Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound (Case of 12)

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Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound (Case of 12)

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Green glue soundproofing compound can easily be installed between drywall to diminish sound transfer. This noise proof glue is non-toxic, has no odor and is resistant to mold growth.

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Weight 28 lbs
Size 29 oz. tubes
Weight 28 lbs./case
Coverage 192 sqft. (2 tubes per 4 ft. x 8 ft. sheet)
Quantity Case of 12
STC Rating 51
Availability Usually ships in 1-3 business days

What is Green Glue for Soundproofing?

Green Glue is a non-toxic, low-VOC, visco-elastic, noise proof glue that can be quickly and easily applied between two sheets of drywall, plywood or any commonly used building materials in new construction and remodeling. It effectively reduces noise transfer from one room to another.

If you’ve never heard of green glue soundproofing compound, here’s all you need to know about this amazing, noise reducing building material:

  • It’s non-toxic, low VOC and environmentally friendly.
  • It’s easily and quickly applied between plywood, drywall or other types of building material sheets used in remodeling or new construction.
  • It effectively diminishes sound transfer among multiple rooms in a building, studio or home.
  • It’s really affordable — less than $1 per square foot — and is considered one of the best noise proofing compounds on the market.
  • It doesn’t require troweling or measuring.
  • It has no odor and is resistant to mold growth.

Also, since sound reducing glue is meant to be inserted between two sheets of most building materials, this nifty green glue eliminates the hassle of removing existing floor or wall materials. With a consistency similar to ketchup, one tube of green glue compound can be dispensed in 20 seconds and does not flow or drip off boards during the installation process.

You don’t have to worry about following certain coverage patterns, either. Tip openings of noise proof glue containers are larger than normal (about 3/8”), which facilitates application of green glue without compromising performance. Cleaning up is easy as well — just use soap and water while it’s still wet.

How Does Green Glue Noise Proofing Compound Work?

Just about anything! Besides walls, floors and ceilings, green glue can be implemented during building renovations, building upgrades, new construction, residential and commercial buildings. Since this versatile noise proofing compound is approved for use in all fire-rated assemblies, you don’t have to worry about being noncompliant with building fire regulations.

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We focus on developing solutions-based approaches to even the most complicated acoustics and sound reduction problems. Soundproof Cow understands that no sound issue is the same, which is why we strive to customize solutions designed to address your needs. Our team of acoustic experts, combined with an extensive catalog of the highest-quality soundproofing and sound-enhancing products available, has given us a consistent A+ customer satisfaction rating.

For information about sound reducing glue or for assistance with using any other Soundproof Cow product, give us a call at 1-866-949-9269.

Economical — Costing about 80 cents per square foot, a layer of Green Glue is the most economical sound isolation product around, as well as one of the best.

Ease of Installation — Since Green Glue is intended to be sandwiched between two sheets of building materials such as drywall, it eliminates the need to remove existing wall and floor materials. Because of its thin consistency (like ketchup), a tube of Green Glue can be easily dispensed in 15 seconds. Green Glue will not flow off a board when installing. No specific coverage pattern is necessary to ensure excellent results. No measuring or troweling. A larger tip opening (3/8” opening) can be used to speed application without concern for performance.

Environmentally Friendly — Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound is non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, and very low in VOCs (it’s less than 5 grams per liter/compliant in all 50 states and worldwide). It does not contribute to mold growth and has almost no odor. Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound can be easily cleaned up while still wet with soap and water.

Excellent Flammability Rating — Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound has been validated for use in any fire rated assembly according to the International Building Code. Using Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound will not affect the fire rating of the area to which it’s applied.


Great for:

  • Walls – Gives customers the ability to soundproof walls without removing the existing construction. Green Glue can be used between virtually any rigid building materials to dissipate sound waves.
  • Floors – Can be used to increase the performance of Impact Barrier QT, Proflex 90 and Step Above Soundproofing Underlayment. Green Glue can be added to subfloor assemblies to dissipate vibrations created by “footfall”.
  • Ceilings – A great way to soundproof ceilings with a minimal loss of height. The .5mm thickness of the applied product minimizes clearance issues.
  • New Construction – Easy to use with Quiet Batt Soundproofing Insulation and Isotrax Sound Isolation Systems to increase performance. Green Glue dissipates airborne sound and vibrations making it a viable addition to any soundproofing assembly.
  • Building Upgrades – Adds soundproofing to existing walls and ceilings without demolition. Green Glue is easy to clean and installs over existing construction. This minimizes dust and debris as well as down time.
  • Renovations – Economical way to add soundproofing to walls and ceilings without removing existing construction.
  • Residential – Dissipates both airborne sound and vibrations. Green Glue can be used to minimize sound from room to room or from upstairs to down stairs.
  • Commercial – This material is validated in all fire rated assemblies. It can be used on New or Existing walls, ceiling and floors.

How Green Glue Works:

In a constrained layer damping system, sometimes referred to as CLD, a damping material is sandwiched between two other (usually stiff/center of the “sandwich” is sheared rigid) materials. For example, Green Glue sandwiched between two layers of drywall. Damping occurs when the viscoelastic center of the “sandwich” is sheared.

When bent, shear forces pull and stretch on the damping material. Under these conditions, the unique polymeric construction of Green Glue very efficiently converts this mechanical energy to heat. The vibration energy is not isolated, it’s dissipated and gone.

How green glue works




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After hanging the first layer of drywall, it is recommended to seal the seams between sheets. This can be done with either caulk or drywall mud. If using caulk, 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 (below). If speed is an issue, omit this step and seal the perimeter after the last sheet of drywall is installed.



