Green Glue - 5 Gallon Bucket

Green Glue - 5 Gallon Bucket

Green Glue Damping Noiseproofing Compound in 5 Gallon Buckets.

Coverage of 365 sf when used 1 caulking gun loads for each 4' x 4'.

Quantity Discounts start at 2 buckets and up, see details below.

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Price: $309.00
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Weight 45.00 lbs
Quantity Price
2-4 Items $279.00
5-9 Items $262.00
10-26 Items $254.00
27+ Items $234.00

Price is for one 5-gallon bucket of Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound. Special pricing is applied when ordering 2 or more bucket. Please select quantity required and add to cart for pricing (pricing special varies depending on quantity). For full pallets of 27 buckets or more, please contact us at 845-388-1200 or email

Each bucket supplies coverage of approximately 365 square feet of Green Glue, when using two caulking gun loads per each 4’ x 8’ sheet. Bulk Caulking Guns are highly recommended for easy application and available on our site. If you would like to trowel on the Green Glue, we recommend using a 1/8" x 1/8" v-notched trowel, as this should give you the right amount of Green Glue needed. Be prepared to get somewhat less coverage per bucket when using a trowel.

Buckets are in stock and ship free within 1 business day from our facility. As one of the largest distributors of Green Glue you can rest assured that you are receiving factory fresh product. We restock about every 2 weeks. Additionally we ship our Green Glue Buckets from the East and West coast to ensure the fastest shipping time to our customers.

Green Glue Buckets vs. Tubes:

A five gallon Bucket of Green Glue will cover about the same amount as 24 Green Glue Tubes (2 Cases). When including the cost of the bucket applicator, that is a saving of $30. That being the case, when applying 600 square feet or less it is best to stick with the tubes.

On larger projects the savings start to add up and it would seem like a no-brainer to go with the buckets. However our own experience and the feedback from large construction site managers has taught us that saving a few extra dollars is not always the best route to take. The problem is that filling the bucket applicator gun (as wide as you will cut the nozzle) gets tiring and drywall crews want to finish hanging sheet after sheet of drywall. Eventually instead of using 2-3 loads of Green Glue per sheet they start applying only one. The tubes are simpler and neater (the bucket applicator needs the end wiped on the edge of the bucket to avoid dripping) you just cut off the nozzles of a few cases before you begin and you use 2 caulking guns. Additionally you can check and see exactly how many tubes were used.

In conclusion on a job larger than 600 square feet that you are doing yourself or you have steady meticulous workers, you can save money and use the buckets. On very large projects where you have a crew hanging your drywall you may be better off using the tubes and knowing that the job was done right.

For more information about Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound, see Product Data tab on the right.

Click here if you are looking for Cases of Green Glue Tubes.

Product Data

Green Glue Data Sheets:

Click Here to View Green Glue Data and Comparison Test Sheet.

Click Here to View Green Glue Material Data Sheet.

Click Here to View Green Glue Data and Submittal Sheet.

Click Here to View Green Glue STC Ratings in Applications.

Click Here to View Green Glue vs. Mass Loaded Vinyl Testing.

Click Here to View Glue Glue LEED Report.

What is Green Glue:

Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound is used between two or more sheets of commonly specified building materials such as drywall, plywood, and OSB, to reduce the amount of sound transmission between two rooms. Typical applications are for wall, floor, and ceiling assemblies to reduce airborne and impact noise.

Advantages & Features of Green Glue:

  • Fast – Quickly applied with no measuring or troweling needed
  • Easy – Simple to dispense with no specific application pattern necessary
  • Neat - Soap and water cleanup (before drying)
  • Versatile – For use in new construction, remodels, and retrofits
  • Quality - Up to 10 times the performance of competitive products 
  • Proven – Leading manufacturer of soundproofing technologies
  • Trusted – Used by builders, contractors, architects, and DIYers
  • Multi-Purpose – For use in walls, ceilings, and floors in a variety of applications
  • Tested – Independently tested by Underwriters Laboratories for fire safety and environmental impact
  • Safe - Low V.O.C. (see "Product Data" Tab)
  • Pleasant - Low odor
  • Effective – Validated by third-party laboratory testing
  • Sustainable - Can help achieve LEED Certification

Limitations of Green Glue:

  • Must be used between two rigid layers e.g. drywall, plywood, OSB, MDF.
  • Not a sealant or adhesive, therefore fasteners are necessary.
  • Intended for interior use only.
  • Not to be used in conjunction with a construction adhesive.

