The advantages of sculpting with polystyrene

Here at Spur Creative, we’re experts in crafting spectacular sculptures and models for all of your decorative or display needs. We offer a range of services to suit your requirements, but it’s fair to say that we are big fans of using polystyrene in our creative projects. The reason for that? Well…

Polystyrene is something that we all come across on a daily basis – not necessarily in the sculpture form of a display in a shop window or at a specific event, but also in the more basic forms of the packaging in your recent online order, or protection, like in the inside of your bike helmet.

On top of the fact that polystyrene is available and easily accessible in a variety of forms, ranging in expansion and density, it has a series of other benefits that make it the perfect choice for sculpting and bringing your prop design idea to life.

Versatile

As shown by the multitude of uses of polystyrene that we’ve already talked about, it is a very versatile material. Not only is polystyrene available in different forms, it also is malleable and easy to cut, shape, sculpt and coat – it’s a propmaker’s dream!

It is possible for our creative professionals to create replicas without any problem, as well as curved walls and irregular shapes, giving you limitless options for your project ideas and designs.

Fast turnaround

By coming to a professional and dedicated team like us here at Spur Creative, you’re not only guaranteeing the highest quality results, but also a fast turnaround. Thanks to our expertise, your polystyrene-based props and retail displays can be created in very little time.

But that certainly doesn’t mean we’re skimping on the finer details – we know just how important detail and lifelike details are, and that’s why we make sure all of our projects have the wow-factor that everyone is looking for.

Scale

The beauty of using polystyrene for sculptures, models, and other props is that there is no limit to its size. However big or small your design is, it’s possible with polystyrene. From a handheld sculpture to a grand retail display or giant prop, polystyrene has the ability to produce quality props at any scale. Have a look at some of our recent projects and see for yourself!

Cost-effective

Polystyrene is a relatively inexpensive material, which is one reason why it’s so widely used. When it comes to using other materials, the amount or time-scale may render a bill that you cannot work with, which is where polystyrene comes in as the money-saving alternative.

Plus, not only is polystyrene cheap to buy, it’s also durable and performs well for decorative purposes – particularly when it’s teamed with the right coating and finish. This means you’re really getting the most for your money.

Lightweight

As we mentioned already, polystyrene is very versatile; not only in how we can work with it, but also how it can be used. Part of this is down to the fact that it is so lightweight. Being a lightweight material means that it is suitable to manipulate and move around however you want it – for example, if you want your shop window to have a floating polystyrene object, you can!

Being lightweight means that it’s easy to transport and manoeuvre too. This makes the job easier for that van driver who is taking it from event to event, as well as for the shop assistant that has to experiment with its set-up in the shop window. Most of the time, one or two people can move even the biggest of sculptures quite easily.

Recyclable

On top of being beneficial to you and your budget, working with polystyrene is beneficial to the environment too! As a recyclable product, any waste involved whilst crafting up your spectacular project can be recycled. Leftovers can be reformed into reusable polystyrene, either for new creative designs or one of the material’s many other uses…

If you’d like to hear more about polystyrene carving here at Spur Creative, head over to our services page where you can find out more, or get in touch! We’d love to hear from you.

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