Well, over the weekend I was able to "getter done". I learned how to use the no-name sprayer, which I was very impressed with, and spray the screen with RS-MM V2.1 in one day. By the time I masked it off and made a plastic tent, it was a pretty long day, but I got it done.
I started off with my attempt at two duster coats. I had the gun too close, but made up for it by going way too fast. Coverage was sparse, so I went back over it again, for a total of 2 coats. The result was very even, as I made sure to overlap plenty.
While it was drying, I scoured this site for spraying tips and found this helpful thread with pictures: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1291131
Next I put down 3 heavier coats, allowing each to dry about 2 hours. Finally, I put down 2 duster coats with the gun around 20" from the screen. It was after midnight at that point, so I went to bed.
The next day we tried it out and were very pleased. My wife was very impressed with the picture. Zero hot spotting or other issues. Looks perfect.
I wanted to express my thanks to MM for walking me thought this project. Without this thread there is no way I attempt this screen, and would be settling for a much smaller, more expensive screen.
If I were to make a suggestion, it would be a sticky link with detailed instructions on the mechanics of spraying with an HVLP sprayer. Something like this:
1) Getting paint thinned correctly.
2) Distance and Rate to lay down the various coats.
3) Dry time recommendations
4) When to clean the gun
5) How much paint it takes
I was able to find the info, but searching was tedious. All the info in one spot would be very handy. Thanks again MM, you are da man!