Q: What can I use to paint Styrofoam? Won’t spray paint eat through it?

— C.F., Stow

A: The website for Styrofoam brand foam crafts recommends using acrylic craft paint. Solvent-based paint may damage the foam, the site says.

Some spray paints are safe for use on polystyrene foam and are usually marked as such. Your best bet is to read the label.

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