Screen shots coming this evening. For now I'm going on a Food & Beer run.
All it took was 1 Heineken and a big plate of Tony's most excellent Chicken-Veg Stir Fry and I was effectually done for the night. Seems I wear out easy these days.
BTW, the Electric Retractable Screen is a 120"er, and was only $130.00 (Home Gear *Amazon* )
Basically, it's about the cheapest Electric screen of such a size I have ever encountered.
The Drop material is exceedingly thin, and had a noticeable cross weave (..but that was texture-less...). The screen had almost no drop distance between the Case and the image area save the 2" Black border, another first for me, and something that called for some inventive adjustment with my Gun to effect a even coverage along the top edge.
But the most worrisome aspect of painting onto a non-Tab Tensioned screen is the waviness / wrinkle issues most all inexpensive screen can have (...and some expensive ones too...) Even the best of paint jobs won't cover a wrinkle or disguise a wave. Then there is the always mentioned "What happens if I paint onto a retractable screen?" question.
Well.......nothing in this case. While during the painting process the weight of the wet paint (...even a Duster Coat weighs a bit when wet...) caused the material to drape into some slight waves, as each coat dried the material pulled back taunt (...like leather drying does...) and at the end, the fully painted screen looked straighter and smoother than it ever had before.
As in the past experiences I've had painting onto retractable screens, the uniquely thin and flexible Black Flame paint lent itself to being an excellent choice. Ambient Light use will be limited to almost zero because CMRA doesn't watch "anything" on his big screen in the daytime, owning no fewer that 5 LED TVs, 2 of which are 4Ks(...and one a 70"er)
The primary purpose behind painting this screen was to improve Black Levels from the point where the PJ (Vivitek) and Screen (Matte White) fell short in combined use.
This AM I took the following images, with the eastern Sun coming in around the edges of the screen. Later there will be Eye candy, but for now......
The Beer that did me in last night........
And the Fellow who watched it happen.....