How to Mount Photos on Foam Board

by Gene Waxman on July 15, 2021

image mounted on foamboard on a wall


What is Foam Board and Where Can You Get it?

Foam board is a lightweight material that can be cut into any shape. It is designed to be used as the backing of an image, artwork or poster.

Foam boards are generally made from polystyrene foam sandwiched between two sheets of paper or cardboard. The foam board is then cut to the desired size and shape, and the edges are sealed by applying heat to seal the paper or cardboard together and create a firm edge to mount on a wall.

Mounting photos of foam board with a 1/8” - 3/16" thickness is generally the most durable and industry-wide solution. You will want to consider self-adhesive foam boards as well as acid-free foam boards depending on your materials and experience.

The foam boards sold on the website are available in all thicknesses, dimensions, colors and mounting types to offer you the largest selection of product options for displaying pictures on foam board.


Select the Right Photo Mounting Method for Your Project

Pictures mounted on foam boards are only limited by the imagination of the person mounting them.

Mounting photos on foam board is a great way to create art or simply display memories. There are many different ways to mount photos on foam board depending on how you want to use them and what type of materials you have access to.

The process of mounting pictures on foam board is relatively simple and can be done in just a few steps. First, you will need an appropriately sized foam board. If you are using a self-adhesive foam board you will need to peel the backing off the mount, position it on the board, and use an X-Acto knife to cut out all of the excess material around the photo.

Otherwise, you will need to find an appropriate mounting adhesive that is picture-friendly (you may want to use an acid-free foam board for this as it is designed not to let images change color from the glue).

After that, take up some tacky glue and put glue around the edges and on top of your foam board photos to make sure it stays in place. Finally, use a credit card or anything else with a hard edge to gently push down around all four sides until all air bubbles are squeezed out from under your foam board picture.


The Benefits of Mounting Photos on Foam Board 

Mounting pictures on foam boards is not just a convenient way to store and display them. It also provides the following benefits:

- You can display photos on foam board to help photographers organize their work and keep it safe from damage.

- It’s easy to have a large number of pictures on a foam board.

- Photos mounted on foam board are much less likely to be damaged by either humidity or temperature changes than those that are simply placed in frames.

In conclusion, there are a number of advantages of mounting photos on foam board, including preservation, cost-effectiveness and space savings. If you have any questions about how to make a photo board with foam board, our team can walk you through the process step-by-step. Contact us online to learn more or call 601-301-3626 today.