Spray foam is wonderful for comfort and energy efficiency. However, there may be times when it’s left exposed and some just aren’t happy with its looks. For the cosmetically minded among you, the yellow-beige color is just begging for a facelift. For some people putting up drywall is going to handle that issue. In some places like a pole barn you might just leave it exposed. If you don’t love the look of spray foam like we do, you’re probably wondering can you paint over spray foam insulation?
Absolutely. We’ve done it here in our office and it’s a simple process. It’s a good idea to wait about 24 hours after installation just so that any dust that was kicked up by that process have a chance to settle. We recommend spraying the paint on just because the foam is not even and trying to use a brush or roller will take a lot longer. However, if you do choose to use a roller be gentle, especially with open cell foam as it’s softer than closed cell. But both open and closed cell spray foam can handle the paint.