Foam insulation often is used as filling placed in your walls to help keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It is liquid when it is applied but turns to a hard solid as it sets. If you are using spray foam insulation, you may get it on your hands. Although it does take specific steps to remove it safely, cleaning foam insulation from your hands requires only a few products you probably have around your home.

You should not wash your hands until the foam has been removed.

Dried Foam

Step 1

Rub the areas with dried foam gently using a pumice stone. Pumice stones are hardened volcanic rocks that are used in beauty treatments. Most often they are used to remove dry skin from your feet. You can find pumice stones at your local home stores and beauty supply stores. The pumice stone will help rub away the dried foam from your hands.

Step 2

Cover any remaining foam insulation on your hands with petroleum jelly. This will help remove the remaining foam. Also apply petroleum jelly to any areas on your hand that are irritated by the foam. For example, after using the pumice stone, if your palms are sore, apply petroleum jelly. It will help moisturize and soothe the irritated areas.

Step 3

Wrap your hands in plastic wrap wherever you have the petroleum jelly. Another option is to put on a pair of latex gloves. Wear the plastic wrap or gloves for about an hour.

Step 4

Remove the plastic wrap or gloves. Use a soft, clean cloth or paper towel to wipe away the petroleum jelly.

Step 5

Wash your hands under running water. Use warm water and soap to remove the remaining petroleum jelly.

Wet Foam

Step 6

Use a clean rag to wipe away any wet foam from your hands.

Step 7

Pour some nail polish remover onto a second clean rag. Use acetone-based remover.

Step 8

Use the wet rag to rub the area the foam had been. This will wipe away any residual foam.

Step 9

Wash your hands under soap and warm water once the foam is gone. This will remove the acetone from your skin.