There are many uses for expanding foam tape. You can use it to seal gaps around electrical boxes, pipes and wires, or even to seal up holes for those items. Expanding foam tape is an economical alternative to caulking. It’s also a great way to fill in gaps around baseboards and trim work, caulk around exterior doors and much more!
Fix a draft around exterior doors
If there are areas around your exterior doors that are drafty, you can use the expanding foam tape to seal those areas. This is a good alternative to using caulk or weather stripping. The foam tape will create an airtight seal that prevents drafts from getting in while still allowing the door to open and close easily.
- If you have a door sweep on your front door, remove it and replace with the expanding foam tape instead.
- If you have weather stripping around your windows, replace this with the expanding foam tape instead of buying new materials that may not work as well as they’re supposed too (especially if they’re made cheaply).
Caulk around baseboards
Foam tape is the perfect tool for filling gaps between baseboards and walls. You can also use it to fill gaps around pipes and wires, such as those that hold electrical wiring or gas lines. If you’re having trouble finding a place to put your new flat-screen TV, foam tape makes an excellent alternative to trying to find studs in your wall.
For a quick fix on floors and ceilings, slap some expanding foam tape along cracks in the drywall until it fills up all the space between the two surfaces. This will stop drafts from coming into your home through these areas—and give you time until you have time to do a more permanent repair!
Fill in gaps under cabinets and trim work
You can use foam tape to fill in gaps between cabinets and trim work. If you have a gap between your wall and the edge of your cabinet, you can use foam tape to fill that gap. You can also use it if there is a gap between your cabinets and countertops, or even flooring if necessary.
Seal up holes for electrical boxes, pipes and wires
Expanding foam tape is a great way to seal up holes for electrical boxes, pipes and wires. It’s economical and easy to use, non-toxic and does not emit harmful vapors, easy to cut and apply.
Keep dust from falling through the cracks or gaps between floor boards, walls, or a wall and a chimney by adding foam tape around the perimeter of the cracks.
You can use foam tape to keep dust from falling through the cracks or gaps between floor boards, walls, or a wall and a chimney. Do not put foam tape on ceilings that are exposed to rain or wind because it will swell up and become hard like concrete. If you position it on an outside wall, do not place it in direct sunlight as this causes the expanding foam to become brittle and break easily.
Expanding foam tape is an economical alternative to caulking.
Expanding foam tape is an economical alternative to caulking. Caulking is messy and difficult to apply, particularly if you’re working on a large or awkward surface. If you can use a utility knife and apply expanding foam tape without getting it on your hands, then there’s no reason not to try this method instead of caulking.
Expanding foam tape is easy to use because it expands as soon as it comes in contact with air, so all you have to do is press the tape onto the surface where you want it to stick. No mixing or cleanup required! The best part about this product is that since it only sticks when pressed against another object (like wood or metal), there’s no need to worry about making sure everything’s perfectly clean before applying; just rub some dirt on there so your taper will stick like glue! 🙂
We hope this article has given you some new ideas for ways to save money and do your own repairs. Expanding foam tape is an economical alternative to caulking and can be used in many situations where it might not be practical or possible to hire someone else. Happy self-repairing!