Author Topic: How to cheaply soundproof a wall  (Read 3543 times)

Nick Pistolas

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How to cheaply soundproof a wall
« on: August 09, 2003, 12:05:49 AM »
I share an adjoining wall with my neighbours. I want to set up some decks and speakers but want to minimise the disruption to the neighbours.

I dont want them at full volume but have a decent sound late at night

Secondly, the room has just been decorated so something that just sticks to the wall would be better.

Please suggest some cheap / easy options!

Thanks,

NP

Boborther

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Re: How to cheaply soundproof a wall
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2003, 06:41:02 PM »
Nick,

The best method of soundproofing your wall without taking down your existing drywall would be to adhere a material called Mass Loaded vinyl to your existing wall, then caulk the seams and around the perimeter with an acoustical caulk (best had from Soundproofing.org) and then finally sandwich in the drywall with a layer of 5/8" fire code drywall, tape mud and paint the drywall, and you are finished.
Nick, if the extra layer of drywall is not an option, then it is possible to paint the (MLV) with a vinyl or latex paint. Thanks for the post.


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