hi. i used a older brand of home depot paint,initially when i bought the house (conco) , that was sold at home depot when they first opened years ago.
they no longer sell conco, they have glidden paints as a house brand.
when i built the home theatre room addition, i used 5/8 sheetrock with kilz ii primer from home depot, then had the painters spray the glidden hi-hide white on top of the kilz.
this room is 29 feet long by apprx. 20 feet wide and has 15 to 20 recessed lights in the ceiling.
every wall/part/piece of sheetrock in this room is painted hi-hide semi-gloss latex glidden paint white (i can get the code off the bucket later when i get home)
i just bought those window cover blinds from wal-mart (kind you mount inside window frame and roll down to keep out daylight) 7.00 each and very easy to install , i also had my wood shutters installed yesterday which are outside mount 4" louver shutters over the blackout blind, to give me ultimate light control for the room.
anyways...........back to the paint.
after reading all kinds of diy screen threads and buying the wilsonart fashion grey 5 x 12 sheet (really lost pop of picture) i read some more about screen top coat suggestions.
so i took the part number behr eurthane topcoat for faux? or what ever it was. went to home depot bought quart can/and rolled on one coat using the home depot small 6" foam type roller exclusive to this type of roller knap holder which went on without any problems and has no roller lines or flaws.
a few hours later when it was dry, i tried the projector using the movie "cars "
and played the chapter where the lightning car and porshe car drive out to wheel well and overlook the canyon.
i found all of the sharpness and detail of the cars traveling on the distant fwy. was gone
the earthtone canyon and distant mountain views wow factor is now gone
i no longer can see the fine deatils of the mountains in the background which are actually tailfins of different oldtime american cars which appear to be sticking out of the grounds and disguised as mountains ( car related movie lol).
i then used the movie " hard target" motorcycle chase scene and found the picture lacks pop.
next i tried "the matrix " chapter where they save morpheous and shoot up lobby.
picture was darker and has no pop.
so i called the painter and asked him if he can comeback and respray the screen wall hi-hide white again.
if i knew how to post photos online, i would.
if i had to guess, i would say the wilsonart designer white is better than the fashion grey.in terms of pop
but i feel all these matte finshes are for is making the screen produce better picture in partially lit rooms where some light is on in one way or another.
i am sure all rooms are different and (ymmv) so to speak, but when all the lights are off and the movie is playing. the hi-hide white works best for me.
i also , just ordered the high gain screen fabric from tht place on here, for 39.00 for a huge scrap.
and will make a two sided screen from that lowes aluminum frame thread on here and have the grey wilsonart on one side, and the fabric on the other. so i can try them, and take the screen outside for summer time with the infocus projector (whole other topic)
a picture is worth a 100 words and i will take before and after pix is someone wants to help me post them.
i own both the infocus in24 and the panasonic ax100u and the infocus is no match
i have the image size about 6 feet tall and 12 feet wide and am very happy with my step into the projector arena and look forward to getting this room completely finished.