Anne LaCourt

Scenic Uses for Double-Stick Foam Tape


Having become used to working with a variety of standard mastics and adhesives, theatre technicians are prone to overlook double-stick foam tape as a useful construction material. Such tape can create a quick, tight seal between surfaces and can be used almost anywhere that more traditional bonding materials may be difficult or impossible to use.


Double-stick foam tape can eliminate many of the squeaks in wood-framed, plywood-covered platforms. Before attaching the plywood, simply apply double-stick tape to the top edges of the frame so that it acts as a gasket, preventing the cover from moving against the frame. In building steel-framed, Plexiglas®-covered platforms, use ...

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