cell foam. You can purchase spray adhesive from us online.

What makes spray adhesive better than other products is that the seal is flexible and won’t be stiff and rigid even when you sit and sleep on it. If you were to use a glue paste, it could create areas that are hard and inflexible. Our spray adhesive is exceptionally high quality and can even be used on other materials such as wood, plastic, rubber, cork, paper and card. You can glue different materials to concrete or plaster – so it works well with acoustic foam also.

How to apply the spray adhesive to glue foam cushions

Once you’ve taken delivery of your spray adhesive, you may need to either cut the foam to match the shape you want or order foam pieces from our foam cut to size page. Now prepare an area where you can work, such as a workbench, and protect it with newspaper or other coverage such as drop cloths to catch any extra adhesive spray. Once you’ve prepared your work area, it’s time to put the two pieces of foam on top of each other. Face the sides that you want to bond together towards you to spray them simultaneously.

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Now spray the faces of foam very liberally but without saturating the foam. It would be best to spray both foam pieces simultaneously as you need them to cure in the same timeframe. Wait for 10 to 15 seconds, and the glue should become tacky. Now position the two sections about half an inch apart so that you can be sure they are in alignment to be put together. When you’re confident that the cushions are in alignment and straight, firmly compress the pieces together for about 15 seconds. Apply pressure evenly to ensure that the cushion bonds evenly. You don’t need to use maximum pressure. Just firm pressure should get the results you need.

When you have bonded your two pieces of cushion foam with the spray adhesive, it’s time to allow the glue to cure and dry. Leave them for at least 15 minutes, or longer if you prefer. Once you’re ready, you can then insert the foam cushions back into their cover. Now lie back and enjoy your creation. The entire job would have taken you less than 45 minutes, and you can certainly take pleasure from the outcome.

Feel free to contact us to discuss any of your requirements.

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