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As the title says I own a Benq W1000 and I'm looking for paint suggestions. The room has ambient light coming from basically every direction due to the open layout of the house.

At night with the matte white screen the picture is amazing.

During the day, I do have a good deal of light control but with little ones running around a good amount of light needs left on to prevent them from hurting themselves. I play games and watch movies of all types on the screen. Darker games and movies are almost impossible to watch/play during a bright day.

I own an air compressor sprayer that makes a huge mess. I would be happy to hear suggestions on how to use this better. I am fairly good with a roller so any paints that would give good results with a roller are a plus.

If a hvlp is a must then I will buy one.

For those who aren't familiar with this projector it puts out a ton of light.

Thank you for any and all suggestions.

Edit: The screen is a FAVI 100" claimed 1.3 gain matte white washable.

I will post before/after photos to hopefully help those who see this thread in the future...
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Well, not many suggestions coming in so let's give options and see if anyone has advice based on this selection...

1)Valspar exterior paint(tinted universal gray) + minwax polycrylic + pearl + metallic silver

2)Silver Fire v2.5(suggested tint{sorry if wrong term})

3)muddmaxx(looks like SF is much better for my situation)

4)none of the above(please suggest alternative)

I think I will end up spraying with whatever option I do.
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Well, not many suggestions coming in so let's give options and see if anyone has advice based on this selection...

2)Silver Fire v2.5(suggested tint) 4.0

I think I will end up spraying with whatever option I do.

To achieve the best possible finish without real potential for error, the oft suggested Gracco 2900 HVLP is the preferred choice, with a 1.5mm Needle assembly replacing the 2.0 mm "Stock" needle.

When spraying onto a Mfg Screen, you want to absolutely make sure your laying down multiple coats of very finely atomized paint.

If you do go down this road as suggested, stay closely in contact and please document your effort. You will be rewarded. wink.gif

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It seems I posted too soon. When I mentioned what I was planning on doing my wife reminded me that I had leftover paint that I used for a screen(paint on drywall) in a different room for a Mitsubishi hd1000.

I will post pictures up tomorrow(hopefully) of a comparison between a matte white screen and a second screen that I will paint.

Pictures will be posted simply to help backup my impressions of the differences.

As more background information I have 3 total electric screens(all matte white cheap screens). 2 of which I used when I lived in the United Kingdom. 1 that I use in my current house in the US.

I will try Silver Fire v2.5 4.0 or possibly something slightly different next month when I'm no longer broke from Christmas. smile.gif
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Well you don't say what type / color paint you already have, so I guess any response will indeed have to wait for the "to be posted" images and any commentary on them by you.

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Sorry for the lack of a response.

For the paint I'm using 1/2 quart Valspar Ultra paint + primer(leftover from another project) Silver ???(label peeled sorry)

to this I added:
1/2 pint minwax polycrylic(satin I believe)
6 oz. metallic pearl acryllic paint(from walmart)
water to thin

It looked quite white but I ended up painting it on anyways. First coat was disastrous. Second coat was beautiful. It has the slightest grey color left to it, not what I want.

I have about 1/3 of this left and I have mixed black fabric paint into it to make it darker. 3rd coat went "ok". Will probably be tomorrow before I do the 4th coat, if I do a 4th.

I painted this on with a Kobalt gravity fed conventional sprayer.

The screen I painted has a broken mount so it was a good target for practice.
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