Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What safety precautions are necessary when dispensing foam?
Your safety is critically important to us. Please contact us immediately with any safety concerns that you do not feel are adequately addressed below.

If ventilation isn’t feasible, ensure you have proper respiratory protection, and that you can quickly exit the area should the fumes become overwhelming.

FOAM IS FLAMMABLE DURING DISPENSING! NEVER use around fire or flame. Extinguish all pilot lights in the area.

ALWAYS wear gloves, protective eye wear, a hat and old clothes when dispensing foam.

IMMEDIATELY exit the area if you have dizziness or any respiratory response to foam fumes or vapors.

AVOID getting foam on your skin or in your hair. Although foam is non-toxic, it is highly adhesive and very difficult to remove.

ALWAYS apply two-component foams in multiple, thin, sweeping layers if using the fan spray nozzle. The foam chemistry generates heat during expansion. Multiple thin layers will prevent heat build-up and the eliminate the possibility of combustion.

NEVER store foam in your car or any area where temperatures can exceed 100ºF.

NEVER puncture cans.

ALWAYS store foam upright. Do not store foam on its side or upside down. Do not store anywhere that temperatures may exceed 100ºF. ALWAYS check the product label for application and storage temperature ranges.

Do Not use PolyClean or acetone to remove foam on finished surfaces.

Q. Are your foams combustible?
NEVER use spray polyurethane foam around fire or flame.
The chemical composition of foam means that any two-component foam has the potential to combust. ALWAYS apply two-component foams in multiple, thin, sweeping layers if using the fan spray nozzle. The foam chemistry generates heat during expansion, and multiple, thin layers will prevent heat build-up and reduce the potential for combustion.


Q. How do I get dried foam off my hands/skin?
Polyurethane foam has extraordinary adhesive strength and is very difficult to remove. No solvent can removed cured foam. However, it is non-toxic and will wear off your hands over time. We can’t take credit for it, but some customers have claimed success with the following procedure:

  • Remove as much foam as possible from your skin. Try using a pumice stone or nail file.

  • Rub petroleum jelly or mineral/baby oil into the foam.

  • Cover the area with plastic wrap.

  • And allow to sit for several minutes.

  • Gently try to push the foam off the skin using your finger.

Always wear a hat, old clothes, protective eye wear and gloves when applying foam. You will likely get it somewhere other than where you intended. Wet foam can be easily removed using PolyClean or acetone. Do Not Apply PolyClean or acetone to skin or any finished surface.

Q. How do I remove wet foam?
Foam can be easily removed using Touch ‘n Seal PolyClean or acetone. Do Not Apply PolyClean or acetone to any finished surface.

Q. How do I get foam out of my hair?
Unfortunately, we can only recommend cutting it out.


Q. Can I stop spraying and re-use my Touch ‘n Seal product later?
Yes. Be sure to follow the instructions below for your specific foam product.

  • Straw Foam – Leave straw adapter attached and bend it backwards. Attach straw end to the plastic protrusion on top of the trigger. Simply pull the straw off the protrusion and reuse later. You may need to trim the end of the straw. Use within 2 weeks.

  • Gun Foam – Leave the can of foam attached to the gun and reuse later. Use within 30 days.

  • Two-Component Foam –

      • Leave gun and hoses attached to cylinders

      • Turn off cylinder valves.

      • Do Not drain hoses

      • Dispense a small amount foam every few days if you need storage longer than 2-3 days.


Q. How should I store foam?
We want you to be satisfied with your Touch ‘n Seal product. More importantly, we want you to remain safe. Please always adhere to the following storage guidelines.

  1. ALWAYS store foam upright.

  2. Do not store foam on its side or upside down.

  3. NEVER store foam in your car or truck.

  4. NEVER store foam near fire or flame.

  5. Do not store anywhere that temperatures may exceed 100ºF.

  6. Always check the product label for application and storage temperature ranges.


Q.How often do I have to change spray tips?

Spray tip should be change after 8 minutes of continues spraying or if you stop spraying for 30 seconds or more. If the tip appears to be plugging up or there is excess foam build up on the tip it is recommended that you change the tip. When in doubt change the tip.

