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paint on screen help choose-ANYONE / mississippiman!!

projector - Optoma HD141X 3000 lumens

http://www.amazon.com/Optoma-HD141X-.../dp/B00MK39P92

DARK ROOM NO LIGHTS BLACK CIELING

should I paint a screen or should I buy BOC and make a screen?

if i paint a screen can you guys give me a simple mix

is carls black out cloth better then the stuff i can get a joanns or micheals ?

http://www.amazon.com/Carls-Blackout.../dp/B007KA07YM


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Did sumbody...I say sumbody call my name?

Strange stuff, to be kickin' back on a hot day, staying cool watching the Science Channel, and be strangely drawn to the PC and find a plea waiting that was posted under 5 minutes ago.

I mean really, my bathroom calls aren't that well timed.

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projector - Optoma HD141X 3000 lumens

http://www.amazon.com/Optoma-HD141X-.../dp/B00MK39P92

DARK ROOM NO LIGHTS BLACK CIELING

should I paint a screen or should I buy BOC and make a screen?
BOC is so mundane. Now it works....but it has fewer advantages and more issues that other similar and better suited materials.

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if i paint a screen can you guys give me a simple mix

is carls black out cloth better then the stuff i can get a joanns or micheals ?

http://www.amazon.com/Carls-Blackout.../dp/B007KA07YM


thanks !!
With that HD141X you should get Carls Flexi-Grey:
http://www.carlofet.com/projector-sc...l#.VcetQ633QtE

It stretches far easier than BOC, is contrast enhancing (a good thing for the HD141X) and it's surface is almost always smoother and more consistant.

You can confirm that prognosis by Calling Carls and telling them what you have PJ wise, and ask which material would give you the best all around performance.

Now someone might suggest Flexi-White instead, but the truth is the HD141X needs a bit of help getting the deepest levels of Black possible, regardless of the light controlled, dark surfaced room.

Just be sure to order the Flexi to come shipped on a Roll...not folded.


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haha... ive been reading on diffrent screen paints for over 7 hours today ( 12 hour shift at work ) and ive read ALOT of comments made by you so thats why i called on your name.. thanks bud !
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i found flexi-grey on clearance $25 but the clearance ones dont give me an option to have them shipped rolled. what do you think ?

http://www.carlofet.com/projector-sc...l#.Vce3VfldUrs

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Rolled ONLY !!

Clearance items are Folded, and often have very predominant creases from longer term boxing.

Since you have such ideally suited light control, and bright PJ as well, it would be best advised to try the simplest and most affordable route.

And....you said you wanted a simple paint, and not many will begin to match the Flexi in both simplicity and general performance. And of course, accumulated cost.

Good and timely information is a laxative for the mind. Let's the creativity and DIY'ism flow.

We don't want your Wallet to get all bound up, do we?

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Is your wall already smooth?
A nicely smooth wall would let you start with a simple flat/matte white or light-grey for all of $10 which would also provide an easy painting surface for later escapades into fancier paints.

Also, I don't think you mentioned what screen-size you were aiming for. Certain screen-sizes allow extra options or narrow them down.

Simple <$250 dedicated black-fabric theater room, build in a day, takedown in an hour.
Easy $25-40 DIY black/dark-grey ambient-light rejecting screen, grab two things from a local store..mix..roll..done.
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Hey!

Toilet humor required!


A purely painted-on-the Wall option is certainly viable, and especially so if the size screen is larger than 130" @ 16:9

Not to "Poo Poo" your suggestion but..........

......between the potential issues of having a blemish free wall to work with, and the need for a surface that will both lend assistance to a perceived contrast boost as well as actually deepen Black levels (...all while not overly attenuating foot lambert levels...) there is NO $10.00 OTS paint that can accomplish that.

On the flip, the ultra smooth surface of the Flexi-Grey, as well as it's modest but effective Neutral Grey shade, both accomplish the desired goal.

Costs a bit more...but it also does not carry anything close to the risks of rolling onto a wall, nor does it involve the need to improve the wall. Also, unless the wall is already primed white, there is that necessary step to take beforehand....but after any needed wall improvement.

Then there is the 141's lack of mounting flexibility. With a Framed Screen, such can easily be adjusted to fit within the projected field of the image, not the other way around.

The TS / OP wants "simple" and I also read into his comments that he wants assured results the first time around so......

Ergo, I stand entrenched, ankle deep in my previous suggestion, because all things considered it will help the OP / TS avoid any crappy surprises.

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