Paintables™ absorptive acoustic panels include a collection of exciting shapes that can be used as ceiling clouds, baffles or wall panels to reduce reverberation and improve intelligibility.
Paintables™ absorptive acoustic panels include a collection of exciting shapes that can be used as ceiling clouds, baffles or wall panels to reduce reverberation and improve intelligibility. The unique shapes and sizes open the door for architects, designers and installers to present clients with creative solutions that are bold, yet architecturally pleasing.
Cloud Paintables include the circular Cirrus™, the hexagonal Hexus™, and the square Altos™. Each style is available in 36″ (91cm) and 48″ (120cm) versions, and are 1.5″ (3.8cm) thick. All panels are made from high-density glass 6lb per cubic foot (96 kg/m³) glass wool for exceptionally even absorption, and each is completely encapsulated in micro mesh with resin hardened edges. Cloud Paintables are factory finished in Absolute White latex on all sides and are ready for mounting. Unique to their design is a proprietary textured surface that enables one to lightly spray paint the panels on-site to match the décor without affecting acoustical performance.
Installation is easy. The included Helix™ cloud anchors and SlipNot™ suspension cables allow the cloud panels to be suspended horizontally from the ceiling in spaces such as restaurants, lobbies, gymnasiums or any other space where unobtrusive acoustic treatment is desired. Cloud Paintables can also be wall mounted using Surface Impalers or installed as vertically hanging baffles using Corkscrew™ anchors (sold separately). As with all Primacoustic panels, Cloud Paintables are laboratory tested for acoustic performance as well as fire safety, achieving the most stringent Class-A/1 rating in North America and Class-B in Europe, making them safe for use in all types of installations. Each Cloud Paintables kit includes two high-density glass wool panels and all hardware required for mounting as horizontal suspended clouds. Additional hardware for wall/baffle mounting sold separately.
Ceiling clouds by nature are absorptive acoustic panels that are suspended horizontally from the ceiling. The space between the ceiling and the panel enables the cloud to absorb sound energy from the floor via the exposed visible panel surface while also absorbing energy that reflects off the ceiling into the back side. This doubles the absorptive performance in the voice range and increases bass absorption due to the air space acting like a bass trap.
What makes the Paintable Clouds unique is their ability to be lightly spray painted on-site to color match the room esthetics. Paintables come factory painted in Absolute White latex. Latex, is of course a breathable paint that does not harden. So long as the paint surface is not overly saturated, the acoustical properties remain unchanged.
Installing Paintable Clouds horizontally is done with eyehooks screwed into the ceiling and suspending the panels using Primacoustic SlipNot™ aircraft cable and hook assemblies. These snap to the Helix™ screw-in anchors and are fully adjustable.
Paintable Ceiling Baffles
Primacoustic Cloud Paintables can also be used as baffles. A baffle is also suspended from the ceiling, but in this case, in a vertical fashion. When suspended this way, acoustic energy from the direct signal path and from the ceiling reflection is absorbed by the panel. The results are further improved when the panel is suspended near a wall as the sound reflecting off the wall surface and wall ceiling reflection is also absorbed. Ceiling baffles are considered by most acousticians to be the most efficient absorptive devices.
Used as a baffle, Cloud Paintables are ideally suited for spaces that have high ceilings such as cafeterias, arenas and gymnasiums. The low profile Saturna (30cm/12″ x 120cm/48″) is offered as an alternative for venues with low ceilings. Baffles are also mounted using the same eyehook and SlipNot approach, only here, a Primacoustic Corkscrew™ anchor is employed that is deeply embedded for secure mounting.
Using The Decorative Panels on Walls
Just like any Primacoustic Broadway panel, these decorative Paintable Clouds can also be used on walls. The various shapes provide the installer with architecturally interesting options that can be painted to add sparkle to any room. Sound energy is absorbed by the panel as it penetrates the front surface. When the panel is positioned high, near the ceiling joint, a corner is created that increases the absorptive performance. The panel is affixed to the wall surface using Primacoustic Surface Impalers.
The Cirrus, Hexus and Altos are available in 36″ and 48″ diameters while the rectangular Saturna comes in 12″ x 48″ and 24″ x 48″ sizes.
- Finished in Absolute White, may be painted to suit décor
- High performance ceiling clouds in various shapes
- Aesthetically pleasing designs fit in any room
- Easy to install, eliminate echo to improve intelligibility
Cloud Paintables™ are a collection of shaped acoustic panels that can be used as ceiling clouds, baffles or wall panels to reduce reverberation and improve intelligibility. The unique shapes and sizes allow architects, designers and installers to come up with creative solutions that are bold and architecturally pleasing.
The range includes the circular Cirrus™, the hexagonal Hexus™ and the square Altos™, each available in 36” (914mm) or 48” (1219mm) diameters. Panels are constructed from 1.5” (38mm) thick high-density 6lbs per cubic foot (96 kg/m³) glass wool for exceptionally even absorption across all frequencies. Paintables are completely encapsulated in micromesh with resin-hardened edges, and are factory finished on all sides in Absolute White™ latex. Unique to their design is a proprietary textured surface that enables one to lightly spray paint the panels to match room colors and décor without affecting performance. All panels have been tested for fire safety according to ASTM E84, CAN/UL S102 and EN 13823 for use in installations worldwide. 2 panels per box with mounting hardware.
|Core Material||Formed, semi-rigid inorganic glass fibers, 6.0 lbs pcf (96 kg/m³)|
|Fabric Facing||Glass wool tissue micromesh sealed with water based latex paint|
|Mounting||Helix™, SlipNot™, Eye-Hook and Drywall Anchors included|
|Recycled Content||Up to 40%|