Soundproofing a Room

Any tips on cheaply sound proofing or sound deadening a room?

Eric from Rochester, NY

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October 13, 20080 found this helpful

My brother-in-law knew musicians that did theirs with Styrofoam cups. I don't know if meat trays would or not - seems they would but I really don't know. I was at that house one time in the 70's, but I don't remember how they fixed the cups to the walls.

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October 13, 20080 found this helpful

I heard that you can put egg cartons on the walls to soundproof a room. Don't know if it makes a diff. what kind of egg cartons (whether styrofoam or cardboard) and don't know exactly how they're put up (maybe with thumbtacks?).

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October 13, 20080 found this helpful

If you have lots of room and you don't care how it looks use old mattresses. They work the best of anything.

Susan in Omaha

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October 13, 20080 found this helpful

You can buy Styrofoam in sheets an inch thick at home improvement stores. I read once that the sound proofing has to be sealed with no gaps, so I imagine that it would take some foam sealant too.

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October 14, 20080 found this helpful

Quilts or comforters make great sound deadening and colorful decor. Tacking them up with long pin tacks and a hammer. Cover the tacks with ribbon or braid if you want. Get the biggest ones, either inexpensive new or used. This will also warm up the room.

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October 14, 20080 found this helpful

I lined a walk-in closet w/ cork panels, which soundproofed the space nicely. So much so, I used the closet as a mini-office w/ a desk & computer inside. Good luck!

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October 14, 20080 found this helpful

Cork is also good. Styrofoam is very flammable.

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October 24, 20080 found this helpful

Rubber backed carpet tile. Tack it on walls or glue it very easy to install behind drywall before, drywall is installed.

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