DIY Spray Foam Insulation Tricks That Will Change Your Life

Posted October 25, 2019 by in Lifestyle
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You didn’t think that spray foam was only for sealing cracks in the wall, did you? There’s plenty of things that you can do with your spray foam around the house! Noisey pipes? Grab your spray foam! Wobbly shower head? Pull your spray foam out! 

There might even be things around your home that you don’t know needs fixing, but once you realize how spray foam can help it, you’ll be glad you did! Ready to become your own repairman?

Continue reading below for DIY spray foam insulation tricks that’ll change your life: 

  1. Secure a Loose Doorknob

Are you tired of those loose doorknobs giving you trouble when opening or shutting a door? No matter how many times you try to tighten the screws, it just won’t keep tight. Well, open up your bathroom or laundry room closet and take out your spray foam! Learning about liquid foam is your best bet at fixing that stubborn doorknob.

Spray foam works well with loose doorknobs on hallow bi-fold doors. Spray the foam through the screw hold carefully. This then creates a solid back, which will hold the anchor tight.

  1. Keeping the Wasp Away

It’s summer, and the wasps are at their worst. How many times have you gone outside to knock down the wasp nest only for them to build it back within hours? It’s time to put an end to the cycle. 

After using pesticide to “shoo” the wasp away and knock the nest down, take the spray foam and spray the area with it. You can also use the pesticide to spray into the entryway of their nest and then quickly use the foam to seal the entryway shut. 

This is a great way to ensure that all of the wasps are subject to the pesticide and don’t come back.

  1. Keeping Pests Away

If your home has a garage, then you might find yourself with a few pests inside here and there. This is especially true during the colder months when rodents and other pests are searching for an escape away from the winter weather. Use your spray foam to seal up any cracks or openings to your garage. 

Use it on the backside of the garage door and the job is done, it’s that easy!

  1. Quieting Pipes

Noisey pipes can happen in a home of any age. No matter if you’re living in a 50-year-old house or a 2-year-old apartment. No matter what the age of the home, one thing is for sure: noisey pipes are frustrating! 

If you’ve tried several things to get those pipes quiet but nothing is working, then it’s time to try spray foam. The noise is caused when the pipes aren’t 100% stable in the wood framing. Take a small amount of spray foam insulation and surround the noisey pipes with it inside the frame.

This keeps the pipes stabilized and noise-free!

  1. Stabilize a Wobbly Showerhead

Wobbly showerheads can be the worst! The last thing you want while taking a shower is a showerhead that just won’t stay in place! Luckily, your spray foam is here to save the day. 

All you need to do is remove the cover plate and place a small amount of the spray foam onto the showerhead arm where it connects to the wall. This will keep it solid in place. After applying the foam, however, give it some time to dry out and become stiff. 

After it dries out, you can then trim the excess foam from around the edges. This is going to give it a cleaner look. Slide the cover plate from the showerhead back onto the wall, and you’ll never notice the spray foam behind it!

  1. Protecting Fragile Items 

How often have you went to ship items but were worried about them breaking during the shipment process? Spray foam works wonders when it comes to keeping fragile items safe during their journey through the mail. 

This is also a great trick to use when moving as well. To do this trick, take an old grocery bag and fill it halfway up with your foam. Take your fragile item and place it onto the foam while it’s still soft. 

The foam will then harden around your delicate item. Next, take another old grocery bag and fill it halfway up with foam as well. Place this one on top of the item and let it harden. 

You now have your very own packing solution! 

  1. Improving Your Sink 

Aluminum sinks can echo and be a bit noisy. To stop this from happening, you’ll need to prepare yourself with your spray foam and some protective equipment. You’ll want to grab something to place underneath the sink in case any drips down. 

You’ll also want to be wearing protective gear so that if it does drop down, it doesn’t get on your face, in your eyes, and others. Then, spray the underside of the sink with the foam. If it’s a double sink, be sure to spray the area between the two sinks thoroughly. 

With the right gear, this can be done after the sink is installed. However, if you can do it before or while the sink is being installed, then that would be the best time to do so!

These are the DIY spray foam insulation tricks that you need to know about! From keeping the pest away to keeping your fragile items safe during a move, there are more things to fix with spray foam than you knew!

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