I'll be away on business the next 3 days. However, I'll try to take some screen
snaps this weekend and post sometime Monday. I'll take one with the plain white gator foam on one side and the painted side on the other. That should give some perspective of the difference and the removing of the hotspotting too.
RE: zapper - I previewed the Panny 500 at my dealer on a HCCV screen
, and frankly, i really didn't that much of a major difference, but that's one mans un-scientific opinion...so take it as that.
RE: MissMan - Thanks. I've been on the LF thread for months now, but needed a quick, easy, down-and-dirty screen
ASAP for guests arriving in May. Looking at the swatches, I saw this one that seemed to look close enough to Misty Evening to at least try on some GatorFoam. It HAD to be better than the crazy hotspotting and over-the-top brightness of the untreated white surface. It was definitely worth the cost of the paint and an afternoon of time.
I rolled (and let it dry) laying flat on the floor since I have no means to do it vertically. I know it's not optimal, but heck, it worked out fine anyway.
It's an easy paint to roll, without any thinning required. Just under one quart did two coats on a 4'x8' sheet on only one side. Using it on the GatorFoam board, it rolled out nice and even (and I'm no pro painter by any stretch - I'm a software engineer by trade). But, as I went down to use it last night, I found that as it dried, it contracted a bit and bowed the foam board about 6 inches on each side (easy way to make a curved screen
though). I now have to mount some framing on the back anyway (for the semi-permanent mount), so this should take care of the bowing problem too. I still have to mask the sides with black cloth, but for now, it really is a good temp screen
until I can convince the wife we need a LF screen
NOTE: I'll bet if I painted the back, it would counter the bowing of the front.