Originally Posted by turbo50jeff
Used a satin base. That's what I was told to use on this forum. Pro classic satin enamel. Tinted to Olympus white. I used a 3/16" nap roller and the product was very thick so I thinned it with a little water. I first tried thinning with Wagner paint easy and I ended up with a fish eyed mess. Sanded it down and tried again. Same thing. So I wiped it all off b4 it dried. Then thinned with a little water and no problems except the shimmering.
I do have a several fine grit sanding sponges.
shimmering a problem every time though.
Yes....a pretty good number of people have gone down the "Projector Central 100.00 Screen" road. And too many have hit pot holes too. I'd bet that whoever told you about it has no love for SF / RS-MM applications. Seems like anytime something comes around that promises "Simpler & Easier" results, the more advanced applications are held up to be...well, less than desirable.
But the truth is, using a Satin was, and always has been something ONLY those with very low lumen PJs or those with HUGE Screen getting hit by PJs set WAY back could get away with using. The PC Guys tried too hard to introduce what they thought might be a wide ranging screen application. They were too fixated on trying to match up a OTC White paint to a expensive, +1.2 gain Mfg screen (...and ignored the recent advocacy of using inexpensive Electric HVLP guns...) But they also patently ignored several already proven, simple paint applications...and you can bet not a one of 'em involved using any "Satin" paints.
Bluntly stated, they (PC Guys) are NOT adept DIY Screen makers....and they did NOT come up with the "End All" solution for those graced with today's projectors.
Nothing beats having practical experience....lots of it. And experience shows that a Interior Enamel with a light Gray/Silver surface and a Flat sheen, and that has at least 1.0 gain is by far the best solution for a majority of End users.
You still have options left....if you don't become discouraged. Look at it this way....the surface you do have now is an excellent one to apply something else over if it still presents issues you cannot live with.
For now I'm gonna stop pickin' at the Scab lest i create a Bio Hazard.