Home Improvement

How To Spray Insulate A Shed

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Welcome back to another portion of my Shed-Shop Series! In case you missed it, I spent the tail end of my summer break from my full time job building a shed and turning it into a workshop! In this episode/post, I’m showing you how simple it was to install spray insulation to prep my workshop for the winter months! Even better, I partnered up with my amazing friends at DAP Products to share this blog and video project tutorial for anyone who’s interested in trying their hand at spray foam in the future!

This post is sponsored by DAP Products, Inc. Any and all product opinions are my own. For my full disclosure policy, click here.

How To Spray Insulate A Shed

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One thing to note is that the particular product I used for this insulation project is recommended for walls only. I’ll be insulting my ceilings using hardboard in the spring and will walk you guys through that when we get there!

In the meantime, let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:

dap touch n foam spray insulation

DAP Touch ‘N Foam Spray Insulation Kit
(Comes With Goggles & Gloves)
Fan (for Ventilation)
Trash Bin & Bag

Coveralls (optional)
Respirator/Particle Mask (optional)
Painter’s Tape (optional)
Tarp (optional)

The Steps:

1. Start by prepping any surfaces that you don’t want to get dirty (i.e., windows, outlets, and floor) with plastic tarps and tape.

how to insulate a shed

To help with ventilation, prep a fan as well!

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2. After prepping your workspace, prep your outfit! The Touch ‘N Foam System comes with rubber gloves and goggles, but I opted for a few more optional safety apparel items such as coveralls and a small particle mask (in hindsight, I wish I had a respirator – I chose the hottest day of the year to install spray foam and it would have made breathing a lot easier).

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3. Following body and shed prep, begin to prep the insulation system by turning the knobs on both of the tanks no more than three times (as per the instructions in the manual).

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4. This particular system needed to be purged until both tanks flowed solidly together, so I kept a garbage can and bag right outside of my shop to help streamline the process.

how to install spray insulation

5. Once the system was purged, it was time to spray! I started by spraying the inside edges of each wall and then worked my way from top to bottom. You don’t need to spray a lot! A little goes a long way!

diy spray insulation

how to spray insulate

6. After hitting every wall, I took a quick coffee break and came back that same day to do a second coat of spray. I had to be careful to not overspray because I did not want to have to cut any hardened spray later.

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That’s it! About an hour later I was completely done insulating my shed! All that was left was closing up the walls (which, I’ll share soon)!

Now that it’s cold out, I’m so excited to have insulation in my shop. It’s a serious life (and project) saver!

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Can’t wait to share the rest of this build with you guys next week!

Until then… happy DIY’ing!

This post is sponsored by DAP Products, Inc. Any and all product opinions are my own. For my full disclosure policy, click here.

Sam Raimondi

Sam is a full time psychologist and part time content creator from Long Island, New York.




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