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Type of paint [message #85213] Wed, 17 May 2017 15:55 Go to next message
chatzy02  is currently offline chatzy02
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Baron
Does the type of paint you use in a particular room affect the room acoustics or is it something that doesn't matter either way?
Re: Type of paint [message #85247 is a reply to message #85213 ] Thu, 25 May 2017 04:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mamoss  is currently offline mamoss
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Viscount
I may not be the best person to answer this but as far as I know, the type of paint doesn't affect the acoustics in any way. The only effect would be if the paint changes the proposity (measure of the void/empty spaces) of the material. Proposity on its own has a great effect on sound. For instance, you'll realize that open pore foams are used as absorbers to damp reflections.
Re: Type of paint [message #85445 is a reply to message #85213 ] Mon, 19 June 2017 16:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lost the Remote  is currently offline Lost the Remote
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It's been a long time since I had physics, but no, paint type won't usually have a measurable effect on acoustics. Now, it might change your perception of the acoustics, but it would be purely psychological.
Re: Type of paint [message #86042 is a reply to message #85213 ] Mon, 04 September 2017 09:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lilbill  is currently offline lilbill
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Well, I suppose that the type of paint doesn't have an effect on the acoustics. I think that the material used matters because different materials absorb or reflect sound differently.
Re: Type of paint [message #87446 is a reply to message #85213 ] Tue, 13 March 2018 12:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kingfish  is currently offline Kingfish
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Paint will affect the acustics, but not in a noticeable way. You are adding something with physical properties to the room, but those properties are negible in this case.
Re: Type of paint [message #87549 is a reply to message #85213 ] Sun, 25 March 2018 21:49 Go to previous message
Elerie90  is currently offline Elerie90
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I can't think of a reason why the type of paint you use would affect your acoustics, at least in any kind of way that would be discernable or even measurable. I haven't been able to find any information saying otherwise, but I could be wrong!

Lost The Remote, I never thought about how the paint color could affect your psychological perception of acoustics. I'm going to have to read up on that one.
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