GREAT STUFF Big Gap Filler 12 oz Insulating Foam Sealant
- Fills, seals, and insulates gaps greater than 1 inch
- Great for creating weather-tight seals in larger gaps and cracks in your home
- Airtight, water resistant, paintable, sandable, stainable
- Perfect for use with wood, drywall, metal, masonry, glass, and most plastics
- For interior or exterior use
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Increase home comfort and energy efficiency with GREAT STUFF and GREAT STUFF PRO. Insulating Foam Sealants from Dow.
From the Manufacturer
GREAT STUFF Big Gap Filler Insulating Foam Sealant offers the same benefits as GREAT STUFF Gaps & Cracks but fills gaps larger than 1 inch. So it's great for creating larger weather-tight seals to stop drafts and keep critters out. Plus, like all GREAT STUFF products, it's airtight, paintable, stainable and sand-able. It's polyurethane-based and perfect for all sorts of materials like wood, drywall, metal, masonry, glass and most plastics.
From the manufacturer
Close the gaps around pipes
The gaps around water and waste pipes leading to exterior walls can let in a lot of air. GREAT STUFF Big Gap Filler expands to take the shape of cracks and voids 1 inch or larger, forming an airtight, water-resistant seal that prevents drafts and keeps critters out.
GREAT STUFF Big Gap Filler 12 ounce Insulating Foam Sealant
Great for plumbing & HVAC
Weather-tight seal stops air leakage and energy loss where pipes and vents exit through exterior walls. Has exceptional adhesion to building materials & can be sanded, painted or stained.
Easy to reach with straw applicator
Fill large gaps around your home and insulate those tough-to-reach areas with this straw applicator foam. It arrives ready to use with no additional purchase necessary.
Greater expansion, fills large gaps
Because of its larger foam expansion characteristics, Big Gap Filler is an ideal choice for filling holes greater than 1 inch, whether you're working on the interior or exterior of your home.
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I noticed immediately that I couldn't simply rub my fingers together to "roll" the material to get it off, like you can with most glues. So I used my working hand to grasp the can and read the label on the back. "If you contact this on your skin, simply rinse with soap and water." Simple. Just rinse. So I headed jovially upstairs and washed my hands. When the water left the faucet, I noticed the horrifying reality of the water SIMPLY bouncing off this product. The soap SIMPLY helped smear the product further into my skin. I panicked. In my panicked stupor, I grabbed the closest thing to me that I could think of. A roll of paper towels. I ignorantly used the paper towels to try to grab the stuff off my fingers and pull. This made things 10x worse. Now I had this satanic cement on my hand AND the paper towel had created a horrid mesh of filth that was resistant to every product known to man.
My next try was to use an old T shirt to try to wipe this stuff off my hands. The shirt stuck badly to my hand and I nearly had the same problem as the paper towels. I spent a minute yanking and finally got the towel off and saw the sad reality that all that pulling had made ZERO impact on removing any of the gunk. I started yelling for my wife and begged her to google this filth in order to find a solution....you know....since I couldn't use my phone for lack of having a second hand. She did so and told me that olive oil was said to relieve this issue. So I poured olive oil all over my hand and started scrubbing. This made only the slightest difference in my dilemma. I went and sat down on the couch dejectedly and turned on Season 5 Episode 4 of Dexter to make me feel better....although it didn't help much.
The product had hardened at this point and I spent the next 4 hours picking away at my hand to get this stuff off. By the end of that time, I had managed to get off about 1/2 of it or so. I really needed to go to bed so I hit the shower and tried to wash my body with my brand new plastic hand. It only went okay. While I was in there, though, I noticed my wife's pumice stone. For the next 30 minutes, I sat under the water tearfully scraping away at what was left of my hand. After that 30 minutes or so, i had removed most of the offending substance and also a good portion of the skin on my hand. Success, kind of.
The moral of the story is one that we all should know by the time we are 12 or so. Don't just willy nilly decide to do something like this without reading up on it first. Even if the label on the back does say that simple rinsing of water and soap will solve the issue. FML
First, do not wear clothes you love. This can get everywhere, and it probably won't come out of fabric. Something on your hair might not be a bad idea either.
Second, have paper towel onhand to wipe the tip. Like most pressurized delivery systems, this can keep flowing after you release the trigger.
Third, clean and prep ALL areas to be filled first. This is not a 'set down and use later' product. Once that tube is filled with foam, the timer starts and the foam inside starts curing. The ONLY way to get it out is with more foam. This includes the little spout on the can.
Wipe up any drips immediately.
If you miss a spot, spritz with water and come back to it after you finish first run.
Two common ways to use:
a) stick nozzle into small hole/nail hole/ etc and spray until foam comes out the sides. Hole fill
b) Calking run: spray while running down a long gap. this is handy for sealing up door frames and such. It will back fill into the crack. that's why it's sticky.
If possible put a light on the other side of the thing to be sealed, this will help spot thin spots and gaps.
all in all it behaves exactly like how a whipecream can does exact you got a straw on top to direct the stream coming out to be more precise.