More DIY Project Tips
Planning on completing your sound proofing project on your own? You’ll need to plan your work carefully in order to make sure everything is done in the proper order, with the correct technique, and at the best possible time for a successful project. Here are a few more do-it-yourself tips that should help you to pull off your next soundproofing project without a hitch.
- Get help. You don’t have to hire a professional soundproofing consultant or contractor but you don’t have to do everything on your own, either. Ask a friend to come over and help you with your sound control work. Just remember to stay within your own limitations. Don’t try to refinish the walls or do anything that requires high levels of skill unless you actually have those skills. Otherwise your project won’t look right when it is complete.
- Make sure you gather all of the tools and materials you anticipate needing before you start your soundproofing project – and make sure you have enough of each material, too. There’s nothing worse than finding yourself 3/4 of the way through a project only to find you’re running out of gasket tape or Green Glue. Avoid frustration by gathering all of your materials in advance.
- Set realistic time frames for your work. If you’ve never done a sound control project before you may find it takes longer than you originally anticipated. Give yourself plenty of time to get the job done. Better to have set aside too much time than not enough.
- Do you need to soundproof more than one room in your home? Make a list of rooms and then determine which have highest priority. For example, you may want to soundproof your master bedroom before you build a sound barrier around the kid’s playroom!
- Having trouble? Take a break. It’s better to step away from your project, take a break, have some lunch, and then re-approach the issue with a clear head. If you try to force a solution you may end up with a less than effective sound barrier.
Completing your own soundproofing project will be fun and exciting and before you’re done you’ll not only have a great piece of finished work but enough expertise to help your friends and family with their problems as well!