Hey gang. I'm about to pull the trigger on the Epson 8500UB, and I'm thinking of painting my viewing wall to maximize the bang for the buck. I reviewed the painting FAQ here, and I must say I'm quite impressed at the level of detail and organization. Thanks!
I had a few questions. First, the details. The wall is 110" diagonal, throw distance is around 14 feet. There can be a good deal of ambient light due to an opened room and some windows, etc. Black-out blinds aren't an option, so if the moon is bright, there is some ambient light. I kind of like being able to see where my beer is anyway. I don't bother watching during the day so it works out for me.
Oh, and the wall is textured (spackled) drywall. Since I'm way too lazy to put up a screen, sanding the wall down is totally
off the radar! Besides, I've been using a 10-year old project for years on the wall in its current incarnation, with light blue/white paint, so anything will be perceived as a huge upgrade.
According to a review on Projector Central
, this PJ can put out 637 lumens in calibrated THX mode, and 1602 to 1835 lumens in its more insanely bright modes.
So given the rough texture of the wall, the ambient light, the size of the image, and the lumens of the projector, I have come up with this:
* Behr Premium Plus Interior Flat #1050
* ~N8 tinted
* Buy a $60 Wagner Control Spray for even spraying
* Put a bunch of coats on to mitigate the texture of the wall
What do you guys think? Also, in the painting FAQ that shows comparisons of gray and white paints
, there was mention of polyurethane and silver metallic addition to the paint and it seemed to be like a no-brainer to make these additions, but I couldn't find any info on this in the FAQ. Can someone please clarify what these additions are, etc?
Thanks a bunch!