did you paint the open ceiling? What kind of paint and is it sprayed on?
joist ceiling from top floor noises?
if your ceilings are too small to add a drop ceiling in the basement to hide it, they make at lowes a variety of options, where you just pin it straight to the ceiling, it doesn't take away from height, hides ductwork.
All paint by Benjamin Moore but exact colors not available
exposed ceiling and would love to do the same in our basement. However, we have a workout room and electric drum set down there. Currently, we get almost no noise upstairs -- presumably due largely to the current drop ceiling. If we remove the ceiling tile, I'm concerned about how much noise will penetrate
in the ceiling and then painted everything white.
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