Originally Posted by Seppelrator
Thank you very much for your help MM!
Regarding the wall I´m afraid it is to wavy. There are some high spots (about 1/10 inch). Not really flat.
Do you still recommend a painted screen?
Well first off, if all you have is about 1/10th inch deformity, that would not show up in any way during your showing a projected image. It would however be noticeable if you had the lights up, the PJ off, and you stood directly to the side and looked across the painted surface. Even then, 1/10th inch is very small....mostly we hear about things being 1/4 inch or more.
If it really is out only 1/10", iffin' it were me...I'd use the wall, and just concentrate on getting it smoothed out. By using a long straight edge, and scraping it down the wall, you highlight the higher areas, and make the low points more apparent. You then apply a skim of Drywall compound to just the low spots. Sand those areas, then Skim the entire surface, sand, then prime.
Or....if working will Drywall compound seems to involved, just sand the existing paint, prime with a White primer, and get to doin' it.
The real issue being as to if you would / could expect Friends to give the Screen a close inspection...up close and personal, and from the side. If so you have 2 solutions to consider.
1. Tell 'em to sit down and mind their own business................
2. Apply a smooth. paint-able surface such as Sintra directly to the wall, and paint it with something that will make it perform outstandingly. A painted Sintra Screen w/Velvet Frame can easily be the equal to, or surpass a Mfg Screen costing many hundreds...or even thousands of dollars. Look better too!
But as in all things DIY, it gonna be all about how much work ethic and effort you the DIY'er are willing to invest. At least this might be of some comfort. Decide to go DIY, and some of us will be all "up in your business" and ready to help advise you on any / all steps you need.
If that doesn't scare you off....let's get'ter dun!