If you’re new to sound dampening foam, then this blog post is for you. Sound dampening foam is a great way to improve the acoustic properties of your room and make it more comfortable. It can also be a good way to save money on your heating and cooling bill, but the foam material itself can be hard to figure out, especially if you’ve never installed it before. In this blog post we’ll talk about how to tackle common issues with sound dampening foam:
Section: How Can I Cut Your Foam Products?
Section: What Kind of Glue Should I Use With Your Foam Products?
Section: How Do I Clean My Foam?
Section: How Do I Install Your Foam Products in My Vehicle?
Section: Can I Use Your Display Foam For A DIY Application?
Section: What Surface Will Your Foam Adhere To / Install On?
Let’s get started! Continue reading to learn more about the top concerns when installing sound dampening foam.
HOW CAN I CUT YOUR FOAM PRODUCTS?
- Use a sharp knife. A dull knife will cause more drag, which means that you’ll have to press harder, causing the blade to tear through and create a jagged edge.
- Use a straight edge. This keeps your cuts even and precise, which is especially important when trimming large pieces of foam.
- Use a box cutter or razor blade (not so good for long cuts though). These are good options if you’re cutting small pieces of foam because they can cut through the material quickly without much effort on your part, but they can be dangerous if used improperly—especially when used with long strips of foam!
- Use a utility knife or hot wire cutter for long cuts: If you’re looking for an easy way to perform large-scale cutting projects using sheets or blocks of sound dampening materials in order to achieve custom shapes and sizes (like walls), then investing in these tools may be worth it!
WHAT KIND OF GLUE SHOULD I USE WITH YOUR FOAM PRODUCTS?
We recommend using our own adhesive when installing our foam products. This product is very easy to use and allows you to install the foam in a matter of minutes. Our glue is also easy to find at any hardware store or home improvement store, so it won’t be difficult for you to locate it!
HOW DO I CLEAN MY FOAM?
The best way to clean your sound dampening foam is with hot water and mild soap. You can use a spray bottle filled with hot water and a few drops of dish soap, or you can fill the sink with warm water and add about a tablespoon of liquid dish detergent and gently rub your hand over the surface of the foam until it’s clean.
After cleaning, allow the foam to air dry before replacing it on your walls or ceiling. If you notice any areas that are particularly dirty after using this method, go ahead and use a soft-bristled brush (like one used for cleaning pottery) dipped in soapy water to scrub them extra thoroughly while they’re still wet!
HOW DO I INSTALL YOUR FOAM PRODUCTS IN MY VEHICLE?
- Heat the foam with a heat gun until it can be easily manipulated.
- Squeeze out a small amount of glue and spread it over the surface of the foam with an applicator or paintbrush (we recommend using our 2″ x 3″ glue brush).
- Press the heated foam into place on your vehicle’s interior panels to achieve maximum sound dampening results. Repeat this process as many times as you like to achieve different levels of soundproofing. Let each layer dry before applying another layer or moving onto another area in your vehicle’s interior space.
CAN I USE YOUR DISPLAY FOAM FOR A DIY APPLICATION?
Unfortunately, no. Our foam is not meant for DIY applications. Our sound deadening foam is not flame retardant, waterproof and does not have UV resistance. If you are looking for a product that can be used in your home or office then we recommend using our Acoustic Foam Panels which are suitable for this purpose.
For more information about our acoustic foam panels please click here: https://www.acousticsuppliesdirect.co.uk/foam-panels
WHAT SURFACE WILL YOUR FOAM ADHERE TO / INSTALL ON?
Foam will adhere to most surfaces. It will not adhere to metal, glass or plastic. Foam will not adhere to fabric. Foam may stick to wood if the wood is clean and dust free, but it won’t stay stuck for long once you start moving things around on top of it. Foam will not stick well to concrete or drywall (drywall comes in many different forms).
Here is a list of commonly asked questions about sound dampening foam.
- How many questions do you get about sound dampening foam?
- What are the most common questions you get about sound dampening foam?
- Why should I choose Soundproof Cow over other companies that sell the same type of product or service?
We hope that this article has answered any questions you may have had about sound dampening foam. If it hasn’t, please feel free to reach out and ask! In the meantime, we hope you have a better understanding of how to work with your foam products.