DIY Granddad (w/help)
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Byhalia, Mississippi. Waaaay down in the Bottoms
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2 posts, and this is the first on DIY Screens so "Welcome Aboard!"
Reading your circumstances and preferences, I do in fact strongly suggest that a Silver Fire v2.5 2.0 would suit you best.
With it, at 135" diagonal, you should get a minimum of 16 fl on Full Lamp for daytime viewing, and be able to switch to a Low Lamp mode and the best possible calibration for Cinema quality under "Dark Room" conditions...while maintaining avery vibrant and dynamic image.
Spraying is the easy part. First you gotta assemble the mix and do whatever prep work to the wall that is needed to assure a smooth, texture-free image.
Here's something to also consider. Get the Screen up, and splash an image from both the 18' Throw and then at 14'. The difference in available Foot lambert of reflection is over a 60% increase, and will make daytime viewing "almost" as spectacular as that at night. I'd be willing to bet a beer that if the Wife got to see the difference it makes, and felt somewhat assured that the PJ could be hung with a discreetness that made it not so obvious, She "might" give it an OK.
I've done a few long drops from high ceilings, and in truth, almost no one even notices the PJ unless you point it out. They see that screen as they come in and it becomes the primary focus point. Also, with the 100's Lens Shift, the PJ can remain mounted fairly higher than you might realize.
Manno-el-Manno....it doesn't make a lot of sense to severely limit your PJ / Screen performance when / if the PJ can be optimally mounted. I can help you make a Mid-Ceiling Drop look sleek and discreet if you can consider it. You gotta get the Screen done first though, and convince Da Boss that it's worth it.