Resilient Channels and finishing drywall
I'm finishing half my basement after being inspired by KUI****G whom I know a lot of you are familiar with and provided such excellent advice to.
Most of the prep work is done and has gone well (except it has taken A LOT longer than I expected - but I never set an end date so that's ok).
I'm using resilient channels (RC) and Roxul in the walls and ceilings to hopefully help with the soundproofing and I'm pretty well ready to start throwing up the the drywall.
I know the challenges around attaching to resilient channels but in the spirit of positive thinking I have convinced myself that with the appropriate prep and care all will be attached correctly.
What I'm really looking for is anyone with experience in finishing baseboards, etc once you've done all the traditional taping, etc of the drywall. If you've used the RC's you know that you are supposed to leave at least 1/4 inch gaps at the sides and top of the drywall (you can't have the drywall butted together or it defeats the purpose of the soundproofing).
Further, these gaps are supposed to be filled with some sort of acoustic sealant (or an equivalent mastik that will always stay flexible) but I can't believe you are expected to just leave it like that, especially the baseboard portion.
But I know funadamentally that in this application you don't want anything BUT the attachment of the RC's to make screw contact with any stud / header / footer.
OK, I admit it - I'm rambling.........so, two questions:
Anybody out there have this type of RC experience and suggestions for giving it a more finished look???
And, the current acoustic sealant I'm using is black and can be a real pain if you accidentally touch it during application (it's a real bugger to get off). Do you have experience with any other caulking type stuff that does/will have the same properties of the acoustic ie. remains flexible, stays in place, etc, BUT is also paintable (if quarter round or something similar turns out not to be a finishing option)
I'll try to be shorter in the future!