AVS Club Gold
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Byhalia, Mississippi. Waaaay down in the Bottoms
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First of all I'd like to thank MississipiMan for pointing me in the right direction a couple months ago about painting a screen when he suggested Silver Fire. Thank you MississipiMan!
At the moment my wife was at her last trimester of pregnancy and between work and eventually the arrival of our bundle of joy I just didn't have the time. Also,V2 didn't exist, so now looking in this section of the forum for resuming my research on the project I came across this nice surprise! I just finished reading all 16 pages and after watching what some people have done here I'm a believer!
It will take me some time to get the materials and get it done, but I have to start sometime...the important thing is to finish right?
I have an Epson 8350 and I'm very happy with it. Best value for a 1080p projector ever!! I have a small room, 9.5ft by 11ft and I am shooting an 85" image at a 106" Draper Luma. So there is quite a bunch of screen real estate that I'm not using and is preventing me from putting my wall mounted speakers a little closer together to what they should be. The projector is shelf mounted a couple inches on top of me so throw distance is pretty much seating distance.
I thought about cutting the screen to size and paint it but I'm gonna save that screen for when I move to a bigger house and use the Thrifty White Board Panel from Home Depot that some have used successfully. That way I don't have to worry about tightening the screen with a frame nor the wrinkles that I hate. I love this idea! Perhaps in the future I may even ditch the screen altogether and use a bigger board!
My father has a Wagner sprayer as well so that's covered, but what I'm not sure about is everything else that I can't buy at Home Depot. I live in Puerto Rico, so no Michael's Arts store and I have no idea of where I could get them locally. Anyone knows where I could buy them online?
Anyways, here is what the calculator from projector central says I have:
Yes, I know that I may not really have 44FL!! . If so I guess I would be blind. But Since I'm shooting from such a short distance, even using Cinema mode and bulb in ECO I have a very bright image! Sometimes I feel like I'm watching a really big LCD! So I guess I must have at least 28-30FL! My goal is to make this LCD look closer to a Panny Viera VT30 plasma The room is completely light controlled but would love also to use the PJ with some lights.
I think I should at least use a SF V2 4.0. I like the idea that it has some gain (1.2 is it?) while boosting contrast to infinity and beyond!
So what do you think PB_Maxx/MississipiMan/everybody else? What are your opinions on what I should use? Thanks in Advance.
Not to change the language from the forum here pero soy de Carolina.
Does me good to see the spirit of helping going down between DIY'ers.
Now I have time to leave and go work in a 140+ degree attic,
Well, there is a 115" SF 2.0 screen coming out of it at least.
I'm outta here. If I survive the Fiery Furnace, I'll answer other post this PM.
Materials available at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Dick Blicks, Home Depot, Menards, or most any Artist Supply or Hobby Stores.
*latest update - 6/7/2011
SILVER FIRE V2
(Reflective Base Components)
24 oz. Delta Ceramcoat Pearl #02601
18 oz. Liquitex Basics Silver
8 oz. Liquitex Basics Titanium White (Behr Interior UPW Flat #1850 can be substituted)
1.0 oz to 3.0 oz. Liquitex Basics Gold* - (dependent on type of SF V2 screen selected... in 1/2oz increments)
(SF v2 1.0 uses 1.0oz of Liquitex Basics Gold)
(SF v2 2.0 uses 1.5oz of Liquitex Basics Gold)
(SF v2 3.0 uses 2.0oz of Liquitex Basics Gold)
(SF v2 4.0 uses 2.5oz of Liquitex Basics Gold)
(SF v2 5.0 uses 3.0oz of Liquitex Basics Gold)
24 oz. Minwax Polycrylic - Satin Finish
20 - 30 oz. Distilled or Filtered water**
60ml - filtered/distilled water for rinsing color components from utensils
30ml - Liquitex Basics - Napthol Crimson Red
15ml - Liquitex Basics - Phthalocyanine Green
10ml - Liquitex Basics - UltraMarine Blue
5ml - Liquitex Basics - Cadmium Yellow - Deep Hue
*the 'base' & 'viscosity' components are to mixed separately from the 'colorant' components.
**Graco starts with 20oz. of water mininum. Wagner DD - 24oz minimum. Wagner CS - 30oz minimum.