The reason I bought Touch'n Foam MaxFill spray sealant to test was the review I read on Amazon. I was looking for a crack sealer to block the bees from getting to their nest in the space above my garage.
The can label included the words “Interior/exterior use” and “Blocks insects and pests.” Just what I was looking for!
I next checked out a product review, which read as follows:
By Paul Smith (Jacksonville NC)
I had my mom mail this to me in Iraq. I sealed the walls, window, and doorframe of an old building that would become my sleeping area for a year. I regard it as a miracle product. It even sealed the large 1" gaps that spiders, ants, mice, lizzards, and scorpions would crawl through. I used 2 cans to do my room. I had a third can and nearly caused a riot when I offered it up to my neighbors. Just wear gloves like it says to. I didn’t at first thinking "I know how to use an aerosol can". One of the cracks wasn't as deep as I thought and I tried to guide the over flow with my finger. My hand was "adhesive" for a couple days. I'd highly recommend this product.
I am sure that DAPtex and Do It Best from Dow Chemical are good spray foam sealants too, but after reading that review I had to try Touch'n Foam MaxFill.
It worked great sealing the bee passageways into the bees nest above the garage. No more bee problem without using poison.
I went around the house squirting foam into anything that might be a crack or opening. It not only seals it also insulates. Both help save money on heating bills.
Once I got started using the can of spray foam I was worried that I would have to use up the whole can in one session or waste the left over’s due to a clogged nozzle. That turned out to not be a problem.
There are instructions on the can on how to keep the nozzle from clogging up between jobs. I ignored the instruction and used a tapered plastic plug in the end of the nozzle extension tube.
The next weekend I couldn’t get the plastic plug out of the extension tube. I had to cut about an inch off the end of the tube. After a good shaking, the rest of the foam came out of the can just fine.
The nozzle is well designed. It uses a replaceable drinking straw as an extension tube. When the tube clogs up just replace it with the one that hid under the seat of your car from that fast food place. Or, cut it off like I did.
It is a good idea to scout around your home, ahead of time, to locate enough areas that you can use up the can on the first go round.
Keep your receipt because this material qualifies for the 2009 tax credit if you use it as insulation. You will need your receipt and a copy of the Manufacturer's Certificate Statement that is available on the Touch'n Foam web site.
A couple of comments about my battle with the bees
I first tried clear silicone caulk from a squeeze tube. It was a little awkward to use up a ladder with a flashlight in one hand and the squeeze tube in the other. I worked after dark when all the bees, except for a few delinquents, were in their nest.
The next day I discovered that the bees had dug out the partly cured silicone to reopen their doorways into the garage attic.
Next, I used polyurethane caulk that worked just fine. The bees could not dig it out and it did the sealing job. The only problems were it looked ugly due to my poor workmanship and I ran out before the job was done. The bigger cracks needed more caulk to seal than I planned on. Being cheap, I had bought only one tube.
Always buy more than you think you need, that way you will have some left for the next job. It hurts my head when the Energy Boomer thinks about the gasoline I wasted on three trips to buy bee sealer. Actually, I just added a stop on my way home from work each time so it wasn’t too bad on the fuel account.
I recommend Touch'n Foam Maxfill
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