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Old 01-05-2004, 03:59 PM - Thread Starter
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After trying to paint my screen with XO rust aluminum and finding out what the definition of Hot-spotting (With capital NEON letters) was I opted to go back to just painting over it (one coat) with my Ultra-White Latex paint that I originally used.

The end result was surprising: It seems that I am now getting higher gain from the screen. I am assuming that the white paint is translucent to some degree and it is allowing me to achieve a bit more gain from my screen.

Don't get me wrong it ain't night and day but the effect is noticeable enough that I can actually get a decent picture without having to go into total cave mode.
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Old 01-05-2004, 06:05 PM
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You'll be interested in how MississippiMan makes a living painting screens: basically he paints a few layers of Behr Silver Metallic then a few thin coats of white on top of it to get exactly the effect you've seen.

You may want to check out his and CMRA's recent posts (since Thanksgiving) on a new DIY project dubbed SuperDeluxe with "MississipiMud" top coats.

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