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Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:26 pm
by Elephone
Anyone tried using plus-sized ladies tights to keep the fibres from straying? Just an idea.

Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:29 pm
by Elephone
Sam Spoons wrote:I used dust sheets on the back if my panels and it works pretty well. As James says it doesn't look as nice as Cara though and it is not quite as easy to use for some reason.

I presume you mean cotton fibre dust sheets? But there's cotton twill, cotton calico, cotton canvas, laminated cotton, rayon, and Bolton twill.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cotton-Dust- ... 1195033497?

Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:08 pm
by James Perrett
I used the cotton twill dust sheets as that's what they sold in Screwfix. Nowadays I'd go to Toolstation who are usually cheaper for most things (their dust sheets are roughly the same price as that Ebay listing which is £3 cheaper than Screwfix).

Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:34 pm
by Sam Spoons
Elephone wrote:
Sam Spoons wrote:I used dust sheets on the back if my panels and it works pretty well. As James says it doesn't look as nice as Cara though and it is not quite as easy to use for some reason.

I presume you mean cotton fibre dust sheets? But there's cotton twill, cotton calico, cotton canvas, laminated cotton, rayon, and Bolton twill.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cotton-Dust- ... 1195033497?

I used these https://www.diy.com/departments/diall-cotton-dust-sheet-l-3-67m-w-2-74-m/1650661_BQ.prd?utm_source=google_cpc&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=PX_GSC_Surfaces_+_Generic&ppc_type=shopping&ds_kids=92700029904929509&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-sjPjuXe3gIVQ7DtCh0MtQK0EAQYASABEgLsJvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:43 pm
by Elephone
Thanks. I do think nylon tights might be a good underlay as an extra precaution to prevent fibres straying (as well PVA spray), especially if the panels are in your living space, above a couch or bed.

Incidentally, to apply the PVA, should I water it down to about 1 part PVA to 5 parts water and put it in a spray bottle?

Thanks

Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:39 pm
by Mixedup
Upholsterers bottoming fabric also works well enough. Ditto hessian/burlap, which can be cheap if bought in bulk on a roll.

Though with lots of these 'alternatives' to commercial acoustic cloth, you might want to check the credentials for fire safety...

Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:47 pm
by Elephone
Sorry to be totally useless... but does it have to be PVA glue to bond the fibres? I don't want to balls it up by getting the wrong consistency. Won't an aerosol carpet spray glue do the trick? Otherwise, how do I mix PVA with water? Does it need meths or alcohol to be added?

Thanks

Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:56 pm
by Sam Spoons
PVA is water based, just dilute with water. The dilution will depend on which PVA you buy, the correct ratio is usually on the container (it’s not super critical though).

Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:56 pm
by Elephone
Sam Spoons wrote:PVA is water based, just dilute with water. The dilution will depend on which PVA you buy, the correct ratio is usually on the container (it’s not super critical though).

Just wondering... in hindsight... wouldn't hairspray have been better than diluted PVA to bind the stray fibres?

Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:41 pm
by Martin Walker
Elephone wrote:
Sam Spoons wrote:PVA is water based, just dilute with water. The dilution will depend on which PVA you buy, the correct ratio is usually on the container (it’s not super critical though).

Just wondering... in hindsight... wouldn't hairspray have been better than diluted PVA to bind the stray fibres?

I hope you jest Elephone - can't think of a more flammable solution :o :shock:

Diluted PVA worked wonders on my traps :thumbup:


Martin

Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:15 pm
by Elephone
I thought that was the propellant. So people are walking about with flammable hairdos? Wow.

Re: DIY Home/Studio Acoustic Treatment Tutorials

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:58 pm
by Sam Spoons
Apparently dried hairspray residue is more flammable than human hair, but, reading between the lines, not much........ The propellent is, undoubtedly, pretty dodgy stuff in the presence of a naked flame (being as how it is alcohol.....).

https://www.chemaxx.com/Hairspray_fire.htm