Originally Posted by ididit2
ok, now you've taken something simple (SS) and made it much harder than it needs to be... not to mention a decrease in overall performance from other proven diy apps.
Mebbie sew......but the OP said he already ha SS up on the wall, and that he wasn't satisfied. Said he wanted to retain as much as the Ambient Light rejection qualities as possible (...a needful thing with all those windows and yellow walls...)
Personally, I like the mix you presented....reminds me a lot of my older concoctions like MMud-SE and even more akin to good 'ol RS-MaxxMudd. You've been doing some reading.
1 quart of behr 4850 flat
1 quart of Minwax Polyacrylic Satin (water based)
1 an empty gallon mixing container.
grab the following from michael's art store:
2 - 8 oz. bottles gleams ceramcoat pearl
1 - 8 oz. bottle gleams ceramcoat silver
mix the full quart of behr 4850, 1/2 quart of the minwax, two 8oz. bottles of pearl, and 1 8oz. bottle of silver into the empty gallon bucket.
mix thoroughly. did i mention mix thoroughly?!
Using a Drill Powered Squirrel Cage Mixer is best.
roll or spray. choose your poison.
whether you've got a great screen or mediocre one will almost solely depend on your ability to apply the mix to the medium or substrate of your choice.
technique. technique. technique.
Your best advice yet....but probably lost on the OP at present. I'm betting he Rolled, especially since the screen is "inside". Still to hope is to perchance to dream...eh?
OP, ididit2's suggestion is superior, and only adds Delta Silver Metallic and one other ingredient (Behr 1480 Flat -UPW-) while eliminating the SS itself. But the resulting difference is way over the top, performance wise compared to SS. It's not really difficult at all, and raises the cost by about only $25.00 or so. But as far as it goes, it's technically a virtually neutral Silvery Gray, with at /over 1.3 gain.
In my reckoning, only the "Lite" Silver Fire mixes top it for performance. best of all, it will combat controlled ambient light as good or better than a "lightened" SS, but deliver a much...MUCH better image.
But if you want to stick with the premixed SS, and you have at least a full quart left, you can pile it all together and your end result will still be better with a dash of that Silver in there, replacing the similar amount of SS in the mix.
Thanks for your intercession, ididit2. I've seen you pop in several times recently with good advice. Don't ever be hesitant to do so.