Green Glue Facts – Part 2

Green Glue, as previously noted, is one of our favorite soundproofing materials. It’s incredibly versatile, functional, and affordable and is simply one of the most effective soundproofing materials available. Today we’re going to share a few more questions and answers concerning this incredible product and the way it works.

What exactly is Green Glue?

Green Glue is a popular damping compound that prevents sound from traveling through surfaces by quickly dissipating its energy. It is made by a company with the same name and is used for both sound blocking and absorption projects. Green Glue can be purchased in smaller 29 oz. tubes or in larger 5 gallon buckets.

Is Green Glue easy to use?

Green Glue is very easy to use. As a matter of fact, it’s a lot easier to install than some of the other soundproofing materials you’re familiar with. Simply take your tube of damping compound, slide it into a standard sized caulk gun, and apply it to the surface you’re treating. You don’t even need to waste time creating a special pattern. You don’t need to pre-treat the surface in question, either. Just put the Green Glue right on top of the existing paint, wallpaper, or drywall, install new drywall, refinish the wall, and call it a day.

Is drywall the only material you can use?

Drywall isn’t technically the only material you can use but if you want to create an effective sound barrier you shouldn’t use anything else. Some people try to use Green Glue with products like soundboard and it just doesn’t work. You need a stiff, rigid material to sandwich the Green Glue in between. If you want, you can add a second layer of Green Glue and a third layer of drywall but you really shouldn’t need more than the first layer.

What’s the best way to secure the drywall?

The best way to secure the new drywall to the existing drywall is by using screws. The screws will help you to compress the soundproofing material so that it spreads out beneath the surface. That said, you should check with your town construction office before using screws because you may not be allowed to use them. If that’s the case, use whatever your township mandates and you’ll still have an effective project.

Will Green Glue make my walls thick?

Not really. One of the advantages of using Green Glue is that it doesn’t take much space away from your room, if any. The green Glue itself is only about 1/2 ml thick once applied and pressed between the layers of drywall. The average thickness of a sheet of drywall ranges from 1/4 to 1/2 inch or more so it depends on which you use. It’s up to you.

Make sure you read Green Glue Facts – Part 1 for more questions and answers about this incredible product or, if you need help, feel free to contact us directly.

2 Responses to “Green Glue Facts – Part 2”

  1. Joern Koch says:

    where do I get Green Glue in either Greece or, if not available there, in Germany?
    J. Koch

  2. admin says:

    Joern, Green Glue is mainly sold in the USA. This company ships Green Glue Damping Compound internationally maybe you can try them.

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