Woodie's DIY and Garden Centres

DIY Video Channel

Search Video

How to Use Expanding Foam Filler

Woodie's DIY will show you how to use expanding foam filler.
What you will need
  • Expanding Foam Filler
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Sandpaper
  • Saw
  • How to do it

    Step 1

    Step 1

    Ensure that the surface is sound and free from grease and dust. Do not apply below 5° Celsius or above 25° Celsius.

    Step 2

    Step 2

    Whichever brand you choose, read instructions carefully.

    Step 3

    Step 3

    Put on disposable gloves.

    Step 4

    Step 4

    Remove the cap with the top of the can held away from your face.

    Step 5

    Step 5

    Screw the applicator nozzle onto the valve. Do not bend the applicator or use excessive force.

    Step 6

    Step 6

    Moisten the area to be filled.

    Step 7

    Step 7

    Shake the can vigorously for 15 seconds before use.

    Step 8

    Step 8

    It can be applied with the can held at any angle but for optimum results turn the can upside down and apply pressure to the applicator nozzle.

    Step 9

    Step 9

    Start at the lowest point of the gap or cavity and work upwards taking care not to overfill as the foam will expand to fill the remainder.

    Step 10

    Step 10

    Foam expansion can be optimised by occasionally moistening during application with a fine mist.

    Step 11

    Step 11

    Stop applying and shake at regular intervals during application.

    Step 12

    Step 12

    The foam will be tack free from 5 minutes and can be cut and sanded from 30 minutes.

    Step 13

    Step 13

    If you are cutting around pipes be careful not to damage the pipe. The foam will be fully cured from 12 hours depending on the area that has been filled.

    Step 14

    Step 14

    Sand off any remaining residue for an even finish.

    Step 15

    Step 15

    Cured foam must be coated if it is to be exposed to sunlight.

    Go Back
    Painting and Decorating Electrics & Lighting Fixtures & Fittings Maintenance & Repairs Insulation Outdoors & Gardening Plumbing Home Security How to choose

    What you will need

  • Expanding Foam Filler
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Sandpaper
  • Saw

  • Related Videos

    How to Paint Interior Walls

    How to Paint Interior Walls

    Woodie's DIY will show you how to paint interior w...

    How to Cover a Damp Spot on a Ceiling

    How to Cover a Damp Spot on a Ceiling

    Woodie's DIY will show you how to fix a damp spot ...

    How to Repair a Leaking Gutter

    How to Repair a Leaking Gutter

    Woodie's DIY will show you how to repair a leaking...

    How to Paint a Smooth Exterior Wall

    How to Paint a Smooth Exterior Wall

    Woodie's DIY will show you how to paint a smooth e...

    How to Paint an Exterior Pebbledash Wall

    How to Paint an Exterior Pebbledash Wall

    Woodie's DIY will show you how to paint an exterio...

    How to Repair a Crack or Small Hole in a Wall

    How to Repair a Crack or Small Hole in a Wall

    Woodie's DIY will show you how to repair a crack o...

    15 Top Tools for Your Toolbox

    15 Top Tools for Your Toolbox

    Woodie's DIY will show you how to choose the top 1...

    Ladder Safety

    Ladder Safety

    When using a ladder, make sure you choose the righ...





    Ad
     
    X We use temporary Session cookies to provide an good user experience and Google Analytics cookies for web traffic analysis. Cookies may also be written by the social network sharing widget if you use it to share a link with your friends.

    NOTE: No personal information is stored in any cookies set by this website.

    If you need more information on compliance with the EU Cookie Directive (EU Directive 2009/136/EC) please contact Active Online
    on 01 8666116 or visit us at www.activeonline.ie



    Allow cookies:
    Yes No

    One cookie will be stored to remember your selection.