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At Ace Fixings, we stock a great range of expanding foam suitable for professional and domestic use. We have curated a range of quality expanding foam products with powerful bond strength and flexibility to help with every kind of application.
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Professionals will tell you that having expanding foam handy is a must. Here at Ace Fixings, we believe so too. Whether the job requires you to fill gaps in external door frames or fill cavities in walls, brickwork, plaster, or wood, we have the right expanding foam in stock.
To help you understand what expansion foam is and what it does and find the expanding foam suitable for your application, here's everything you need to know before heading to checkout:
Expansion foam, also known as insulation foam, is a chemical product usually made of two main substances, isocyanate, and polyol resin. When mixed together, they reach and expand up to 60 times their liquid volume, creating a long-lasting seal which insulates against heat, moisture, and sound.
Expanding foam has multiple applications, but the most common one is filling and sealing awkward gaps, hollows, and cavities. Expansion foam is often seen as an ideal addition to any collection of building materials, whether it is construction or home improvement.
Whether in aerosol or cartridge form, there are five main types of foam:
The type of expanding foam you need depends on the filling task. A universal or one-part expanding foam is probably all you need for basic tasks, i.e., the products on this page.
Expanding foam is the most popular and least expensive, has powerful expanding properties and is mainly used to fill in cracks. The foam cures upon contact with moisture, which means you may need to dampen the surface before application.
Before actually using the expanding foam, it is essential to shake the container thoroughly and clean the surface, removing grease if necessary. We also recommend using gloves and reading the instructions to see if you have to dampen the surface.
One application is usually enough to fill a smaller gap. When looking to fill more significant gaps, the foam needs to be built up gradually by applying several layers.
Excess foam can be cut off using a blade knife once dry. Foam can also be sanded down and painted. It is also important to mention that too much foam can misshape the surface, which would cause complications when working with window frames or dented areas.
If you’re interested in any of our expanding foam products but want to know more about their use and application, please feel free to contact our team today. You can contact us directly using the phone number at the top of this page.Read less