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Usage Guidelines

Touch 'n Foam expanding sealants are interior and exterior insulating products that stop household air infiltration by expanding to fill cracks where standard insulation is ineffective. They create an airtight, weather-resistant bond that seals out drafts and blocks insect and pest intrusion.

Directions

Important – read all directions and cautions before use.

  • Always wear gloves, eye protection and work clothes.
  • Use drop cloths.
  • Product is flammable during dispensing – turn off sources of ignition prior to use.

Preparation

To promote adhesion, surfaces must be free of oil and dirt. Connect straw onto adapter, then carefully screw onto valve. With trigger assembly attached, shake can vigorously for 30 seconds.

Application

  • For optimal results, first practice dispensing foam onto scrap materials with the can in an upright position. The product is now ready to be applied while holding the can in any direction.
  • For best results, apply in temperatures between 60°-100°F (16°-38°C), and with 40% or greater relative humidity.
  • Fill gap no more than 1/3 full, allowing room for expansion. Do not overfill.
  • Foam will continue to dispense for a few seconds after releasing the trigger – keep the straw tip moving to reduce the possibility of overfilling.
  • Foam is tack-free in 30 minutes and dries in 4 hours.
  • Excess foam can be trimmed, sanded, caulked or plastered as necessary.
  • Direct sunlight discolors foam if not painted or covered.

Clean-up

If wet foam contacts skin, do not use water. Use a thick layer of petroleum jelly or Vaseline over the areas that are affected, then wrap your hands in plastic. This could be plastic wrap from the kitchen, plastic dishwashing gloves, or even a shopping bag. Wait for 1 hour. During that time, the skin will release natural oils from under the foam, the Vaseline will be on top of the foam, and the plastic bag will hold body heat close. All together, this will begin to soften the foam enough to remove it carefully from the skin. If necessary, repeat the process. Once the majority of foam has been removed, use a pumice stone or workman’s soap with pumice to gently remove the remaining residue from the skin. Anything remaining will wear off within a few days. No solvent will remove cured (dry) foam. Cured foam is not harmful to health. For more information, call 1-800-325-6180 M-F, 8-5 central time.

Storage/Reuse

  • To store unused portion, bend straw back and attach to the knob atop the dispensing trigger.
  • Store can upright below 90°F (33°C).
  • Product can be reused within three weeks if stored properly.
  • To reuse, cut the end off the straw (removing any cured foam), shake well and apply as directed.