How to attach fabric to drywall?

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  1. JayPo

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    Hello all,

    Just a quick question. Before I receive my acoustically transparent fabric from Guilford of Maine (FR 701® - 2100), I was wondering how I would attach it to my painted drywall. Can I just staple it or do I need to use adhesive too?

    TIA.
     
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    I was planning to do the same thing... Yes I was thinking stretching, staples, and glue and additionally some wood moldings to frame it in and give it depth.
     
  3. JayPo

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    Yeah, looking at the "Deadening the front wall" thread, it looks like it might be easier to put up some furring strips and attach the fabric to those.
     
  4. ace peterson

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    DOn't know how your fabric compares to indoor/outdoor carpet. But, I put on a nice even layer of carpet adhesive that I picked up at the homeimprovement store. Spread it around the walls at 8 feet at a time, let it get tacky and put up carpet. No nails, staples, or brads required.

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  5. JayPo

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    Thanks Ace. I'll look into that.
     
  6. Chip_Slattery

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    For GOM you're going to want to go the furring strip route.

    Take a look at this HT construction page for more information and pictures to illustrate the installation.
     
  7. sridhar

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    JayPo,

    Are you using any accoustic absorbers/diffusers between the drywall and the (accoustically transparent) fabric?

    Sri
     
  8. JayPo

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    sridhar,

    If I have to go the furring strip route, then I would probably throw some kind of sound absobant material in there somewhere.
     

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