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Old 11-26-2012, 10:17 PM - Thread Starter
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What I've got:
- 12x18 room with good light control, though I'd like to build in some tolerance for low ambient light
- Planning seating at 12 & 17 feet
- Guessing screen size around 100-110 (gives me 20" or so top and bottom, 48" center)
- Viewsonic Pro8200, planning to mount it at 14'
- Almost all the ingredients for RS-MaxxMudd 2.1 (have to find the Rustoleum, HD no longer carries it)
- Refurb Graco HV2900 on the way

What I haven't worked out exactly is what I should do for the construction of the screen. I told the builder not to texture that wall, but they did anyway and then sanded it off when I mentioned the oversight. So it's not super smooth. It's been primed with something white-ish, I don't know exactly what. Can I smooth it enough to paint directly on the wall with good results, or do I need to plan on locating a supersize sheet of MDF or something else similar to work with? I'm not leaving this house for at least 5 years, probably 10, so portability is not a concern. Also -- aside from being basically white, is there a particular reason for choosing one primer over another?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:12 AM
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If it's just primed, I'd get the Builder back there and make it his responsibility to re-skim the wall with drywall compound, sand it, and re-prime it for you.

You can go ahead and do the sanding yourself using a medium grit Large Sanding sponge, but since you paid for someone else to do it "right", I'd get at least a little huffy and demand that they make it right.

But that's me...and I'm a veritable terror child with recalcitrant Builders and Contractors who don't do as they are instructed to do, and then expect it to be "acceptable".

"They said it couldn't be done. Well, we sure showed 'em otherwise!"
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