Originally Posted by memphisanid
Another thing I would recommend is calling all of the Sign shops in your area and checking the price they can get it for. Remember to ask for another brand such as Komotex or any other Expanded PVC board to see if they have a lower price.
Yeah...and ask Laird the same question. The price you received is Retail...way out of line IMO
3mm is something that is fraught with added concerns and considerations. It's too thin to accept any adhesive except the thinnest, most evenly spread variety, and it cannot be hung around the edges only without the center bowing out. And as mentioned above, you have to adhere the 6mm to the wall with adhesive if you want the maximum screen size possible from a 10' x 5'er. If just the ends are screwed in place, it's still possible to get a slight bow at center. Adding some daubs of adhesive takes care of that..
I always suggest instead that a "ledge-board" be mounted on the wall, and the Sintra be placed up using "ONLY" adhesive. In that manner, and when the adhesive is dry, you just remove the "ledge" and apply your trim over the existing screw holes.
( I usually use a piece if MDF Trim I have bought for the Wrapped Trim as my ledge. Any screw holes are covered by the Velvet anyway...)
You can simply "Butt" the Trim edges against the side edges of the Sintra. If you leave 2" extra material at each end for screwing to the wall, the Trim must overlap that area and that will result in the end pieces of trim sitting 6mm higher than the long horizontal Trim pieces.
Now that can be corrected by using small cut pieces of the trimmed Sintra to shim out the edge areas around the Screen, so that all the Trim is sitting evenly on all sides. Be sure to use such around all sides of each corner as the Corners must both meet and be flat and even for a great looking, virtually invisible union..
Granted, screwing up each end does make being sure the Sintra stays up against the wall, but as stated, a little adhesive placed in the center of the screen wall goes a long way to effect a certain "Flat lay".
BTW...where is your "area"? Rarely, some locations do have substantially higher pricing...but even with that....from what you mentioned it seems like someone at that Laird branch is sending their Kids to College on your budget.....