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Hello,
I have a JVC RS1X Projector that I am building a screen for... I already built the frame and used BOC as the surface. The room is completely light controlled, and I will mostly be watching sports and movies. Can anyone recommend a paint for the screen?
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Hello,
I have a JVC RS1X Projector that I am building a screen for... I already built the frame and used BOC as the surface. The room is completely light controlled, and I will mostly be watching sports and movies. Can anyone recommend a paint for the screen?
Thanks in advanced
Jamie

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.....without question that would be the best choice among advanced DIY Paint solutions as it has both gain as well as moderate contrast boosting, yet is also a simple to mix formula.

As far as basic White solutions go, Sherwin Williams Duration Bright White, diluted and sprayed will do very well.

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Thanks for the quick reply. Another question, I have a heavy duty airless sprayer...would that be ok to use instead of the wagner sprayer?
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Thanks for the quick reply. Another question, I have a heavy duty airless sprayer...would that be ok to use instead of the wagner sprayer?

Advisably? Not unless it has a "Finish-Sized" Needle assembly, and it's pressure output is wholly governable. The needle size should be 1.5 mm optimally, 2.0mm at the absolute maximum.

Could it be used? Probably, if the paint was mixed but NOT thinned as much, and extra special care was taken to not over saturate the surface on a given coat.

But it amounts to trying to do fine Trim detail work using a heavy nap 18" Roller

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Ok thanks. One last question. Can I get good results from rolling it on? I would prefer not to buy the Wagner sprayer since for most things I have the airless sprayer.
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I own both....actually 2 of each. But I either use the 1.5mm Needle Head from the older original model Control Spray on both the more powerful Wagner units, or switch to the Graco 2900 / 3200 head so I can use the 1.5 mm / 1.0 mm Needles that unit can handle.
I created a Hybrid of both ( Wagner Max + Graco 2900 Head ) because I do Screens almost constantly, and having lots of "ooomph" behind a finer spray means a smoother finish done much faster.

As such, these days I really do not suggest the above referenced Wag's for NOOBS, because they do not have the availability of a smaller needle. Wagner does make a new Unit that offers both type Heads, but it's not priced economically enough to warrant telling cheapskate DIY'ers to make such an investment.

So I still stick to the Graco 2900

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B005QQ0AFS/ref=dp_olp_refurbished?ie=UTF8&condition=refurbished

With this needle Kit:

http://www.checkoutsupply.com/earlex-hvacv15-1-5mm-needle-brass-tip-hv3500/

......and this Mixing Tool:

http://www.amazon.com/Homax-69011-1-Gallon-PolyPro-Galvanized/dp/B000ELORFE/ref=pd_rhf_ee_s_cp_2_AHP4?ie=UTF8&refRID=0ZH641HXFWZ4MEH2AHP4

.....and Nylon "Sock" Strainers similar to the one shown below (Home Depot / Lowes:

http://www.amazon.com/Gallon-Elastic-Opening-Strainer-Pieces/dp/B00C2A81UW/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ARULJ0CQDU067


Spray painting is almost mandatory when paint is going onto BOC. Rolling requires that either the BOC be stretched "Drum-Head" tight, or a solid backing be provided. Now lots of people have done such....but results vary wildly, whereas spraying will almost always provide excellent end results.

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I just located this older Wagner Control spray w/1.5 mm needle. Combined with the Control Spray Max, it can do a great job.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wagner-HVLP-High-Pressure-Low-Volume-Paint-Sprayer-Lock-n-Go-0417804-/121137267273?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c34580249

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