Originally Posted by CaptJosh
Excellent. Thank you for your info. I'm still messing with the paint options at this point. I have a panel I did with Golden Acrylics N8, and it is quite nice. I'm still questioning if metallic component of any sort is needed.
Personally speaking from experience, the correct use of metallic content almost always lends a noticeable improvement....if the end result is one that exhibits a positive gain without undue artifacts (speckles &/or sparklies)
But having a high contrast, high lumen beamer of a PJ can render the need for metallics moot under many circumstances and situations.
You should still consider that any paint containing metallic content will always suffer more potential for issues if rolled instead of sprayed. So if metalic content is chosen....you should be spraying.
The balance between gain and the depth of Gray of the surface can mean a vibrant image with a perceived boost on contrast...or a duller image with crushed whites and blase colors. The great equalizer is the PJ's own potential to drive past any roadblocks a Gray surface sets into place, or one having the need to forgo Gray...and ambient light viewing potential because gain is all important to compensate for a decided lack of lumen output.
You have light control
Your screen isn't all that large.
You have a high resolution PJ w/DLP rendered Contrast.
(I still am trying to determine why you need a curved screen...especially if the aspect ratio doesn't translate into being 2.35:1)
In my honest opinion, a N8 Neutral Gray is your Huckleberry, especially if you stick to your guns about rolling.
Be advised the general consensus on this Forum is that a simple neutral Gray properly applied usually does the best job of providing a "Open Window" effect. That is to say that under use, you forget there is even a screen in use.