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Quality Inn – Mystic, Connecticut

We approached the General Manger at the Quality Inn about using our soundproof paint on the interior shared walls and eliminate the room-to-room noise problems.

Bill Brown, the acting GM at the hotel and a very experienced executive within the hospitality industry stated the most common complaint among guests at their hotel and other hotels he has managed in the past were related to noise coming through the walls. We informed Mr. Brown that our soundproof paint would be the best available solution for this common problem.

We decided to start with a 2-room mockup so we could demonstrate the effectiveness of our product while providing the before and after sound testing data from an independent acoustical engineer.

We estimated that we would need 20 gallons of product for this 2-room mockup.

Monday, June 26, 2017

8am: We all arrived at the Quality Inn.

This included Jonah Lupton, our founder & CEO, two members of our painting team and the independent acoustical engineer from New England Soundproofing.

9am: We spent 90 minutes prepping rooms #136 and #138.

Monday, June 26, 2017

11am: the acoustical engineer tested the untreated shared wall between rooms #136 and #138.

He determined the current STC rating of the shared wall between rooms #136 and #138 was 42 STC

This is below the Uniform Building Code’s minimum requirement of 45 STC.

Monday, June 26, 2017

1pm: we sprayed the first coat of SoundGuard’s Soundproof Paint at 25-30 wet mils

3pm: we sprayed the second coat of SoundGuard’s Soundproof Paint at 25-30 wet mils

5pm: we sprayed the third coat of SoundGuard’s Soundproof Paint at 25-30 wet mils

We recommend having 1-2 fans and 1-2 dehumidifiers in each room.

Both the fans and dehumidifiers help increase air circulation and speed up the drying process.

Product dries very smooth and evenly.

Odor is minimal and dissipates quickly.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

10am: the next morning we sprayed the top/finish coat, in this case it was “golden fleece”.

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

10am: The acoustical engineer returned to the Quality Inn and retested the treated walls.

He determined the wall’s STC rating had increased to 52 STC.

This is above the Uniform Building Code’s recommended requirement of 50 STC.

Conclusion: SoundGuard’s Soundproof Paint increased the interior shared walls by 10 STC points.