The above image is Correct – The caulking bead applied to the drywall seam is below the plane of the wall.



The above image is Incorrect – The caulking extends beyond the plane of the wall. This will prevent the next layer of drywall from contacting the first layer and lowering performance.

If using drywall mud, fill the seam and the indentation caused by the tapered edge of the drywall. A perfect finish is not essential, so a single broad swipe with the drywall knife should do. If speed is an issue, omit this step. Just hang the first layer, and move to the second layer.



The above image is Correct – A quick layer of setting type drywall mud is applied below the plane of the wall. This method also increases the area of contact between layers.



The above image is Incorrect – Avoid these types of protruding caulk beads and random spills/smears/drips of mud that extend past the plane of the first layer.

If using mud for the first drywall layer, make the first layer flat, smooth, and free of protruding bits of mud, caulk, or fractures in the drywall that might prevent the second layer of drywall from sitting flat against the first. Filling seams smooth with drywall mud can increase overall contact area and may slightly improve performance over caulk alone.


Acceptable tip openings range from 1/8” to 3/8”. We have researched coverage patterns and bead sizes considerably in our labs and have not found a dramatic difference among various techniques and choices.


The ideal coverage should be uniform throughout the sheet using 1 – 3 tubes.

Applying 1 tube of Green Glue per 4’ x 8’ sheet will deliver about 70% of the performance of 2 tubes. Three tubes is optimal per 4’ x 8’ sheet and will improve low-frequency performance around the primary resonance. We do not recommend using more than 3 tubes per sheet. Using too much Green Glue will cause a decline in performance.






Above image, Yes – Uniform coverage gives desired performance.






Above image, Yes – Leaving 20% of the area uncovered while still using the same amount of Green Glue (1-3 tubes) will result in a marginally thicker film when the two sheets are compressed together. This will slightly improve low frequency behavior at a slight expense to higher frequency performance (the difference is small).


Leaving a 2-3 inch border around the edge of the drywall or building material will allow for carrying the material without getting fingers into the Green Glue.

Leaving this border will not affect sound isolation performance.










After application of Green Glue, use standard drywall screws to fasten the drywall to the studs. Green Glue has been specially formulated to spread the large beads into a thin layer (about 0.5 mm).

It is usually more convenient to apply Green Glue to a loose drywall sheet at floor level (or sawhorses) and then raise the panel. Press the building material against the wall or ceiling and then screw it to the studs.

If installation conditions prohibit Green Glue from being applied at floor level, it is just as effective to apply Green Glue to the first layer of drywall and raise the second sheet of drywall onto the wet surface.


Do not let Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound dry before ‘sandwiching.’ Screw the top sheet of drywall/building material, and ‘sandwiching’ Green Glue, within 15 minutes of Green Glue’s application. Drywall sheets must be screwed together while the material is still wet.

Allow Green Glue 30 days of curing time for optimal sound isolation performance. Because it needs to dry, Green Glue must be allowed 7 to 10 days drying time before sound isolation will start to improve.

High humidity, cold temperatures and multiple drywall layers could slow the drying time considerably.


Take care to remove the Green Glue from unwanted surfaces while wet. Products that clean well are Avon Skin So Soft Bath Oil©, as well as citrus based solvents and cleaners such as Goof-Off©.


Tools Needed: Drill or Screw Gun, Level, Caulk Gun, Tape Measure, Pencil, Chalk Line (for large installs), Utility Knife (for cutting or trimming)


Recommended application is 2 tubes of Green Glue per 4? x 8? area – 2 tubes per standard sheet of drywall. If not under budgetary constraints, utilizing 3 tubes per sheet will improve performance. Each case of Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound covers about 192 square feet, or 128 square feet if used at the 3 tubes coverage rate. Do not use more than 3 tubes per 4? x 8? sheet as performance will actually decline above 3 tubes per sheet.


Green Glue is sticky! There is nothing harmful about Green Glue, but it is important to warn installers that it can be tough to clean up, especially after it has dried. Take precautions such as drop cloths and latex gloves when using Green Glue. Take care to remove the Green Glue from unwanted surfaces before it dries. Products that clean well are Avon Skin So Soft Bath Oil©, as well as citrus based solvents and cleaners such as Goof-Off©.

Green Glue is not odorless. In the same way that a paint odor is present while painting a room, Green Glue has an odor while being applied. Most installers aren’t bothered by the smell, but it is nevertheless important to keep the room well ventilated to prevent a build up of odor. Cold temperatures or high humidity will slow drying. Smell will not linger on furniture, clothing or carpeting. Like paint, once dry, the smell will fade.

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The times I talked with you on the telephone and corresponded through email you have been very helpful and efficient. I would highly recommend to anyone!

– S. Cimino, PA

I have emailed a lot of different manufactures and I have to say your customer service is head and shoulders above all of them. I emailed your company at about 9pm my time and when I woke up the next morning you had already answered my question and then the follow up was a few hours later. I am impressed. Thanks a lot for the quick turn around!

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I just wanted to send a quick thank you for your rapid response and helpfulness. I very much appreciated it. You have been responsive in every way all through the process. It has been a pleasure doing business with you and your company.

– T. Alexander, CA

I just wanted to let you know that in the end, sealing the air spaces on this door worked just fine and took care of the problem.

I really appreciate you taking so much time to share your expertise with me, and in particular recommending I try the simpler solution before investing in more expensive noise barriers. That is a big credit to you and your business.

– Mike

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