Installation video detailing preparation and application of Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound from individual 28 oz. tubes.
Constructing a Soundproof Wall
This video shows a time lapse of a soundproof wall that was built to prevent sound from traveling out of a manufacturing space into adjacent offices. A system of materials was used to accomplish the goals for this project.
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Green Glue Damping Compound is an ideal product for new construction and renovation projects. Use Green Glue damping compound to isolate sound and vibration between two layers of construction materials, most often between drywall. It is the most popular and cost-effective soundproofing material on the market. The compound’s unique properties act as a damping material to dissipate the vibrations caused by sound waves as they travel through ceilings, walls and floors.
Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound is non-hazardous, environmentally-responsible, and has practically no odor. It also adds value to your home or commercial space. It takes just a few minutes to apply Green Glue Damping Compound to an average piece of drywall (or other rigid construction material). It’s easy to soundproof a room in one day or less. For best results, cure time is seven days, and the Compound reaches its peak performance 30 days after application.
Whether you’re an experienced construction professional or a handy DIY kind of person, using Green Glue Damping Compound is a cinch. All you need is a standard quart-sized calking gun to apply a layer of compound between two pieces of drywall or other construction material. It also cleans up easily with just soap and water. Independent lab tests prove that using Green Glue Damping Compound dissipates up to 90 percent of noise. Unlike other soundproofing products, Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound is ideal for dissipating low frequency noise common with home entertainment and theater systems. Green Glue is non-toxic with no mixing required. For floors and walls, this product drastically reduces impact and airborne noise. It can be used in loudspeaker cabinets, home theaters, and recording studios.
Please note that Green Glue damping compound is a damping compound and not to be used as a substitute for glue or mechanical fasteners. Green Glue should be utilized in conjunction with sound barriers, vibration isolators and other construction materials to effectively construct soundproof assemblies.
Applies in just minutes
Improves sound transmission loss
Helps block sound
Superb low frequency attenuation
Easy to apply
2 tubes per 32 square feet or per 4′ x 8′ sheet (One case of 12 – 28 oz. tubes cover approximately 192 sq. ft.)
If low frequency performance is the primary goal and budget is not an issue, use 3 tubes per 32 square feet or 4′ x 8′ sheet
Never use more than 3 tubes per 32 square feet or 4′ x 8′ sheet
Surface Burning Characteristics (Tested by UL Canada according to CAN/ULC-S102-10, Standard Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics):
Flame Spread: 10
Smoke Developed: 5
Mold Resistance: Certified by UL Environment to be Mold Resistant per ASTM D3273-00.
VOC: Certified by UL Environment as No formaldehyde emissions detected – meets the requirements of CA Section 01350
Water Vapor Transmission: Tested in accordance with ASTM E 96 for water vapor transmission and shown to not form a vapor retarder with a typical value of 3.1 perms.
We supply the following installation instructions as a general guide to avoid common errors. Installer should follow best practices for construction and workmanship. Acoustical Solutions bears no responsibility for installation or contractor selection. Do not commence installation until building is enclosed and under standard occupancy conditions. Surfaces must also be in acceptable condition and you must prepare those surfaces properly. Do not install materials of unacceptable quality. You must use this product between two rigid layers; one layer must be porous; e.g. drywall, plywood, OSB. Green Glue is not a sealant or adhesive, therefore fasteners are necessary. Intended for interior use only. Maintain temperature of 60⁰F – 80⁰F within building after installation. Do not use this product in conjunction with a construction adhesive. Product intended to reduce sound transmission between rooms and does not affect noise within a room.
28 oz. tubes
Cut the end of the tube of Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound.
Screw on nozzle and cut end, leaving an opening of approximately 3/8”
Apply compound using a standard (32-oz.) quart-size caulk gun. Apply Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound in random pattern across the entire back of the second sheet of drywall as in picture, leaving a 2-3” border free of compound around the edge to allow for handling.
Raise the board into position, press against the wall or ceiling, and fasten into place using appropriate screws. It must be hung and fastened in place within 15 minutes to prevent the compound from curing before it is installed
Follow all appropriate building codes regarding screw type and spacing.
Use Green Glue Noiseproofing Sealant to seal cracks and seams.
Allow Green Glue 30 days of drying time for optimal sound isolation performance. Allow Green Glue 7 to 10 days of drying time before sound isolation will start to improve. Drying times vary per application.
Storage: Freezing can DAMAGE this product. Store in a cool, dry location at room temperature.