When you hear the word “foam”, your first impression might be it might be something cheap and synthetic. In other words: not real ballooning material! But that couldn’t be further from the truth; balloons made from materials like latex and polyvinyl chloride are some of the most commonly used in modern-day amusement parks and other types of amusement venues. These days, several companies manufacture high-quality foamed balloons specifically intended for use in amusement parks and similar types of entertainment venues. Although they may seem rather simple on the surface, inflatable foam products have quite a few unique features that make them ideal for use in special effects-laden amusement venues such as theme parks, fairs, and carnivals. Let’s take a look at how to properly deflate foil balloons so they won’t explode during use!
How to Deflate foil balloons?
1. Remove the balloon from its packaging. Using scissors, cut the paper wrapping smoothly along the length of the foil balloon.
2. Take out your deflator and set it on a flat surface. You can also use an oven mitt or any other type of glove that you think will help accelerate deflating your balloons quickly. Now spread open the foil portion of your balloon to expose the inner hollow space inside.
3. Using your deflator, selectively deflate individual balloons one by one until they reach around 50% to 60% of their original volume level (changing this percentage based on what kind of balloons you are using). When all of them have been deflated, use your nail to poke out each puncture hole so it’s filled with air and completely closed (most likely leaving you with some remaining excess air inside which you should not attempt blowing up again as it could lead to problems).
4.. Once each balloon has been inflated, lay them out in a single layer and use a bin or something similar to collect them without damaging them in any way. This is where you’ll have some leftover air which you should NOT effort blowing up again as they may leave holes in their surface resulting in dangerously poor flight performance – so keep it safe!
5. Hang up both the balloon and the deflator on a tall pole or wall and voila! Your balloon is now deflated dry. You can hang them up and let them dry out over the next 24 hours or so, and after that, it is safe to use them.
6. You can leave the balloons to air dry or use the deflator to blow them up again if needed. Don’t keep them in your house though – put them in a garage or basement where the temperature is cooler and let them dry completely for at least a week before using.
7. If your balloons have punctures somewhere during the deflating process, use a needle to poke out air holes cleanly without disturbing any of the foil or other underlying materials. You can also cut out small holes (such as little storage boxes you’d find on hand trucks) to place over punctures if they are large enough – this way they won’t blow up again!
Why does inflatable foam matter?
- It stabilizes the balloon and makes it resistant to deflation. If you use a normal balloon that goes flat, it’s not just space inflation, but also mass inflation – which is basically how much air is present in the balloon at one time – so if it gets a hole in it, you could easily be deflating twice as much air than there originally was at one time. This means that the same amount of air that was inflated to start with will now be compressed twice as much as before and will also lose volume quickly.
- It also makes your balloons not just more resistant to deflation over time but also more durable when they do get punctured or torn in any other way since they will bounce back into better shape quicker with inflatable foam.
- The inflatable foam material is cheaper and requires less energy to push up than regular rubber or latex, making this option a good fit for low-budget projects like party favors!
- The lightweight material is also much easier to handle than regular balloons, which tend to be bulky and heavy. Inflatable foam can be easily pushed to a more moderate inflation level as well as carried around with you – great for outdoors and indoor parties!
- Finally, let’s not forget that inflatable foam also offers an economical way to send messages and pass around information, since balloons are the perfect communication tool for the classroom.
How to deflate foamy balloons – the easy way!
1. Start by taking the balloon off of the pin and holding it by the neck with one hand. Use your other hand to twist the balloon down as far as it will go, then pull on it gently to deflate. If you’re using a heavy-duty needle, poke holes in the balloon and blow out any remaining air with your breath – if you don’t get any holes, use a knife to cut away any small bits of rubber that might be stuck in there.
2. Tie up or twist off the end of your balloon where you want to put it – make sure that no part of the foil is sticking out from within or around your knot!
3. Take your new inflatable foam and put it over top of your deflated balloon until it covers all of its surface areas completely (here’s an example with some clear tape used overtop). Hold in place by wrapping some tape around each side until you have a secure knot or tie. You can also use rubber bands (or duct tape) for this purpose if necessary!
4. Once you are satisfied with the fit and shape of your new inflatable foam, let it sit for a few minutes – the balloon will start to dry out and shrink back down to its original size over time, which will make it easier to handle.
5. When you’re ready to use your new inflatable foam, simply release the air from its balloon again by poking holes in it or cutting away any remaining bits of rubber that might be sticking inside. Twist off the end of your balloon where you want to put it – again make sure that no part of the foil is sticking out from within or around your knot!
The benefits of foamed balloons
- Foamed balloons are bright, colorful, and fun! They can be used for many different occasions, from birthdays to sporting events to corporate parties.
- Foamed balloons are the perfect way to celebrate special occasions like birthdays, graduations, weddings, and anniversaries. They can also be used as a fun way to hand out party favors or as a promotional tool during trade shows and sales promotions.
- Foamed balloons are also an excellent way of passing out information and passing around messages in both indoor and outdoor settings – they’re great for schools, offices, church groups, and other organizations with large gatherings of people!
- Foamed balloons are also a great way to advertise special events – such as sporting events, outdoor concerts, and festivals. They can be used to promote local businesses and non-profit organizations like charities, schools, and clubs.
- Foamed balloons are also an excellent way of sending messages in the form of free art – they can be used for political campaigns or for advertising your own business!
The good news is that there’s a very easy way to deflation foamy balloons. You just need to cut the balloons in half and then deflate them gently with a long-handled inflatable deflator (available at most grocery stores). It’s also good practice to keep your foaming equipment clean, free of all residue and unneeded parts. This will help to ensure a long lifespan for your equipment and better performance.