Q. Can I use foam around hot water pipes?
Yes, you can use foam anywhere the temperature will not exceed 240ºF. Foam will begin to smolder at temperatures greater than 240ºF.

Q. Can I use foam around PVC pipes?
Yes, you can use foam around PVC pipes, as long as the pipe temperature never exceeds 240ºF.

Q. Can I use foam outside?
You can use foam outside, but it must be covered or painted once cured. UV rays from the sun will cause the foam to discolor and degrade over time. Paint will stop the UV rays from penetrating the foam.

Q. Is foam UV resistant?
No. You should always paint or cover foam that will be exposed to sunlight. UV rays will cause the foam to discolor and degrade.
Touch 'n Seal Black Foam is UV-resistant and does not require painting to maintain it's integrity.

Q. At what temperature should I apply foam?
The application temperature range will vary depending on the foam you are using. Optimal results can generally be achieved if the air temperature is between 60 and 100ºF. However, you should always check the product label.

Q. What is the VOC content of Touch ‘n Seal foams?
Touch ‘n Seal foams are low VOC and formaldehyde free.

Q. Can I spray foam into a confined hole or gap? Can I drill a hole and spray foam into it?
We do not recommend spraying foam into areas that you cannot actually see. Foam expands in every direction. FOAM DOES NOT EXPAND IN THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE. Expanding foam may bow, buckle or burst the area.

Q. What surfaces will foam stick to?
You should assume that foam will stick to EVERYTHING, including plastic, rubber, glass, and skin.

Q. Is foam a barrier to insects and rodents?
Yes. Foam can fill cracks and gaps that allow pests inside. The chemical composition does not appeal pests and they will generally leave it alone.

Q. Can fungus or mold grow on foam?
No. Foam will not support organic growth such as fungus or mold.

Q. Is foam water resistant?
Yes, foam is water resistant, but not water repellent. Over time, water vapors will penetrate and degrade the foam.

Q. Can your foam be used for flotation material?
Yes. Please note our regulations for spraying foam into
confined hole and gaps

Q. Is Touch ‘n Seal good for soundproofing?
Yes! Our foams effectively reduce noise from outside sources by sealing cracks and gaps that allow sound to penetrate the building.

Q. How does Touch ‘n Seal save energy?
Touch ‘n Seal provides a continuous insulating air barrier that helps stabilize and maintain inside temperatures. In addition, it resists heat movement and prevents moisture infiltration through air leakage, as well as minimizing dew point problems and condensation.


Q. How much coverage will I get with a Foam Kit?
When calculating how far a foam kit will go, just look at the number on the front of your kit. A Foam Kit 110 will provide 110 board feet, a Foam Kit 600 will provide 600 board feet.
Q. What is a

Board Foot?
A board foot is defined as 12” x 12” square, 1” thick (deep).

Q. If I spray a two-component Foam Kit, and the foam doesn’t cure, or has a strange feel or texture, what went wrong?
It’s likely that the kit was stored or applied at an improper temperature, the kit wasn’t shaken properly, or one (or both valves) is not fully open. Be sure to precisely follow the application instructions provided with your kit – it’s the surest way to ensure total satisfaction with your Foam Kit.

Q. Can I quit spraying my Foam Kit, then come back and spray more later?
Once opened, you can re-start your Foam Kit if you leave the hose, gun and nozzles attached and under constant pressure. Turn off the cylinder valves, but DO NOT drain the hoses. You will need to remove the used nozzle and attach a new one in order to restart. You should restart every 5-7 days to make sure foam doesn’t begin to crystallize within the hoses.

Q. How much expansion should I expect with Touch ‘n Seal two-component foam?
Touch ‘n Seal two-component foam will expand 30X its dispensed size. Always apply in multiple thin layers.

Q. How do I dispose of my two-component kit?
Fully dispense all the foam in the kit to eliminate all pressure from the cylinders. Dispose of the empty cylinders per your local regulations. ALWAYS read the label for application and disposal instructions.

If you should have any further questions please contact customer service at 613-227-1851.