I am in the process of building my first on wall screen in my basement. I followed a guide at Projector Central for the first pass (located here: http://www.projectorcentral.com/paint_perfect_screen_$100.htm
). The paint that they suggested and that I used is the Sherman Williams ProClassic Smooth Enamel Satin and that is what I used in 2 coats. Prior to application I sanded the wall (which was previously painted to a light gray) as well as I thought I needed to. I applied the paint using 1/4" nap rollers and used a 2 roller method to apply and then smooth.
The second coat went on >24 hours ago and the results are unacceptable. I am seeing a very large spot in the middle the screen where the texture on the wall is clearly visible and almost sparkly. It is evident most in solid colors and bright scenes. I was hoping the paint would cure a bit less reflective, but I am not holding out hope.
Here are the details of my theatre:
* Benq w1070
* Screen size 110"
* Throw distance 11'
* Largely light controlled; from time to time one tiny window is letting in a small amount of light
* Will be masking with a velveteen wrapped frame of 1x3s
Prior to painting the wall, I was projecting on the original light gray wall and was decently pleased with the results. The new paint has better colors and is brighter, but obviously the texture is not going to work.
My question for the experienced folks on the board: is there a paint option that might work better in these conditions that I could roll on? I am willing to do another round of sanding, but I think I got it as smooth as I was going to get it (I sanded for a few hours total). I don't think I have the patience/skill for spraying, so I know that might limit my options. Thanks for any help you can provide!