We've used Great Stuff insulating foam for years. You know the stuff: red and black cans, straws, goes everywhere, ruins everything.
We hate the stuff. It gets on your clothes and never comes off. It stays on your hands and arms for weeks. It drools out of wherever you apply it, and now you have to figure out how to clean it off. It keeps foaming after you're done and leaves you with a mess on the floor. If you try and use the can a second time you find yourself headed into town to by another can, even if it's only thirty minutes later. And, one in three times, you find the can completely inert.
However, there's a very simple solution. Never use it again
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In the interest of transparency, Marshalltown told us they would send us a new float-type taping knife but they haven't actually done so.
We joke about being sponsored by DeWalt - and would love to be - but they have never contacted us.