Acoustic sealant can normally be used in a caulking gun.
Acoustic sealant is a type of sealing agent used to help minimize the entry or exit of sound from an interior space. Sealants of this type are often used to fill small spaces along the floor and ceiling lines of walls, areas around ducts for heating and cooling systems, and open spaces around utility and electrical boxes. An acoustic sealant can be used in virtually any environment, from a home to a factory.
Most acoustic sealants look a lot like any type of caulking that would be used to seal a crack in some type of masonry or laminated rock. The product is often sold in tubes that can be fitted to a caulking gun relatively easily, making it possible to easily unload the product. The difference with this type of sealant is that the product can be used with any type of building material or metal, and contains ingredients that help to muffle the sound and fill the open space.
A good quality acoustic sealant can be used when installing a new drywall in a home or office. The compound can be applied at the points where the laminated rock panels are joined, as well as along the floor and ceiling joints, where finishing is added to provide a finished look to the space. When applied according to the directions for use, the sealant helps fill small open areas and not only helps minimize the intrusion of sounds from other areas, but also makes it easier to heat and cool the space with less energy output.
Many of the acoustic sealant products on the market today are formulated so that they do not harden over time. As they remain somewhat flexible, it is relatively easy for the products to be used in environments where there is some sort of expansion and contraction as the seasons change. This property makes the sealant ideal for use in heating and cooling ducts and cold air returns, as well as other materials that may swell and shrink slightly with changes in temperature and humidity, as the seal will not crack during these changes.
Acoustic sealant can be used in a variety of commercial environments, from recording studios to nightclubs and even resort hotels. Essentially, in any environment where there is a need to control the transmission of sound from one room to another, this type of product can increase the comfort and privacy of anyone occupying the space. When applied correctly, acoustic sealant lasts for years before there is a need to reapply the substance.