Originally Posted by MississippiMan
The absolute biggest you can aspire to would be 54" x 96" (110" diagonal)
And at that size, due to the depth of the Fur Down, the Projector's lens will have to be virtually at the same height as the bottom edge of the Fur Down.
Setting the PJ at a 11' 3" throw (Lens to screen) is optimal
With Silver Fire v2.5 4.0 being approx 1.2 gain, that will get you 30 foot lambert reflective brightness off a fairly dark Gray screen. That should address any reasonable ambient light issue you'll have.
Substrate-wise....I strongly suggest Sintra or Kometex (Expandex PVC Sheets 6 mm thick) It's slippery smooth, and ready to paint upon with no prep work save wiping to make sure it has no dust or oil on it.
Post up where you live / closest Metropolis and I can price a 5' x 10' sheet, cut down to 96" x 54"
The only other really viable alternative is to construct a Frame and stretch Flexi-White onto it, then apply the SF. Both substrates wind up coming in at about the same cost.
I had a sneaky suspicion this is where the conversation was going to go and found a supplier here in Greenville SC that is getting me a piece of Sintra at 5' x 10' I haven't discussed them cutting it, but it is getting delivered to their shop on Monday!
I also placed an amazon order for the Rustoleum white pearl and sillver as well.
So lining up the rest of my shopping list, it looks like:
50ml - Liquitex Basics - Napthol Crimson Red
25ml - Liquitex Basics - Phthalocyanine Green
14ml - Liquitex Basics - UltraMarine Blue
10ml - Liquitex Basics - Cadmium Yellow - Deep Hue
2 oz Liquitex Basics Gold
Rustoleum's Ultimate Polyurethane Matte Finish (water based)
10 oz Behr 1850 UPW Flat
So it looks like you upped it to SF 2.5-4 no problem
Should I wipe the Sintra down with anything in particular or just warm water?
Glad to know there is no primer or anything to be done, just get it ready for paint
No problems with your suggestions on placement of the projector (distance or downrod length)
Should I build a frame to fur it out from the brick or can I attach the sintra right to the brick and then frame it in with some moulding (where I would hide the attachment points)?
I've read a few more threads and seen some LED back lighting, does that serve any purpose or just a cool factor?
Well now, I'm excited, can't wait for all this stuff to come in, maybe I'll mount the PJ this weekend just to do something on it!
Thanks again MM....I'm sure it will be great with your advice/guidance