Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound Installation Guide
Installing Green Glue is Fast
- No measuring or troweling.
- Use a standard (28 oz) jumbo caulk gun to apply.
- Green Glue dispenses with very little effort.
- Green Glue will not flow off the board during installation.
- Application time is generally <1 minute per tube.
- It is not necessary to have complete coverage to obtain excellent results.
Hang the first layer of plasterboard. After hanging the first layer of plasterboard, it is recommended that you seal the seams between sheets. Using acoustical sealant, take care not to use a bead so large that it protrudes outside the plane of the drywall, preventing the second layer from sitting flat. If speed is an issue, you can omit this step by staggering the seams between the first and second layers of plasterboard. Seal the perimeter after the last sheet of plasterboard is installed.
Cut the end of the tube. Screw on separate nozzle and cut end leaving an opening of 3/8" or more.
Apply Green Glue to the second sheet of plasterboard on a clean, flat surface. Apply the glue in beads in a random pattern across the entire board. Leave a 2–3" border with no Green Glue around the edge of the board. This will allow for better handling of the board. Use 2 tubes per 1.2m x 2.4m sheet.
After applying Green Glue to the back of the second layer, raise the board into position, press the board against the wall or ceiling, and fasten in place using appropriate screws. The Green Glue will squeeze into a thin layer (about 0.5 mm). The second layer must be hung and screwed within 15 minutes to prevent Green Glue from drying before it is in place. Typical screw spacing is 40cm for walls and 30cm for ceilings, but be sure to follow all appropriate local building codes regarding screw type and spacing. Use our Acoustic Sealant to seal the perimeter and around electrical outlets, paying special attention to the crack where the drywall meets the floor.