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This forum helped me 10 years ago, need help again
I came here 10 years ago for help with a DIY screen for my Infocus X1 projector, and then with my Infocus 4805. I fully enjoyed my prior screen.
What I did then was do an 80" roller painted Home Depot tile board with a 1x4 velvet covered border. I just bought an Optoma HD65 from ebay. It will be projecting from a hair over 11 feet. Viewing distance is 10 feet. I am planning for a 100" diagonal screen. I could do basically what I did last time and use tileboard and paint it. Easy to do, nice and flat. If I do that, do you guys have advice for a simple rollable paint? The one I did last time was some kind of flat paint at HD matching a swatch popular back then, I don't remember the name.
Should I consider painted fabric instead? Blackout cloth? I see spandex talked about a lot here as well.
Bring me up to date with DIY screens guys! Inexpensive and simple are important factors for me. I did search around some, but mostly saw complex paint formulas, simple is good enough for my needs. Thanks for any help.