Tips For Washing Spray Foam Insulation Off Your Hands

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  • 1-6 hours
  • Beginner
  • 40-50
What You'll Need
Pumice soap
Scraping tool

If you have just completed a job involving spray foam insulation, there is a very good chance that you will have some of the material on your hands. Spray foam insulation can be messy to work with, and unfortunately, it can be equally difficult to clean off afterward. Below you will find a few tips for dealing with this issue.

Uncured Insulation

spray foam insulation on walls.

If the spray foam insulation is still wet, you can use acetone to remove it from your skin. Be aware, however, that acetone is a powerful solvent, and should not be used in enclosed spaces. Once you have used solvent on your hands, be sure to wash them thoroughly with warm soapy water to remove all traces of the acetone.

Cured Insulation

If you have hardened insulation on your hands, you will need to use your fingernails or another scraping tool to remove the bulk of the insulation before washing your hands thoroughly with pumice soap and water.

The Waiting Game

A man uses spray foam insulation.

The final technique that you could use is to simply wait until the insulation wears itself out. This is not always the easiest thing to do, but it is worth noting that after several days the insulation will naturally fall off of your hands.