Owens Corning acoustic panels on sale today at Home Depot

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,072
    wow, looks like quite a deal!
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,398
    If one paints the outer material does that not inhibit the panels ability to absorb sound?
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,853
    edited August 4
    F1nut wrote: »
    If one paints the outer material does that not inhibit the panels ability to absorb sound?

    One would think YES

    I can't believe the colored versions are so much more expensive.
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 318
    F1nut wrote: »
    If one paints the outer material does that not inhibit the panels ability to absorb sound?

    I was thinking the same thing. You certainty wouldn't want a hard gloss enamel paint.

    But I don't even know how a flat surface can "suck up" the sound. Is it some kind of fabric coated foam? Can my 24x48 velvet picture of Elvis do the same?

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,398
    You can buy acoustic panels from Soundproof Cow or Acoustical Solutions at their regular price for slightly more than Home Depot's sale price and you have a lot more fabric and edge options.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,398
    edited August 4
    delkal wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    If one paints the outer material does that not inhibit the panels ability to absorb sound?

    I was thinking the same thing. You certainty wouldn't want a hard gloss enamel paint.

    But I don't even know how a flat surface can "suck up" the sound. Is it some kind of fabric coated foam? Can my 24x48 velvet picture of Elvis do the same?

    The fabric covers a fiberglass core, which is what really absorbs the sound. Of course, the sound has to be able to pass thru the outer covering.

    The velvet will absorb some sound, but Elvis may not like what he's hearing.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,914
    edited August 4
    SonoKote sells an acoustically transparent paint. I have no experience with it, just read about it being available. Be interesting to see what the difference between acoustic paint and fabric would be. I'm thinking fabric would be better but don't honestly know.

    One can always buy acoustic fabrics in colors of choice, like Guilford of Maine, for their diy treatments. I purchased some GoM fabric when I recovered a four GIK thick panels to match the four GIK bass Tri Traps I had purchased. The wife chose the color so it was easier to have them. lol

    Some sellers have a minimum quantity of fabric you must purchase, others will sell by the yard but you may pay more per square yard.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,705
    Use paints specifically for textiles, should not be a problem.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,398
    edited August 4
    Use paints specifically for textiles, should not be a problem.

    I don't think the average person would consider that and it might be difficult to get textile paint that matches wall paint.

    The Home Depot video does not mention anything about the type of paint being used.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 1,932
    Food coloring. I win.
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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,968
    Fabric dye. Make some tie-dye t-shirts with the extra.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,095
    edited August 4
    I thought the video said primer and then latex or acrylic paint. Yep, it does.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,705
    That is what fabric paint is, acrylic.
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    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage.

    Political memes posted as fact and accepted as fact, are sign language of the ignorant, for the ignorant

    tonyb said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,398
    edited August 4
    Tony M wrote: »
    I thought the video said primer and then latex or acrylic paint. Yep, it does.

    I stand corrected. Yeah, no way that's fabric paint.
    Post edited by F1nut on
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,140
    F1nut wrote: »
    If one paints the outer material does that not inhibit the panels ability to absorb sound?

    Apparently, you can order it paintable.

    “The cores of our SolSerene panels are constructed with a rigid acoustical core and are then covered with either an acoustically rated fabric or with a paintable surface. ”
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,398
    Yes, I know. The issue is after it's painted how well does it do at absorbing sound?
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,705
    edited August 4
    F1nut wrote: »
    Tony M wrote: »
    I thought the video said primer and then latex or acrylic paint. Yep, it does.

    I stand corrected. Yeah, not way that's fabric paint.


    Right the video has latex/acrylic paint, not fabric. I would think fabric paint would be less likely to inhibit sound absorption. That is the only reason I mentioned it. Sure your choices are limited , but most people want a contrast anyway.

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    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage.

    Political memes posted as fact and accepted as fact, are sign language of the ignorant, for the ignorant

    tonyb said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,140
    F1nut wrote: »
    Yes, I know. The issue is after it's painted how well does it do at absorbing sound?

    You just need to play music loud enough to break through the paint. :)

    To me, they are too plain looking. I have seen others with designs, patterns, etc on them that are more appealing.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,095
    edited August 4
    BlueFox wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Yes, I know. The issue is after it's painted how well does it do at absorbing sound?

    You just need to play music loud enough to break through the paint. :)

    To me, they are too plain looking. I have seen others with designs, patterns, etc on them that are more appealing.

    That would be me on certain occasions. :D :p

    I don't get the solid surface panel either. Maybe they think the sound entering from behind will be absorbed. But if the front is solid, it would act as a radiating panel, although the sound would be lower in volume due to some reduction from the panel catching some of the soundwaves.

    I agree, I don't get the solid surface idea either. Cloth, yea. 100% ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
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