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Help me choose the right paint for my screen

So I recently figured out the enamel paint that PC lists as the "best" choice for painting your own screen is definitely a bad choice. The glare is way too much, and I think I would do better with a tinted grey screen, even though the screen is in the basement.
Here was the article, and the paint that I used was ProClassic Smooth Enamel Satin by sherwin williams.

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The walls are pretty dark, so not much light is reflected, but the ceiling is all white, and definitely reflects a ton of light. Also the screen is huge, so when its a bright scene it is very bright. The projector im using is an Epson 8310, and the screen is 120" measured diagonally.

I have a home depot, lowes, and a sherwin williams nearby, so I can use any paint they have in stock.

btw Ive used behr silver screen before with pretty good results. Not sure if I should just get that again, or if something else would be better for me.

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If you want to limit yourself to a simple "OTC" solution, use SW Duration Flat tinted to a N8.0 shade of gray.

If you want something more "special" all you need to do is ask for it.

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If you want to limit yourself to a simple "OTC" solution, use SW Duration Flat tinted to a N8.0 shade of gray.

If you want something more "special" all you need to do is ask for it.

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So this might sound like a dumb question, but what do I tell the person at Sherwin Williams? I asked for sw duration flat tinted to an n8.0 shade of grey and I got a blank stare. He did say he could match silver screen though.

Im going back tomorrow, what should I ask for?
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So this might sound like a dumb question, but what do I tell the person at Sherwin Williams? I asked for sw duration flat tinted to an n8.0 shade of grey and I got a blank stare. He did say he could match silver screen though.

I'm going back tomorrow, what should I ask for?

Tell them to reference the "Glidden Master Palette"color charts
00NN 53/000 . . . "Veil" [N7.8] - 190 190 189

That is close enough, and a exceedingly neutral Gray.
If you have a Lowes, you might want to go there and price out your paint. Ask for Glidden's Premium White Base in "Flat"

The price difference might be substantial, and of course Lowes sells lots of Glidden paints. SW does not.

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