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Q. How can I attach acoustic foam to the wall?

Gluing acoustic foam to walls can be impractical, which is why Paul White hit on the idea of gluing old CDs to the foam and using those to hang the foam on nails or hooks. The dog is, reportedly, not essential to the process...Gluing acoustic foam to walls can be impractical, which is why Paul White hit on the idea of gluing old CDs to the foam and using those to hang the foam on nails or hooks. The dog is, reportedly, not essential to the process...

I have bought some Auralex LENRD bass traps and I wondered if anyone at SOS has had any success fixing them to a soundproof plasterboard wall/ceiling without them dropping off in a matter of minutes! Any help would be much appreciated.

Ray Parkes

SOS Reviews Editor Chris Korff replies: Auralex sell their own brand of spray-on adhesive (there may be a cheaper alternative, but I'm afraid I can't remember what type of glue it is!), and as you'd expect it works very well. But depending on where you want to fix the foam it might actually work rather too well; you won't be able to peel the foam off the walls again without destroying the foam and the paintwork!

Our very own Editor In Chief Paul White came up with an ingenious solution that he's used in a number of our Studio SOS visits: he uses the adhesive to attach old CDs to the foam, and then uses the holes in the centre of the CDs to hang the foam on nails or hooks, just as you would with a picture frame. That way you can always move the foam to another location if needed.

Published November 2019