I described the backdrop supports in Foam on the Palmer Industrial Park.
Order of operations is always a good debate. I wanted to get the foam painted a reasonable earth color, the backdrop painted sky blue, and the fascia painted dark green. It seemed to me that the best way to do that and have the least potential for getting a color of paint somewhere it shouldn't be was to do things in this order:
- Paint the foam.
- Tape down the paper track plan, to transfer it to the foam and then to use it as a drop cloth to keep backdrop and fascia paint off the foam.
- Put up the backdrop and paint it.
- Put up the fascia and paint it.
- Rip off the now paint splattered, pounce wheel punctured paper plan and stand back to admire it all.
|Foam painted a light tan|
With the foam painted, getting the paper plan back down over the backdrop supports turned out to be fairly easy, with only a bit of fiddling around to get it positioned properly again.
|Track plan back over painted foam|
|Glue spread into thin layer on support|
|Backdrop glued in place|
Once the glue was dry, I trimmed off the remainder of the vinyl roll and applied the first coat of paint.
|First coat of paint|
So, if I was to do the backdrop over, I'd make a continuous strip of plywood down the center, cutting a series of vertical saw kerfs deep into it where the shallow curves are to make the bends. But I'd do the big blob at the end the same way.