A Step By Step Guide – Sound Deaden And Insulate Your Van

Welcome to a step-by-step guide on how to sound deaden and insulate your van with VanPimps. These steps, if done correctly will make a massive difference to your van.

If you are looking for some handy tips and advice on the world of sound deadening or insulation, take a read below.


tools you will need

Stanley Knife

Measuring Tape

Cutting Board

Step 1 - Prep & clean the van ready for application

Sweep, wipe down and clear the interior metal panels to ensure that there is no dirt, dust or glue left inside the van. This will ensure that the sound deadening and insulation will be applied to maximum effect.

If you are applying our PRO range in the winter or below 10° we advise on heating up the adhesive glue with a hairdryer or a heat gun. This will help to improve the adhesion when applied to the bare metal.


The first piece of material you will need to apply to the interior metal of your van is sound deadening. We recommend using either our PRO™ Vibro 2mm Van Sound Dampening Sheets or PRO™ Premium Van Sound Dampening Sheets.

When it comes to cutting them down to fit into the middle of the specific panel, less is more! We recommend covering at least 20% of the panel in order to reduce any vibrations or noises just on their own.

PRO™ Vibro 2mm Van Sound Dampening
PRO™ Premium Van Sound Dampening

As this product is a cut, peel and stick application; before peeling the backing off make sure that you offer the sheet or piece of roll up to the area of the van. The reason for this is that it is easier to cut and change when the adhesive isn’t sticking to the cutting board.

To install the sound-dampening, simply press it down from left to right so that you can iron out any creases whilst you are applying it.

Once pressed down, in order to ensure maximum adhesion we recommend using our PRO™ Van Insulation Application Roller.



The next stage is to increase the sound and heat capabilities of the vehicle by applying another layer. For this job, we advise on using either our PRO™ Rubber Foam Foil. This particular rubber foam foil can be applied to the interior of any vehicle and is super flexible.

The installation couldn’t be any simpler, with an easy cut-to-length and self-adhesive backing. Simply fit our PRO™ Rubber Foam Foil directly to the sound deadening you have installed previously, whilst also covering the entirety of the metal panel. This effectively absorbs and reduces noise, whilst providing a high level of sound and heat insulation properties.

Again, you can ensure maximum contact with the space using PRO™ Van Insulation Application Roller.

PRO™ Rubber Foam Foil
PRO™ Rubber Foam Foil


Lastly, the final stage is to install our PRO™ 50mm Fleece Van Void Insulation. This layer will fit on top of the already existing insulation that you have installed. We also recommend stuffing this product into the cavities and in between panels.

It can simply be cut using a stanley knife for straight-edge cuts or it can also be torn apart. When installing you will see that the void fill falls forwards if there is no metal panel to keep it upright. This can simply be rectified by applying some spray adhesive to make a solid contact.

PRO™ 50mm Fleece Van Void Insulation
PRO™ 50mm Fleece Van Void Insulation


PRO™ 15mm Van Acoustic Wave Foam

In order to complete the job properly by reducing road noise further; we recommend installing our PRO™ 15mm Van Acoustic Wave Foam.

Designed to dissipate and absorb noise with ease and is a simple cut, peel and stick fitment thanks to the strong self-adhesive backing. Overall, the acoustics will become much more crisper and the vehicles already existing stereo systems will be enhanced.

PRO™ 15mm Van Acoustic Wave Foam
PRO™ Combo 7mm Van Sound Deadening Foam

PRO™ Combo 7mm Van Sound Deadening Foam

Boost your vehicle’s acoustic and thermal insulation further with our PRO™ Combo 7mm Van Sound Deadening Foam. This handy accessory has been developed with an advanced combination of deadening sheets and foam.

Perfect for applying on all vehicle doors or as a second layer on top of your sound-dampening materials.