Sound Damp

Drywall Damping Compound

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Sound Damp can save valuable installation time with its more efficient application method. Damping compounds are traditionally applied with caulking guns. Sound Damp replaces tubes and caulking guns with an inexpensive and disposable low-nap roller. Sound Damp is applied continuously across the entire back of the drywall sheet, reducing application time and eliminating the guesswork of proper consistency.

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    Sound Test- Lab A150023

    5/8” Type X drywall
    2" x 4" Wood Stud Wall
    Spaced 16" on Center
    R-13 fiberglass fill w/paper facer
    2 Layers 5/8" Type X drywall
    Laminated with Sound Damp2

    • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
      • Sound Damp2
    • ACOUSTICAL RATINGS:
      • STC 50
    • TESTING AGENCY & REPORT NUMBER:
      • Owens Corning Acoustic and Insulation Product Testing Laboratories
      • 43023-1200

    Sound Test- Lab A150024

    2 Layers 5/8” Type X drywall
    2" x 4" Wood Stud Wall
    Spaced 16" on Center
    R-13 fiberglass fill w/paper facer
    2 Layers 5/8" Type X drywall
    Laminated with Sound Damp2

    • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
      • Sound Damp2
    • ACOUSTICAL RATINGS:
      • STC 53
    • TESTING AGENCY & REPORT NUMBER:
      • Owens Corning Acoustic and Insulation Product Testing Laboratories
      • 43023-1200

    Fire Test- Lab ASTM E84-15B

    • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
      • SOUND DAMP2 Constrained Layer Viscoelastic Damping Compound
    • RATINGS:
      • FLAME SPREAD INDEX 15
      • SMOKE DEVELOPED INDEX 45
      • CLASS A
    • TESTING AGENCY & REPORT NUMBER:
      • OWENS CORNING PRODUCT TESTING LABORATORIES
      • A160027


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    Testing


    STC/IIC Sound Test Data

    • Three Layer Test
    • 5/8" Type X drywall
    • 2" x 4" Wood Stud Wall
    • Spaced 16" on Center
    • R-13 fiberglass fill w/paper facer
    • 2 Layers 5/8" Type X drywall

    STC/IIC Sound Test Data

    • Four Layer Test
    • 2 Layers 5/8" Type X drywall
    • 2" x 4" Wood Stud Wall
    • Spaced 16" on Center
    • R-13 fiberglass fill w/paper facer
    • 2 Layers 5/8" Type X drywall
    • Laminated with Sound Damp2

    Fire Test- Lab ASTM E84-15B

    • FLAME SPREAD INDEX 15
    • SMOKE DEVELOPED INDEX 40
    • CLASS A

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    Installation Guidelines


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      • Notes
        • Store between 40-120˚F (5-49˚C)
        • Apply at room temperature
        • Approximately (11) 4'x8' sheet coverage per 5 gallon bucket
      • Preparation
          • 1. Clean all surfaces free of dust & debris. Surface must be smooth and free of obstructions, such as nails, excess joint compound, etc.
          • 2. Install first layer of wall/ceiling/floor sheathing or gypsum board per material manufacturer’s installation instructions.
          • 3. Use acoustic sealant around all cut-outs.
          • 4. Prepare second layer of material for any cut-outs and clean back surface of dust & debris.
          • 5. Stagger all sheathing or gypsum board seams.
      • Sound Damp2
          • 1. Apply Sound Damp2 over back of second layer with bucket trowel or putty knife. Evenly distribute approximately 55-60 oz. per 32 square foot of wall/ceiling/floor area.
          • 2. Using a short nap paint roller cover, roll to a thin continuous layer.
          • 3. Fasten Sound Damp2 treated layer of sheathing or gypsum board (per manufacturer’s instructions) over first layer area within 10 minutes of application, sandwiching Sound Damp2 between the layers.
          • 4. Apply acoustic sealant around wall and/or ceiling perimeter and penetrations.
          • 5. Clean up with warm water

    Disclaimer
    These application notes represent generally accepted procedures for successful installation of Sound Damp2 Constrained-Layer Damping Compound. These suggestions may be followed, modified, or rejected by the owner, engineer, contractor, and/or their respective representative(s) since they, not Kinetics Noise Control, are responsible for planning and executing procedures appropriate to a specific application. Kinetics Noise Control reserves the right to alter these suggestions and encourages contact with the factory or its representatives to review any possible modification to these application notes prior to commencing installation.



    Design Guidelines


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    • “Can I add Sound Damp2 on the outside of the wall to make it quieter?”

      No, Sound Damp2 is designed to be used between two or more layers of gypsum board, OSB, or plywood.

    • “Sound Damp2 froze solid on the jobsite, is it ruined?”

      No, simply allow for complete thawing and then apply at room temperature.

    • “What kind of surface prep is needed to apply Sound Damp2?”

      If applying to basic, untreated building materials such as gypsum board, OSB, or plywood, no primer or paint is necessary. Reference the installation guidelines for more details.

    • “Can I use Sound Damp2 on exterior or outdoor wall applications?”

      Sound Damp2 can be installed between layers of building materials. However, acoustical performance will decrease as temperature lowers beyond indoor room environments.


    • Most effective for studs walls spaced at 24" on center
    • Great for renovations
    • Reduces Sound Transmission
    • STC-53 (2x4 wall)
    • Easy to apply using simple paint roller– 40% time savings over caulking tubes
    • Odorless after drying
    • Easy water clean up
    • 5 gallon pail covers 370 sq/ft (11 - 4' x 8' sheets)
    • No special guns or applicators required
    • Mildew and water resistant

    A secondary benefit of damped drywall, when used in critical listening spaces, is reduced room reverberation times and improved low frequency absorption. The room simply sounds better, more articulate. This room acoustics improvement is often desirable in music performance, recording, and home theater spaces.