Last month my neighbor started to soundproof his home and was using the Sound Proof Paints on his wall, then I researched a lot about the soundproof paints.
I was too eager to know that does soundproofing paint work to soundproof the walls?
After a deep researching I came to know that there are different quality of soundproof paints for wall made with acoustic materials which works very effectively to soundproof our home.
It’s little bit more expensive than the regular wall paint due to the inclusion of extra ordinary material like acoustic foam.
One thing I want to share that any material will work as the strong soundproof mediator if it is able to increase the density or mass and insulation effectively.
After knowing that The mass loaded vinyl has the extra ordinary potential to increase the ratio of thickness and density amazingly, I do not expect too much to increase the width more than 0.2 cm overall.
After that I went I more depth and came on the conclusion that it reduces the noise like whispering coming from the neighbor’s wall and the echo happening due to the reflection of the sound.
Let’s Explore What is the Soundproof Wall Paint
What Is The Sound Proof Paint?
You might be thinking that what is the difference between the normal regular paint and sound proof paints and why there is a difference between both of them, right?
But yes, there are many noticeable difference between both and they make the sound proof wall different than a regular wall paint.
The Main difference between both is ingredients used in the sound proof paint and the higher thickness of the paint.
Sound proof paints are consist of the ceramic microspheres and sound-absorbing fillers like latex ingredients which make them the higher density paint and they are based on the use of very heavy water.
May be you are familiar with Latex which is the material mostly used to increase the insulation capacity of material and it plays the major roll to high the ability of soundproofing.
Soundproof Paint Price
Generally, the price of sound proof paint is almost double than the regular wall paint due to the extra ordinary features, ingredients, and material used in it as I mentioned just above.
But while paying the around double price, you are getting the more than double or triple benefits as well.
My recommendation is 30 Oz paint which is easily able to paint the upto approx 150 square feet area of your home.
Rust-Oleum 285140 Ultra Matte Interior Chalked Paint
- Use on a variety of interior surfaces like wood, metal, ceramic, canvas and easily distress to create a vintage look
- Low-odor, latex formula allows for easy clean up with soap and water
- Dries to the touch in just 30 minutes and covers up to 150 sq. ft
According to the recommendation of expert, you should use the sound proof paints on top of the wooden, metal, ceramic and top of the drywall surface for the best outputs.
If you are worried about the matching colors with your home’s interiors, so let me aware you that the sound proof paints is different in only quality and materials, and features.
It is also available in various colors like a regular paints so that you can make the matching combinations like the regular paint.
After knowing this features and qualities and materials about the sound proof paints, I hope you would be eager to know how sound proof paint works, right?
So without wasting time, Let’s Explore!
How Does Soundproof Paint Work?
If you are thinking that if we use the multilayer of the regular paint and it would be work as a soundproof agent, then it’s a total myth.
It can increase the layer thickness up to just 0.2 cm, not more than it.
Even if you use more layers and you cross this, still it will not work as a sound proof paints because there is not an existence of a single soundproof materials.
So it can not produce the soundproofing paint quality.
As an alternative of this if you are thinking that the dark shade of colors can prevent the noise transmission, it’s the bigger myth and your money will total waste.
So, now the question is: Does sound proof paints really work?
According to the experts, Yes, it works, but up to a significant level it works very nicely.
You might have a question, certain level means up to what level, right?
Let’s understand it.
If you are getting the unwanted noise from your neighbor, like whispering sound, or your neighbor often complaints you about the disturbance he is getting by you.
Then the sound proof paints can help you up to a certain level that it can block the sound transmission through the common walls up to 30% around.
But if you want to stop the coming sound of loud speaker, TV, Music, or someone is shouting in your neighbor, then it’s very highly recommendable to use the other soundproofing materials.
Here is another a strongly recommendable sound proof paints.
HomeRight Power Flo Pro 2800 C800879 Airless Paint
- Offer ease and efficiency for DIYers and homeowners
- Wide range of innovative products
- Innovation, high tech engineering, quality manufacturing
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Soundproofing the walls are not a pretty hard task in the reason of wanting the peace and to prevent the distraction noise which is really irritating you.
Secondly, it’s not too costly as compared to the other soundproof materials so you can afford it very nicely.
I suggest you to do not expect too much result by using the soundproof paints only.
If you want to make your home or office totally soundproof, you can opt for other soundproof materials as well which help a lot.
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