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FAQs

FAQs for Touch ‘n Foam Professional 1-Component Gun Foam:

How can I remove foam from skin?
How can I remove foam from clothing, carpet or other surfaces?
How does foam sealant compare to other types of insulation?
Is Touch 'n Foam Professional fire retardant?
Is Touch 'n Foam Professional waterproof?
Can Touch 'n Foam Professional gun foam be used to air seal a wall?
Where should Touch 'n Foam Professional be used?
Will Touch 'n Foam Professional harm the ozone layer?
In what temperatures should I use Touch 'n Foam Professional?
Can Touch 'n Foam Professional be used outdoors?
Will Touch 'n Foam Professional prevent insects or rodents from penetrating into the home?
Can foam be trimmed or painted?
How do I store Touch ‘n Foam Professional?
Do surfaces require any special preparation before applying Touch 'n Foam Professional?
 

How can I remove foam from skin?
If the foam has not cured (it is still moist), it may be removed by wiping off with a dry cloth, or Touch ‘n Foam Professional Polyurethane Foam Cleaner. Uncured foam can also be removed by using acetone (or nail polish remover containing acetone). Do not use soap and water as moisture helps to cure foam.  No solvent will remove cured (dry) foam.  Cured foam is not harmful to health and will wear off in time. A pumice stone with warm, soapy water may be used to gently scrape dried foam from skin. You may also apply petroleum jelly to area and cover with a plastic glove, wait about an hour then wash area with soap and water.

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How can I remove foam from clothing, carpet or other surfaces?
If the foam has not cured (it is still moist), it may be removed by wiping with a clean, dry cloth, or Touch ‘n Foam Professional Polyurethane Foam Cleaner. Uncured foam can also be removed by using acetone (or nail polish remover containing acetone). Do not use soap and water as moisture helps to cure foam.  No solvent will remove cured (dry) foam.  If the foam has already cured (it’s firm and dry), it cannot be removed from clothing, upholstery or carpets.  Cured foam may be trimmed, scraped or sanded from rigid surfaces; however, this may result in a need to repaint or re-stain the surface. Note: Always test a hidden area before applying acetone to any surface, as damage may result.

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How does foam sealant compare to other types of insulation?
Unlike caulking materials and other sealants that are solid, heavy and non-insulating, foam sealants expand to form an outer skin that contains closed air cells that provide an effective barrier against energy loss. Touch ‘n Foam Professional forms a permanent seal that will not shrink or pull away from the material it has bonded to, making foam the best sealant available against air and moisture infiltration.

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Is Touch 'n Foam Professional fire retardant?
Yes. Touch 'n Foam Professional sealants meet the criteria of flame / smoke spread to be classified as a Class-1 foam. While these sealants are fire retardant (self-extinguishing when flame is removed), they are NOT intended to be used a fire barrier or FIRE STOP.

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Is Touch 'n Foam Professional waterproof?
Touch 'n Foam Professional sealants are water-resistant and form an airtight seal when applied properly. They can be exposed to intermittent water exposure such as rain or lawn sprinklers if allowed to completely dry between exposures. Touch ‘n Foam Professional is not a waterproof barrier for full time water exposure.

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Can Touch 'n Foam Professional Gun or Canister foam be used to air seal a wall?
No. Touch 'n Foam sealants are formulated to fill cracks, gaps and small voids and require ventilation and humidity to cure. Larger voids may not allow enough air penetration for proper curing and may require special techniques to insulate properly. Touch 'n Foam products should not be used around tub surrounds.

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Where should Touch 'n Foam Professional be used?
Note: Do not use Touch ‘n Foam Professional where it will be in contact with bare copper wires (such as inside a junction box).  Read product labels to select the right sealant for your particular job.

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Will Touch 'n Foam Professional harm the ozone layer?
Touch 'n Foam Professional sealants are manufactured to be upper-ozone safe and environmentally friendly.  Use Landscaping foam for exterior uses such as Koi fish ponds when you need a plant and fish safe foam.

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In what temperatures should I use Touch 'n Foam Professional?
For best results, the can should be at room temperature with an ambient temperature between 70°-90°F (21°-38°C). Polyurethane foam sealants require some humidity to be present in order to cure properly.  See Temperature Issues for 2-component foam.

Cold Weather Warning Document (PDF)

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Can Touch 'n Foam Professional be used outdoors?
We recommend Touch ‘n Foam Professional Landscaping foam for exterior applications.  Landscaping will not discolor or break down in sunlight like other foams.  It is plant and fish safe, and the dark color blends into shadows well.

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Will Touch 'n Foam Professional prevent insects or rodents from penetrating into the home?
Touch 'n Foam Professional sealants do not contain any insecticide or rodenticide but provide an effective barrier against insect and pest intrusion; however, some persistent pests may chew through cured foam.

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Can foam be trimmed or painted?
Yes, after allowing the foam to cure. Foam can be trimmed, sanded or painted about one hour after application.

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How do I store Touch 'n Foam Professional?
Store can upright below 90°F. It’s important to keep the can upright to ensure air doesn’t leak from the valve until ready to use.  Never store Touch ‘n Foam Professional in your vehicle or in hot locations above 120°F.

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Do surfaces require any special preparation before applying Touch 'n Foam Professional?
Surfaces should be free of oil and dirt to promote adhesion.

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