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post #1 of 4 Old 02-24-2012, 04:15 PM - Thread Starter
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Finally! after about a year I have moved to my new home. I was at first going to invest in building a dedicated HT rooms but I no longer have the resources to do so....at least for now . In the living room theres a custom made console for an old tube tv......house was build in 2007....imagine that lol. My wife and I were thinking about tearing it down but then I got an idea! I want to cut a hole inside of it, strip the ugly brown plaint and stain it with a nice dark red mahogany. The hole in the center is suprisingly near 16:9. it measures 57' high and 95" across. I think that gives enough space for a 105"-110" screen. I plan on having the inside walls covered with black velvet in order to get a good picture. The projector is going to be about 13" away from the screen.

Questions-
What materials do i need to paint the screen ?

What type of material do I use for the screen? plywood Sheetrock etc...

What size screen should i go for? Projector- Sony vpl-vw70

Need help finding a mount! (less than $40 if possible!)

Screen paint -silver fire v.2?

need help!!!!!!!!!!!
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the current favorite substrate for painting is sintra/komatex. i just finished a screen painting with komatex

use projectorcentral calculator to see what screen size is supported by your projector.

i just bought this atdec mount for my epson 8100. very solid and sturdy built. i know it's over $40 but you get what you pay for. if you want a budget mount, get one of those monoprice mounts.

http://www.amazon.com/Atdec-TH-WH-PJ...0136868&sr=8-2

i am sure MM and/or maxx will jump in with paint advise pretty soon.
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Read the MaxMudd thread for paint ideas. Can't go wrong with it.
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Read the MaxMudd thread for paint ideas. Can't go wrong with it.

That's a real good shot of advice!

The Sony isn't much of a Light Cannon, being only 800 Lumens max, so RS-MaxxMudd LL is definitely called for.

It's also roll-able...but spraying will elicit the very best results. It also has the gain you will need so much.

Check with either a Local Plastic Sheeting Supplier (Piedmont or Larid) or a Local Sign making Shop for either Sintra or Comatex.

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