Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Paint Acoustic Panels?

Can I Paint Acoustic Panels?

Most acoustic panels cannot be painted. (fabric wrapped acoustic panels, PET/felt board acoustic panels, etc.).

For acoustic products that allow painting, it is CRITICAL to follow manufacturer directions. If directions are not followed, the acoustic performance of the product (NRC Rating) will be diminished, or even nullified completely. Proceed with caution.

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Where Can I Find the Technical Reports for My Acoustic Panels?

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How do I Compare Brands and Types of Acoustic Products?

How do I Compare Brands and Types of Acoustic Products?
When creating a comparison budget for your project, calculate the total cost of products needed meet your reverberation time targets.Β  Comparing the price of one panel vs. the price of another panel is only useful if the panels have the same NRC rating.

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What is a NRC Rating?

What is a NRC Rating?

The higher a NRC rating is to 1.0, the better it performs acoustically.Β  The lower the NRC rating, the poorer it performs acoustically. Most fiberglass acoustic panels have an NRC varying from 0.8 to 1.0, depending upon the thickness.

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Do Acoustic Panels Help Soundproof?

Do Acoustic Panels Help Soundproof?

Soundproofing is a term often incorrectly used to describe acoustic panels and baffles. These products have a NRC Rating (noise reduction coefficient) that indicates how effective they are at reducing reverberation (echo). True soundproofing blocks sound, rather than absorbing echo.

Products intended to block sound will have a STC Rating (sound transmission class) not a NRC Rating. STC Ratings are commonly found on windows, doors and wall assemblies.

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