Frequently Asked Questions – Acousticoat
WHAT IS ACOUSTI-COAT?
Acousti-Coat is a scientifically proven 2-step sound reduction solution for use on interior walls, ceilings, drywall and plaster. It’s the perfect choice for those looking for an effective, easy to apply coating for interior sound reduction projects.
HOW DOES ACOUSTI-COAT WORK?
Our Acousti-Coat resilient layer (Base Coat) is scientifically formulated to increase the STC rating of a room/partition by 3-7 points depending on the room construction and application methods. This high performance rating has never been accomplished in a coating before. The SBR (styrenated buradiene rubber) forms an actual rubber membrane as it dries/cures along with a heavy bodied water based latex and sound absorbing fillers that deflect sound and keep it contained. Our Finish Coat has the same sound deflecting formula with a hardening agent to make a complete sound reduction system. The Finish Coat can be painted over with any type of paint and will satisfy any decorating concerns.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO PREPARE THE SURFACE?
Areas to be covered must be thoroughly cleaned and free of dust, dirt, grease and wax.
HOW IS ACOUSTI-COAT APPLIED?
Acousti-Coat is applied with a commercial airless sprayer applicator, which is suggested by the manufacturer. In fact, it only takes one professional painter to perform the easy 2-step process. Because of product thickness, stir thoroughly for 2 to 5 minutes with drill or paddle. For best sound reduction results, two coats of our Base Coat is recommended. Simply apply by sprayer, let dry to touch, and then apply the second Base Coat. To complete the 2-step process, Sound Proof Finish Coat, which can be painted over with any type of paint. More recently we have tested roller application to great effect. This method completed correctly can yield a higher coverage rate although we still recommend a professional painter apply the coats for the best finish.
CAN IT BE PAINTED OVER?
Yes, Acousti-Coat Finish Coat can be painted over with any type of paint including latex or enamel.
HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT BETWEEN COATS?
Acousti-Coat dries to the touch in approximately 20 minutes. Please note, low temperatures or higher humidity will lengthen dry times. Once it is dry to the touch, you may begin with the next coat.
IS ACOUSTI-COAT TOXIC?
No. Acousti-Coat is water-based and nontoxic. It is also mold, mildew and water-resistant. As with all products, paints, coatings, etc., you should use proper precautions and read the MSDS before using Acousti-Coat.
IS ACOUSTI-COAT A FIRE HAZARD?
No. Acousti-Coat has been tested and received an A Class Fire Safety Rating.
IS ACOUSTI-COAT EXPENSIVE?
The price is dependant on amounts ordered, while each container may seem pricey compared to domestic paints, the alternative of construction and materials for sound dampening makes Acousti-coat the much cheaper option.
If you would like more information please contact us on 0845 812 003