Foam F.A.Q.'s

These are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions received by Global Special Effects about our FoamMasters product line.
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Is the foam slippery?

No, it has the same viscosity as water. It does not have soap-like qualities.

Will it make the floor wet?

Yes, it has water, and water will make your floor wet. Our solutions are the driest foam in the industry. If some say their foam is dry foam, it is untrue. You cannot have foam without water.

Do our foam guests get wet?

They get damp but not soaking wet. It also depends if they sit in the foam vs. stand in the foam.

How long will the foam last?

It all depends on how many people play in the foam. As more people play in the foam, they break the bubbles. But usually, if foam is untouched, it can last for hours.

At the end of the night, what happens to the foam?

If you let the foam dry out, it will turn to a powder that can be swept up. It does not leave any sticky residue. Depending on the amount of water and foam you use, you can have leftover water on the floor, which can be mopped up.

Does the foam hurt your eyes or skin?

The foam has hypoallergenic cosmetic grade chemicals that will not hurt your eyes or skin. Our foam solutions also have a moisturizer for the skin. It is important to note that, if the floors have been cleaned with bleach, it can react with the foam.

What is the difference between the HDF and FG-1080?

One gallon of HDF (High Dissolution Foam) mixes with 50 gallons of water whereas one gallon of FG-1080 mixes with 10 gallons of water. Either mixture can be used for the X-Stream Foam Cannon, but the HDF mixture is the preferred one.

What is the difference between the HDF and the Value Foam?

The HDF or High dilution foam is much drier than the Value Foam and has more skin moisturizer. Either mixture can be used with either the Foam Cannon X-Stream or the X-Stream II Foam Machine.

How much foam does 50 gallons of foam fluid produce with the Foam Cannon X-Stream and the X-Stream II foam machines?

The Foam Cannon X-Stream's output, on average, will last about 40 minutes. The Cannon X-Stream produces 4,000 to 4,800 cubic feet of foam in 8 to 10 minutes. The X-Stream II Foam Machine, on average, will last about 50 minutes, and produces 6,000 to 8,000 cubic ft of foam in 8 to 10 minutes. Both machines have a solution consumption rate of 1.2 gallons per minute.

Can the Foam be colored or tinted?

Yes, we have many different scents such as bubble gum, cherry, and more. Foam can also be tinted blue, green, yellow, and pink.

Who do I call if I have problems?

You can call our 24-hour tech support line at 888-391-7669. You will be able to speak to a live tech.

How do you contain the Foam?

There are many ways to contain the foam: inflatable pits, construction of a containment area, using a dance floor or just by using a suitable grassy area.

What kind of events can Foam be used for?

Foam can be used at church events, children’s parties, camps, night clubs, and even fund raisers. Every one of all ages loves to play in foam.

Does the foam hurt the lawn or trees?

All our foam solutions are biodegradable and do not harm any living thing.

Do you need to carry any special permits to use the foam?

We have been manufacturing foam for the past decade, and we have not found a city ordnance that requires any kind of permit. If you are concerned, please check with your local municipality.

Where can I get the Material Data Safety Sheets?

You can find them on the Fluids page.

Does the Foam Cannon X-Stream or the X-Stream II Foam Machine require any maintenance?

No, aside from just washing the machines, it is low to no maintenance.

Does FoamMasters foam solutions work in other foam machines?

Yes, our HDF does work in most hanging foam machines (like the foam dome or the foam faucet) that require a premixed solution. Our FG-1080 works in the Strong Cannon.