Originally Posted by mostau
I took you up on your advice and did one more coat with the rest of the paint. It looks pretty good!
That pretty good news. No footsteps coming up stealthily from behind this time.
How long should I let the screen dry before I attempt to pull off the painters tape? I don't want any damage during that stage and I'm a little nervous.
I remove tape / plastic as soon as the sheen is off the paint (30% dry) Dried edges can peel, you only have to worry about sloppily removing your masking when it's still fresh.
Pull the Taped edge up/down/ and away from the side of the respective edge. The object is to pull away from the edge so you cannot have any semi-dry / died Paint pull into the desirable areas.
When the paint is fresh, you can actually just peel the tape/plastic away in quick motions that in the least still avoid having the dusty or/wet tape-plastic contact the freshly painted screen surface.
Once it's dried to any real degree, you MUST
use the pull "up & away from" method.
Never ever pull straight out, or heaven help you, down and in toward the screen area.
Am I being clear enough on the point?
Any suggestions about mounting the velvet on the wall? I was thinking thin black Velcro.
Is it to be just the velvet? If I was a'doin it, I'd wrap cut pieces of 1/8" Hardboard with the Velvet, and finish nail those nice, smooth, easily done sheets into place. They can be pried off easily if needed without ever affecting their cosmetic appeal too.
You have some acreage to cover...make the job easy for yourself. The factory edges of Thrifty White hardboard, when wrapped and then butted together, make for a invisible joint, so no worries there either.
Just do it......'nuff said.
Lastly do you know of any really long cable raceways that stick to the wall?
Well they all are "Sectional" in design. Is this for the HDMI / AC to the PJ?
A exposed Raceway in that beautiful room with magnificent Screen?
Somebody slap me! Then somebody get a Rope! .........and not for me!
Thanks for all your help. I can't imagine how many defects there would have been without your advice
After reading the last question, the only defect that matters is the one I think my heart just developed.
If there ever was a reason to considered wireless transmission of HDMI via a 900-1000 mhz system, this is one.
But if AC 110 is involved, I'm seriously considering showing up there, dicing a transit line in the ceiling, pulling the needed cables, inserting a "cut to shape" plug of new drywall into that transit cut, applying Mesh tape, and 30 minute Mud 2 times over 4 hours, and then priming and repainting.
Gosh, that would take all of 6-7 hours total, and when I'm done, you'd never know it happened....unit you realized you didn't need a raceway because what should have been done beforehand got none anyway in no time flat.
Better still.....YOU do it. And let's hear no more talk of frick-frockin' Raceways.
Of course, if the Raceway is for something other than HDMI / Power, then S'cuse Meeeeeeee....and disregard the previous admonishing. I was insane at the moment.