Originally Posted by [Square]
I'm all for full disclosure but Tiddler man you must be a lawyer in your spare time. I hope everyone appreciates the time and effort you put into these. My Fn-Easy 03 works great (w/ my Epson 400). My screen board and frame aren't the best, but that was my mistake and next house I'll make a new one. Hopefully this thread is still around so I can refresh my memory. I'm not as picky as some of the "enthusiasts" around the boards but this solution has been great and I really can't see spending 400+ on a screen. Maybe ignorance is bliss, but I'll enjoy it anyway. Thanks for all you do Tiddler.
LoL If only you knew what goes on behind the scenes!
Thanks for the positive feedback.
The problem is I am in the middle. I agree we should strive for the most accurate but I also believe we should use what we know now. I'm in favor of a scientific approach and I understand the ability of the artist's eye. The problem is these days you are not allowed to be neither friend nor foe. Since I am not 100% in agreement with anyone I am therefore marked as foe by many. It kinda takes the fun out of all this, Eh!
The truly ironic part is I am not even in a position to make my own fixed screen.
When I needed a retractable screen, with a remote control, and the Da-Lite HCMW material, it was going to cost me $1500 by the time it was shipped and the taxes paid. I found East Porters only sold white motorized retractable screens for about $160 for a 120". I actually ended up buying two in the end and tried painting them. The second worked out better than the first but with rolling my only option at the time the paint is too thick.
These screens don't have the usual V waves common in retractable screens but they have developed some horizontal ridges. The surface is also not as flat as it was originally. I'm quite sure it is due to the thickness of the paint film.
I think if you were to spray paint a retractable using thinned Behr #4850 and only two coats, it would work and produce a good matte white (untinted) or gray screen surface. That is assuming you are a good spray painter.
On a flat rigid surface the EasyFlex paint would be great and the Pearlizing Clear Coat looks really nice. Deep blacks and brilliant whites. I may get a chance to demonstrate that on my neighbor's screen. He has my sample panels and will decide pretty soon.
As far as my own screen goes I just order an EluneVision High Definition Cinema Grey motorized retractable. It is a knock off of the Da-Lite High Contrast Matte White. If they had been available two years ago I would not even know about this forum. Once I install it and assuming it looks good I will officially no longer be a DIYer anymore.