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Well, after reading all 26 pages .. and another 6 in a related thread, I think I'm informed enough to ask a few questions. I'm new to front projectors having just purchased a Sony HW-40ES which I've installed in my finished basement 'media room' which it light controlled and has dark carpet, taupe walls, and the center section of the ceiling is dark taupe. Currently projecting from about 13.5' onto dark taupe painted wall and picture looks pretty good so far even in eco low light mode. I've purchased some 1/2" lightweight MDF which I've modified so I can get about 105" diagonal and will mount a couple of inches from the wall to give a floating look and maybe some LED backlighting. The use is primarily TV watching with a small amount of movie watching. Hopefully that will provide some background for my questions.
1. I will be rolling the MDF so LL appears to be my only choice. But, this appears to be ok since LL is good for low to medium ambient light. However, it also says it's for lower lumen projectors and although I'm no expert, I've read that others consider the HW-40ES to be a 'light canon' even in ECO light mode with my 'smaller' screen size. I also don't plan to use it for 3D either ... so with a gain of 1.3, is LL going to be make it too bright? If so, is there a better alternative?
2. In the RS-MaxxMudd LL v.2.1 formula, why is there a blank line between the first 3 ingredients and the last two? Most posts seem to suggest that you mix all 5 ingredients together before starting with the first coat .. but I've seen some posts talk about a couple of posts talk about putting on a couple of coats of the Behr before putting on the LL mix. Maybe they were just using the Behr as primer. And since the Behr seems to be sold now with a primer included, does that mean I can skip priming with Kilz (or alternative) .. or maybe do a few primer coats with Behr before using the rest of it to make the LL mix?
3. My wife is extremely sensitive to chemical smells .. especially any oil-based stuff but I see that most of the main ingredients are water-based and the Behr paint 1050 and 1750 are now both low odor, zero VOC and the Minwax and Rustoleum Metallic accents are both reportedly low odor ...which is good. But I don't see any info on the Liquitex .. is it quite smelly? If so, I may have to wait for spring and take the whole thing outside.
Great thread BTW .. MM and PB are a fabulous resource with knowledgable explanations about paint properties that at some times I even have trouble following .. but the results seem to speak for themselves.
And if I can contribute a small piece for other Canadians on here .. I've found that the Rustoleum Metallic Accents - White Pearl can be found at Home Hardware online if not in the stores. Not cheap but it's a source.
Thanks in advance.
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