My garage is storage and a workshop. I have a projector in our "formal" living room (I use that term loosely) and another that I use outside. For the indoor projector, I just built a 98" screen using Formica laminate. I had a couple of sheets left over from a job so I built a frame, covered it with 1/4" plywood and glued the Formica to it. It actually looks pretty good. At some point, I will paint it using one of the Silver Fire formulas. From what I can see, they are they way to go. As an experiment, I tried some paint I found through the forum here (it was a manufactured paint) and it didn't work for me like it did on the mfg's website. I also tried Behr Silver Screen. For a quick and easy screen, it looked good (at $17/qt it was cost effective as well). There are pics posted in the Screen section under digital1 crystal screen paint. Of the two, the Behr would be my choice, strictly on a cost vs return basis. Neither would compare to Silver Fire. To answer your question directly, in my case, a garage screen would be laminate, solely based on ease of care (I create lot's of sawdust), but the indoor screen will eventually become a Silver Fire screen. That was a long way to go to get a short answer, wasn't it?