Originally Posted by TxRado
Very new to the forums and DIY so apologies if this is a redundant thread.
I'd like to execute a painted screen using the mixtures provided in this
thread. But unfortunately I am clueless when it comes to paint and the thread is confusing to a noobie like myself.
Firstly, is everything listed mixed together to create 1 one gallon bucket of paint? Or is used to create two separate paint mixtures; one for base coat and another for finishing coat?
After the separate Reflective Base & Viscosity base are made, they are mixed together. Then a prescribed amount of the Color Components is added in ounce increments. The more darker a screen is desired to be...the more "ounces' of colorant is added.
Also, as you can make note...as the darkness of the Mix increases, the ratio of Reflective elements also increase / change.
I'm confused by the three different categories; color components, viscosity components, reflective base components.
Read what they consist of and that should clear things up.
Also why is the water amount listed in a range of 24-36 oz?
Because varying factors can affect the viscosity of the final "Paint" mix, and enough water must be added to make the paint thin enough to effectively spray easily using the recommended Electric HVLP Guns. Read on...and note that the final correct viscosity is determined by how fast the completed thinned Mix strains through the mandatory Nylon 1 gallon "Sock" Filters.
What would be the best paint mixture for my needs?
I have a room with full control of lighting.
PJ: Epson 8700 UB
You did not include screen size ad Throw distance info, but what with my knowing the PJ quite well, a Silver Fire v2.5 3.0
would be my suggested choice.
*note: Ignore the canvas screen you see in the picture as it belongs to the previous house owner.