I've never owned a projector before and recently picked up a Sony HW40ES projector and electric "elitescreens" screen. The projector has blown me away but the screen has left me disappointed. The screen has V shaped lines and the vertical length of the screen is half an inch shorter than it ought to be (how hard is it to measure 87"x49" ?? ) so rather than spend thousands on an a tab tensioned screen, my search for a screen to match my PJ has brought me here.
Here's where I'm at so far:
I'm fairly certain I'm going the BOC route in terms of base material for the screen but I'm open to suggestions - this just seemed like the easiest to get my hands on/cheapest. MDF might be more difficult to get my hands on locally for a 100" screen (let alone getting it home!) although I'm sure I could order it if this is considered the way to go.
I'm under the impression that painting the BOC would result in a much better surface and I'm looking into getting the Behr Silverscreen - Unfortunately this forum has been kind of a sensory overload. I've seen plenty of custom paint mixes with multiple versions and little concrete information (maybe I'm not looking in the right places) so any other recommendations with pros/cons would be hugely appreciated
From what I've gleaned on the forums, rolling on the paint could be disastrous and spraying the paint on is the safe route to go. That said, I've never used a paint sprayer, and so I have no idea what I'm doing! I see everything from heavy duty motorized paint sprayers available for rental all the way down the airless paint sprayers and no idea if the 30$ gun would work as well as the 500$ one for my purposes. Even with that gap filled in, I'm not sure how to actually use the thing, although I can always do a few practice runs before moving on to the main event.
The room, I imagine, is somewhere between ideal and OK in terms of light control. The ceilings are white and the walls are a medium beige. I hope to get both of those sorted out with time, but it'd be a hell of an undertaking so I haven't committed to it yet. That said, I have pretty much total control of lighting and turn the room into a cave at a moment's notice. The projector is about 12' away from the screen, and as I mentioned earlier, 100" diagonal, 16:9.
I'm a newbee (see title) so any suggestions, related to what I've brought up or not, will be hugely appreciated. If possible, I'm aiming to have the project done by the weekend because I can't imagine going back to my 40" for much longer