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Urgent inputs required on paint for Projector Screen

Guys,

Before I start, let me tell you that I live in Udaipur, India. Hence only brands like Dulux, berger, Asian paint available. No Goo or other US/UK brands. I also don't have time to import from other geographies as need to finalize this tomorrow itself.

I have bought Benq HT 1075 and it is mounted now. The next part where I am very confused is what paint to apply on wall. Few facts as below -

1. The wall is smooth
2. Screen size is around 100 inches diagonaly
3. I have bought neutral white 3 in 1 from Dulux. This is something between Matt and velvet touch (shiny one).
4. Mainly will watch movies and DTH.
5. Room is on top floor and is having light source. Though most of the watching will be at night.

My questions -

Should I add some silver powder to this paint ?
Should I apply some other paint altogether ?

Have read a lot about white versus gray versus silver.

But I am still confused on what color and what ratio to go for.

Thanks in advance !
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In your viewing situation, at very most I would have the paint tinted a light Neutral Grey.

Otherwise, if you can find a true Matte white in Dulux, add at least 1/3 to content to be sure to tone down any sheen the original paint might have.

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In your viewing situation, at very most I would have the paint tinted a light Neutral Grey.

Otherwise, if you can find a true Matte white in Dulux, add at least 1/3 to content to be sure to tone down any sheen the original paint might have.
Thanks for the reply mate. The true matte white was there. But the shopkeeper recommended us to buy 3 in one. Which has little more sheen than matte.

Now should I mix something to this 3 in 1 or go ahead as it is. If i am to mix something, then what exactly should I add and in what ratio.

Thanks again.

Currently have applied primer to wall and waiting for it to dry.
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Thanks for the reply mate. The true matte white was there. But the shopkeeper recommended us to buy 3 in one. Which has little more sheen than matte.

Now should I mix something to this 3 in 1 or go ahead as it is. If i am to mix something, then what exactly should I add and in what ratio.

Thanks again.

Currently have applied primer to wall and waiting for it to dry.
To use that paint "as is" would risk possible glare and hot spotting. Remove a quart from the gallon pot and add at least a quart of true matte....

...then select a light neutral grey tint and have the Paint Tech add it as well. By light grey I mean dark enough to tell it's grey....but just so.

In the US we use the Munsell scale to determine such shade. If such is available there, you want a N8.5 Grey

BTW, give that Primer a light but thorough sanding.

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To use that paint "as is" would risk possible glare and hot spotting. Remove a quart from the gallon pot and add at least a quart of true matte....

...then select a light neutral grey tint and have the Paint Tech add it as well. By light grey I mean dark enough to tell it's grey....but just so.

In the US we use the Munsell scale to determine such shade. If such is available there, you want a N8.5 Grey

BTW, give that Primer a light but thorough sanding.
Thank you again. If I understand you correctly, below is what I am supposed to do.

1. Take 75% of the current sheen paint I have.
2. Take 25% of Dulux pure white matte
3. Add neutral grey powder to the mixture.
4. The resulting final mixture should look grey.

Any views on silver ?

Thanks again.

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Thank you again. If I understand you correctly, below is what I am supposed to do.

1. Take 75% of the current sheen paint I have.
2. Take 25% of Dulux pure white matte
3. Add neutral grey powder to the mixture.
4. The resulting final mixture should look grey.

Any views on silver ?

Thanks again.

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Yes...you have it correct.

Tints are usually added in liquid form at a mixing station, proportionate to the amount of paint in the Pot. I advise against using anything "Powder" at this conjecture because of my own admitted unfamiliarity with such.

Ditto with adding Silver. I do not know hat is available to you, it's make up or properties. Just too risky to suggest.

Later if you change your mind because you want something better, it can easily be shipped to you. As for now...under your time restraints....I'd go with a known value.

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Yes...you have it correct.

Tints are usually added in liquid form at a mixing station, proportionate to the amount of paint in the Pot. I advise against using anything "Powder" at this conjecture because of my own admitted unfamiliarity with such.

Ditto with adding Silver. I do not know hat is available to you, it's make up or properties. Just too risky to suggest.

Later if you change your mind because you want something better, it can easily be shipped to you. As for now...under your time restraints....I'd go with a known value.
Thank you again. Let me go to a local shop and enquire about grey tint.

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