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I am looking for suggestions on how to improve my formica brite white matte laminate sheet. It is in a basement with no ambient light even in the daytime. Pj is a qumi q2 300 lumens suggested size is 30" to 90" but I have it stretched to 110". I'm not opposed to moving it closer. I'm a painter so I have spray guns and such. I am happy with my pq
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I sent on accident without finishing my thoughts. I was adding that I like my PQ as it is now but I'm sure it can be way better. Any help will be greatly appreciated
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S-I-L-V-E-R or RS-MaxxMudd LL sprayed w/HVLP. Bith are great match-ups for a Qumi Q2 , and especially so since you stretching the limits of recommended screen size.

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Mm, you are awesome. I was hoping you would chime in! No distinguishable advantages of one over the other?
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Mm, you are awesome. I was hoping you would chime in! No distinguishable advantages of one over the other?

S-I-L-V-E-R is the more dynamic coating of the two, and produces very deep blacks for a higher gain screen. but it has less resistance to ambient light and requires at least 8 very lightly "spray" applied Duster coats with substantial Row overlap (70%) It's among the simplest of mixes, containing only Behr Faux Glaze, Silver Metallic, and water.

RS-MaxxMudd LL is also a higher gain mix, yet it does have a bit more resistance to ambient light than does S-I-L-V-E-R, .....and it features the ability to be rolled if one is good at such. It does require a total of 4 different (purchased) components (Silver - Pearl - UPW - Minwax) so it obviously cost more to assemble.

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Thanks so much for sharing your input. I think I will just go with the S-I-L-V-E-R being that ambient light is not a issue for me. I am also intrigued by curved screens and wondering if that is a route I should go or if my flat screen will suffice.
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Curved screens are much harder to execute well and are only necessary to overcome the "pincushion" effect introduced by an anamorphic lens. I would stay with the flat screen.
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Curved screens are much harder to execute well and are only necessary to overcome the "pincushion" effect introduced by an anamorphic lens. I would stay with the flat screen.

^This. If you make a curved screen and don't have a lens, you will most likely get barrel distortion, whereby the middle of your screen is taller on the top and bottom than at the edges.

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I understand. That makes sense. I can't do it with my projector anyway. I just wasn't sure what the reasoning behind it was. I read someone used a curved screen on their lower lumen pj and it help with the brightness.
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