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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.

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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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By Nica (Guest Post)
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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