2nd May 2012
Lives for gear
So what we are now talking about is an existing wall assembly that is on the edge as far as isolation levels go.
Not looking for any huge gains here - just a small push to move things along.....
These are walls that already have the benefit of the sealing of the drywall that can be gained by using paint.
Once a wall has the sealer/prime coat of paint applied there is no benefit to additional layers of paint - but I firmly believe there is benefit to this product - which is really much more than a coat of paint regardless of what an analysis of the raw ingredients might be.
It is not just the raw ingredients - it is how those ingredients are combined.
For example - you could not walk into an paint store and walk out with a can of paint (water based or otherwise) that you could apply in the manner that you apply this product, paint would simply run down the wall and you would have huge puddles of paint covering the floor.
In addition - this is not a "typical" mixture of water based paints (regardless of what is stated in the free online encyclopedia.)
I looked (just for comparison) at both the Glidden and Sherwin Williams lines of paints (not an exhaustive inspection of all of their paints - just a random check because I have other things I need to do) and did not find any with the same chemical composition as this product.........
I am not an easy person to convince of anything - and I am still waiting to see the actual test data - however - this product - based on what I have seen - is much more than a simple coat of paint that achieves the sealing of the pores that John was referring to.......
I can see no applications where I would use it for either recording studios or new construction.
However, that is not the same as saying it has no value.