HT Wall Coverings

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  1. Bill Fletcher

    Bill Fletcher Stunt Coordinator

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    Looking for a recommendation on wall coverings for a home theater I am currently building. Drywall is up (2 layers with insulation behind it).
    I know thick curtains is a good option, but I don't really like the look. Has anything else worked well for you? Textured paint or textured wallpaper?
    How about the ceiling? I was thinking about a stipled finish? Will it help?
    Thanks for any help. Bill
     
  2. David Lange

    David Lange Auditioning

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    Personally, I like plain painted wallboard. I have also used acoustic panels (homebuilt...see my post here: http://hjem.wanadoo.dk/~wai13589/theater.html )
    The fabric for acoustic panels should be heavy so that it gives an unwrinkled look. The upholstery fabrics are good choices. Many colors, textures.
    I think the stipled textures on walls and ceilings looks a little out of date in most cases.
    David
     
  3. DarrinH

    DarrinH Second Unit

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    Go crazy like me and put commercial grade carpet on the walls!
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    Bill,
    I put up trim board around my HT room about 2.5' up the wall. From that trim board up to the ceiling, I covered the walls with a heavy black felt (more like a low pile carpet). I am very happy with the results so far and it sounds excellent. I hung drapes across the entire back wall to cover a big window.
    I am in the middle of the re-vamp so I do not have any pics up on my site yet. I purchased the material at Home Depot.
    I was using some acoustic sound panels I pulled out of an IMAX theater, but found they absorbed too much sound.
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