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Installation Guide

Click here for a printable copy of our Green Glue Bucket Installation Guide.

Green Glue installation is fast and dispenses with very little effort. No measuring or troweling is necessary. Bulk Caulking Guns are highly recommended for easy application and available on our site. Green Glue will not flow off the board during installation. Application time is about 20-30 seconds per tube. It is not necessary to have complete coverage to obtain excellent results.

Important Application Tips:

Green Glue is Sticky: There is nothing harmful about Green Glue, but it is important to warn your installers that it can be tough to clean up, especially after it has dried. Take precautions such as drop cloths and latex gloves when using Green Glue. Take care to remove the Green Glue from unwanted surfaces before it dries. Products that clean well are Avon Skin So Soft Bath Oil©, as well as citrus based solvents and cleaners such as Goof-Off©.

Green Glue Smell: Green Glue has a very slight smell. In the same way that you can smell paint while you are painting a room, you will be able to smell Green Glue as you are applying it. Most installers aren’t bothered by the smell, but it is nevertheless important to keep the room well ventilated to prevent a build-up of smell. Cold temperatures or high humidity will slow drying. Smell will not linger on furniture, clothing or carpeting. Like paint, once dry, the smell will fade. Keep the spent tubes in a plastic bag and remove them regularly.

Recommended Green Glue Coverage: The ideal coverage should be uniform throughout the sheet using 2 tubes. Applying 1 tube of Green Glue per 4’ x 8’ sheet will deliver about 70% of the performance of 2 tubes. Three tubes is optimal per 4’ x 8’ sheet will improve low-frequency performance around the primary resonance. We do not recommend using more than 3 tubes per sheet. If you use too much Green Glue, performance will decline.

Click here to calculate how much Green Glue you need.

Green Glue Drying Time: After applying Green Glue, do not let dry. Apply Green Glue within 15 minutes. Drywall sheets must be screwed together while the material is still wet. Allow Green Glue 30 days of drying time for optimal sound isolation performance. Because it needs to dry, Green Glue must be allowed 7 to 10 days drying time before sound isolation will start to improve. High humidity, cold temperatures and multiple drywall layers could slow the drying time considerably

Step 1:



Hang the first layer of drywall - After hanging the first layer of drywall, it is recommended that you seal the seams between sheets. This can be done with either acoustical sealant or drywall mud. If using acoustical sealant, take care not to use a bead so large that it protrudes outside the plane of the drywall, preventing the second layer from sitting flat. If speed is an issue, you can omit this step and seal the perimeter after the last sheet of drywall is installed.


Step 2:

Installing Green Glue Bucket

Preparing the gun: Using a razor knife or sheet metal snips, cut  3/8” off the end of the nozzle.
When your nozzel is properly cut and placed, pull the back plunger 2-5 times to lubricate the barrel to allow for smoother extraction of the noiseproofing compound.


Step 3:


Installing Green Glue Bucket

With the recoil plunger pushed down against the recoil thumb plate, submerge the orange cone nozzle cap about half-way into the Green Glue. It is not necesssary for the barrel of the gun to come in contact with the glue solution.


Step 4:


Installing Green Glue Bucket

Press the recoil plate down while holding the gun firmly in your hands and pull back on the plunger. Once the plunger stops, your gun is full and contains approximately on tube (29 oz) of Green Glue Compound.Pull the trigger to dipense Green Glue and start soundproofing your panels.


Step 5:


How to Install Green Glue  How to Install Green Glue Bucket

Apply Green Glue to the second sheet of drywall on a clean, flat surface. Placing the drywall on saw horses will help prevent the board from getting damaged or dirty from laying it on the floor.

