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post #1 of 11 Old 01-27-2004, 07:50 AM - Thread Starter
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I just sold my Mitsubishixd300u which I projected onto a 4:3 Dalite high contrast grey screen.

I upgraded to a BenQ 16:9 and needed a new 16:9 screen. I thought before buying a new screen I would mess with a painted screen and try some different sizes.

Well, Now Im keeping the painted wall!!

I never thought it would work, but having my screen and painted wall side by side I see no difference and even if there is a slight difference, I dont see it being that great that another 1500 dollar screen would be worth it.

So add me to the list of painnted walls.

I used Benjamin Moore "Marilyns Dress" (Real light grey) with some 4 1/2" wide flat black trim as the frame.
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I'm just starting to gather materials for my screen now. I'm going with the white Gatorboard approach and am going to try it "as is" but I'm thinking it may need to be spray painted. A lot of people are putting together these complicated paint mixes or buying Goo which is really expensive but I'm just really looking for something right of the can myself. Can I ask how you came to decide on that particular Benjamin Moore paint color? Did it just look right? Did you test it first?
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I repeatedly say if you you want 1.3 gain or less paint your wall.

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My wall is like a creamy white but the paint is not shiny just flat. Has no marks on it which is rare for being an APT. My X1 looks awesome on it. I can't tell the difference from the wall or a screen. I am displaying a 80inch diag image.
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I'm just starting to gather materials for my screen now. I'm going with the white Gatorboard approach and am going to try it "as is" but I'm thinking it may need to be spray painted. A lot of people are putting together these complicated paint mixes or buying Goo which is really expensive but I'm just really looking for something right of the can myself. Can I ask how you came to decide on that particular Benjamin Moore paint color? Did it just look right? Did you test it first?
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I just picked a color that was close to my previous screen. I dont really think picking a color is rocket science. I just went with a really light shade or gray to help bring out blacks a little more that a bright white would. Basically any shade of light gray or white will do in my opinion.
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I am thinking of doing something similar, however I really want to harness the power of silver!

I was thinking that I would buy some flat white paint and the some Silver Metallic and experiment with mixing them together. The white wall is good but I would like better blacks...... I also painted a section grey for a while and although blacks improved it killed whites (very noticeable in hockey games) and muted colours. I'm hoping that a mixture of white/silver will give me the best of both worlds. My plan is to mix them until it forms a light grey colour. I will (hopefully) make up a few mixtures with varying degrees of silver and see what I get.

Tyrg I remember reading somewhere that you were experimenting with DIY silver solutions, any advice/comments?
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I was planning on making a screen, but the wall looked better than the materials I was going to use for the screen. My wall is painted blue/grey, using a textured paint.

In low light they both looked about the same, but as I brought the lights up the wall started to look much better. The textured paint doesn't reflect the ambient light as much.

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I just did a grey painted screen for my X1 on Forex (Sintra) and the results look great to my eye! Definitely gives the perception of increased CR. Of course, I've never seen the many other options discussed in this forum, but with the test images I'm getting an excellent grey scale and very good color fidelity... and of course it's cheap!

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I am thinking of doing something similar, however I really want to harness the power of silver!

I was thinking that I would buy some flat white paint and the some Silver Metallic and experiment with mixing them together. The white wall is good but I would like better blacks...... I also painted a section grey for a while and although blacks improved it killed whites (very noticeable in hockey games) and muted colours. I'm hoping that a mixture of white/silver will give me the best of both worlds. My plan is to mix them until it forms a light grey colour. I will (hopefully) make up a few mixtures with varying degrees of silver and see what I get.
Search for "ddog" and you'll find all kinds of silver DIY experimentations.
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This is a good silver painted screen

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=359152
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