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Hi, I am new to projectors and have purchased, but not yet received a benq w1070. After some research I have some to the conclusion that a DIY screen is by far my best option, but I am not all that crafty and am wondering what exactly is involved. First the room I plan to use my projector in measures 14.5' 16'. I plan to have a 106" screen. There are 2 windows that will have curtains over them, but ambient light will still be present (front door, dining room etc). I have a couple questions trying to see how tough a DIY screen is.

First what kind of material do you use to paint on, where do you get it, how expensive is it and how do you mount it?

what is an easy border/trim?

And I think a gray paint would be good since ambient light will be present, but is there a paint I don't have to mix myself and how easy is it to apply?

Any input is greatly appreciated, thanks again.

EDIT: wanted to clarify room projector will be in, yellowish tan walls and ceiling with brown carpet.
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Read these recent threads:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1457958/benq-w1070-screen-paint-newbie-need-help
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1482507/suggestions-for-a-no-mix-painted-screen-benq-w1070
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1480915/diy-help-new-construction-13x20-room-benq-w1070
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1482363/110-screen-for-the-benq-w1070

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thanks and done and I also did my best to read this http://www.avsforum.com/t/929997/beginners-guide-to-simple-diy-painted-screens. It is all a bit overwhelming. Given my environment what would you recommend?
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I'm not too crazy about building a frame, but would it be possible to do just a piece of plywood, put some sort of cloth like BOC over it and tension it. Then nail that to a wall, paint it and cover the nails up with some sort of trim?
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I'm not too crazy about building a frame, but would it be possible to do just a piece of plywood, put some sort of cloth like BOC over it and tension it. Then nail that to a wall, paint it and cover the nails up with some sort of trim?

That sounds like trading a very straightforward method for one full of potential variables and issues. Also one that involves more work by about 200%.

Just hanging a sheet of Sintra with screws, one that is cut 2" larger on all sides than needed, painting it with RS-MaxxMudd LL (...or a simple, NG 8.5 Gray...such as Behr Silver Screen...), then covering the screws w/Trim is the standard practice.

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That is something I could do, I am just worried about locating Sintra in my area of Ellensburg, WA.
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That is something I could do, I am just worried about locating Sintra in my area of Ellensburg, WA.

Well, here is one in Seattle.

Laird Plastics
650 s Industrial Way
Seattle, WA 98108
Manager:Scott Burton
Phone:800-777-4551

Sintra 6mm
Komatex 6mm
or any identically made sheeting.

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Thanks mm All of your help is really appreciated. SintrA isn't fragile is it because Seattle is 2 hours away on the freeway
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Thanks mm All of your help is really appreciated. SintrA isn't fragile is it because Seattle is 2 hours away on the freeway

No...it's very Flexible, even at 6mm thick. In a SUV, it can be slightly "Cupped" along it's length. If it's going into a PU Bed, ask for a couple pieces of their 4.5' x 10' Packing Cardboard sheets to encapsulate it with. You can sandwich it in between them and fold everything over on itself and tape it all shut.

A little Binding Cord (...they have that too...) and you'll be good for 80 mph all the way home.

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Ugh I hate to ask but I have one more questions. Are there any paints that will look good rolled on because you mentioned the maxx mud before but doesn't that have to be sprayed on and I don't have a sprayer. And I get the sintra or komatax in white 5x10 6mm right
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Ugh.

RS-MaxxMudd LL is roll-able. You just want to practice good rolling technique to avoid roller marks and pin-holes. The same applies to any paint, but the RS-MM-LL is a bit less forgiving than a basic "Flat".


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Gotta love chicken!! And the max Mudd is by far noticeably better than the behr silver screen or a mix like silverfire for some ambient light and the benq w1070?
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Better than Silver Screen, but not Silver Fire v2.5 1.5 on up, the latter being specifically designed to combat Ambient Light issues. It does need to be sprayed though, and is more difficult to mix, so it was not being suggested to you due to your previously stated desires to avoid such doings.

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OK cool yeah right now I'd rather not spray and stick with the easier mix. Thanks again. Do you know of any pics of the max Mudd after it has been rolled on? What shade of gray is it?
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OK cool yeah right now I'd rather not spray and stick with the easier mix. Thanks again. Do you know of any pics of the max Mudd after it has been rolled on? What shade of gray is it?

It looks like a very light Whitish Silver. Gray is not at all in the running.

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But its still better than matte white for ambient light? And I get white Sintra correct?
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Yes.................................................yes.

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Sorry I'm a Noob!! I am just trying to make sure I get thing thing right the first time. Again I really appreciate all of your help and I think this is something that I can do. Probably won't be doing it for like 3 ish weeks (Don't have time and mainly am doing projector for football season). Once I get it going though I will probably have more questions though lol, but I will post pics.
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