Apply the glue in large beads in a random pattern across the entire board.

Leave a 2-3” border with no Green Glue around the edge of the board. This will allow for better handling of the board.

Use 2 tubes per 4’x8’ sheet. (1 tube gives about 70% of the benefit of 2 tubes).


Step 6:


How to Install Green Glue

How to Install Green Glue - Figure 5

How to Install Green Glue

After applying Green Glue to the back of the second layer, raise the board into position, press the board against the wall or ceiling, and fasten in place using appropriate screws.

The Green Glue will squeeze into a thin layer (about 0.5 mm). The second layer must be hung and screwed within 15 minutes to prevent Green Glue from drying before it is in place.

Typical screw spacing is 16” oc for walls and 12” oc for ceilings, but be sure to follow all appropriate local building codes regarding screw type and spacing.

Use our Green Glue Noiseproofing Sealant to seal cracks and seams paying special attention to the crack where the drywall meets the floor as this doesn’t get taped and mudded.


DISCLAIMER: Because of the many installation variables beyond our control, Trademark Soundproofing shall not be liable for incidental and consequential damages, directly or indirectly sustained, nor for any loss caused by application of these goods not in accordance with current printed instructions or for other than the intended use. Our liability is expressly limited to replacement of defective goods. Please contact us should any problem arise.

Shipping & Returns
Shipping and Return information is specific to this product page only (not for other products on our site).

  • Material is in stock and ships the same day from our East or West coast facility.
  • Shipping is FREE in the USA (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).
  • Ships FedEx Ground.
  • Overnight and Express shipping is available. Please call us at 845-388-1200.
  • Shipping Time varies. For more information see our Shipping Information page. 


  • Product can be returned up to 60 days, if in brand new condition.
  • Please call or email us to receive an RMA number before returning. No returns will be processed without an RMA number.
  • We will deduct $18.00 per Bucket on all returns to cover our original shipping cost.
  • Return shipping is customer's responsibility. Return address will be provided along with RMA number.
  • If you are shipping via USPS (not recommended) do NOT require signature as we will not be able to pick up your package from local post office facility.
  • Click here for more information on our Return Policy.
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By Mika

from Dallas, TX

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Comments about Green Glue - 5 Gallon Bucket:
Great product, easy to apply and works great
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

By Michelenne

from Las Vegas

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Very good product and timely shipping. Very satisfied.
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By Sophia

from San Jose , ca

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Good product
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Need to apply more to be more effective
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

By Dunner

from Montreal

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Excited to see results!
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Comments about Green Glue - 5 Gallon Bucket:
I am soundproofing my duplex between floors and making a home studio. I have not finished using the product but it applies easily and seems to be already working. I can't wait to find out results when the green glue has cured!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

By Paul

from North bay ca.

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Great product but nothing is perfect.
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I used GG. with mass loaded vinal to reduce sound between floors in an apartment house. This was 75% effective .
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Customers Questions and Answers

1) David: Is it possible to use your green glue/drywall soundproofing method using 100 percent coverage of the green glue? I live in a very humid area and if the layers of drywall arent glued together mold will grow between the sheets and that's a problem you just don't want .

Trademark Soundproofing Reply: Hi David. You can do that using the 5 gallon buckets of Green Glue. However performance will be slightly less than when used with proper coverage of 1 load per every 16 square feet. Keep in mind that when applied and fastened back to the studs the space of the Green Glue between layers of drywall is 5mm

2) Brian: I want to use this between a couple of projects, how long does the material in the bucket stay viable after opening?

Trademark Soundproofing Reply: If you close the lid tightly after use it should last a few months.

3) Denise B: How does one apply this from the bucket? Just brush it on? Does it need to be brushed all over the drywall for it to be effective? How does applying it from the bucket different from the tubes. thank you, Denise

Trademark Soundproofing Reply:

We carry a bucket caulking gun for this purpose. Alternatively you can use a trowel. We recommend a v notched trowel with 1/8" teeth.