Originally posted by bcortez
For the sake of clarity, here is the meat of my original post and intentions in regards to this paint approach. It seems that it's morphed into something larger, with grandious claims being accredited to it...etc.
"On a lark, I was leafing through the Behr swatches at my local Home Depot, and found the "Silverscreen" paint. Light gray, seemed similar to the "Misty Evening". So, I rolled two coats on a piece of white Gatorboard, and voila, a cheap two coat solution.
In my opinion, this gives definite contrast enhancement and deeper blacks than plain blackout cloth or the white gatorboard surface. If you are looking for a quick down-and-dirty screen for your LCD projector, this took approx 3 hours total, most of that time was waiting for the coats to dry.
I (*Burp*) hear you.
Ah but.................., start a thread about a "simple" solution such as SS, or a "effort intensive" one like LF, and some of those who want to 'customize' or 'experiment' with your efforts will always pop up.
This is a good thing. Many minds can offer far more input, the only drawback being the need for separating the nonsense or redundancy from the truly beneficial contributions.
One must remember that I was mightily proud of the SM/MM application, and it's results still top out over any "paint only" solution, but it was "another" who inserted first Clear Plexi then Glass Mirrors into the LF equation. I followed with Plastic Mirrors. One never knows what might turn up, unfettered and unabridged, within the fertile minds of those who lurk around the perimeters of our own endeavors.
Tom and all the others would aspire to mute the negative aspects of SS while highlighting the positive ones. That was essentially all I was trying to do with Goo by using a SM base covered first with Goo, then later with MMud on a wall or board.
Sometimes a thread will wander, it's original intent get lost, or even morph into something altogether different. The true worth of a thread is how many bother subscribe to it, repeatedly come back to it, and manage to gleen something from it.
BCortez, your contribution is no less impressive in it's own right as Light Fusion, ME, or any other DIY application. No one can take that away, they can only try to justify their own negativism by calling it a "less than" perfect solution.
Let 'em rant.
Your statements about SS, to my understanding of the English language, never stated it was perfect..., just a quick, easy solution that did in fact offer more than a plain white surface.