Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 86
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by handyone1 great when you can use it...
great idea! but i bought 2 cans; 1 when it wouldn't spray and couldn't use; the second can didn't work as well!!!!!!!!! i couldn't return them because the dribble i got from the cans made them look used.
April 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BG249 complete waste of money
I bought this to "seal" a gap for a storm door threshold. It actually disintegrated and washed away during a rain shower three days later. I later left a glob of it on my work bench, as a follow up test. After a full week, it was the consistency of sticky shaving cream.
April 11, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jwhazel Okay for some stuff
I installed glass block windows in my basement and had to use some sort of filler along the top because mortar was not advised. The gap was about 3" deep and 1/2 - 3/4" high (I had to chisel out concrete so it was very uneven). I've used yellow foam before but decided on this stuff soley because it was white and I didn't want the yellow stuff casting a tinge of color through the blocks. I sprayed it in and like other reviews said, it doesn't do much post expansion. So getting it in and even was pretty easy without those dreaded blow outs where it comes dripping all down the edge. Unfortunately, like a lot of other reviews, mine never dried, even after a whole week. It develops a skin for sure, but the consistency very much stays like whipped cream on the inside. I feel like I could have pulled it all out very easily with my finger since it was real gooey and didn't seem to actually adhere to anything. After a week, I became impatient and caulked up on both sides. Even if it hadn't fully set, it was at least some sort of mass sitting between the caulk joints insulating and keeping air out. So for that part, and not being yellow, I give it 3 stars. But as far as utility goes, someone else mentioned this is more of like a "craft foam" rather than a serious one. It doesn't seem to have any adhesion properties, has almost no expansion where you typically would want at least a little, and whether or not it ever cures to a solid seems to be questionable. I'd stick to the yellow stuff for serious applications. Use this for that rare case like me where you have to have white and can easily seal it with something else.
February 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ajracer total garbage
followed the directions carefully and the foam has not dried a week later at room temperature. junk product.
January 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CM Don't buy it....you will not be happy
Better suited for arts and crafts than true weather proofing. As stated it does not over expand and really does not do much of anything. Does not dry in a timely manner. When it does dry it dries flaky. Product does say that it mist be painted however it really does not provide a well cured base for the paint to adhere to. Poor Product...Do not use!
***Experience level Pro-contractor and home renovation ***
December 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pete Good Product when used as intended
Only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I just used it and I want to give it some more time (I will come back later). As of right now, I impressed!
I researched this product before I bought it (somewhat reluctantly) and just finished using it to seal around the exterior door that was just installed. I have used the other expanding foam for other projects and I can say that for me, Daptex is ideal. I tend to be as neat as possible with sealants, etc. and the fact that I can tools this stuff with my finger is amazing (and it washes off your hands with just water).
Here are the things I was concerned about before I used it:
How much does it expand?
Think back to your old days using that can of mouse or that redi-whip you have in the fridge. Its comparable to that. The best thing for this stuff is the expansion happens in real time as you are spraying it. It does not keep expanding for an hour after you fill the gap, thus you have a ton of control!
How long does it take to dry?
I just sprayed it about an hour ago and it already has a skin over it, it has stayed exactly where I sprayed it, and there have been no problems with it oozing out (despite other reviewers mentioning this).
Will this work on larger gaps?
I had a gap that was 7" deep X 42" wide X 2" tall and I had no trouble.
What is all this talk of disintegration?
it is not as hard as the other name brand, but that is a good thing. I had no issues of this stuff collapsing like a puff ball in the yard. The best comparison I have read is that it is similar to bread, if I didn't tool it just right and I wanted to put trim over it, I would not have to worry about cutting it away before nailing the trim, it will conform to the space given.
I placed both cans of this stuff next to our heating register for about 3 hours (thats just how long it took for me to get to this project today). The heat seems to help it come out better, though I will admit I did not try using a can that wasn't by the heater, but I read this tip from another source to be important.
Shake the heck out of it.
If you have a very tight space to squeeze into, you can collapse the end of the straw with a pliers (gently) and it still work as intended. I had to collapse about 3/4 of the straw to reach some of the tight spots in my door frame and this worked very well.
Wash out the straw if you don't use the whole can. A coat hanger (wire) or some other device is helpful to push the reaming foam out of the straw so it is reusable.
January 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bubba Does Not Work as advertised
I bought this product after talking to a store representative who told me that it was just what I was looking for to bond a hollow core door that had delaminated from the honeycomb. I drilled access holes and filled the cavity of the hollow door. Now 36 hours later the foam is still mushy and won't hold the door skins together, it's like it won't cure and it doesn't have any strength that I can tell. A total waste of money.
November 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mik Love this stuff
Daptex is so much easier to use than the yellow stuff. Easier to mold and it washes right off your skin. I wish I had seen this years ago. The other great thing about this product is the foam is actually white. I know the yellow stuff is paintable but it is easier to not have to paint.
November 20, 2015