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Artistic Soundproofing

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Looking to make some soundproofing modifications to your room while maintaining your low or nonexistent budget?

Try making the most of your favorite posters and paintings while turning them into sound absorbing panels. All you have to do is place some soundproof materials inside the back of the frame and you don’t have to spend a lot on expensive soundproofing materials, either. Try the following:

  • Apply a layer of Green Glue to the cardboard at the back of your painting or poster and then put another layer of cardboard over top, creating a sound absorbing barrier.
  • Place a layer of felt in between the poster and the cardboard backing.
  • Glue a layer of mass loaded vinyl to the back of the poster or painting.

Before you know it you’ll have some beautiful sound panels, all relatively inexpensive to create, and your visitors will never know the difference!

Soundproofing on a Budget

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

We all know how expensive it can be to build a house, renovate, or even add a simple addition. Therefore, we know how improtant it is to find budget-friendly soundproofing alternatives for projects where formal soundproofing simply won’t fit into the budget. So what should you do?

Instead of worrying about buying extra drywall, mass loaded vinyl, or any other soundproofing materials, simply buy yourself a role of gasket tape. Apply the tape to the face studs and joists before you screw your drywall into place. Just this little bit of effort will aid in significantly reducing the amount of sound vibrating throughout your home as a result of the joists creaking and settling.

This isn’t the best soundproofing option available  but it’ll do if you’re in a pinch and don’t have the money to take a more formal route. Besides, you can always go back and finish soundproofing the room later on.