Ok, thought I was going to do a Da-lite screen, but I decided to pick up a sheet of Polywall just to try it out. It was a major improvement over my old surface (cream colored enamel paint wall
) but I have no idea how I will mount this thing.
What I'd like to do is keep the sheet in its original ratio (2:1) and get some black fabric and mask out the sides. Unfortunately, that means I have to mount this big wobbly thing on the wall. I was thinking of doing a single board on the top back of the sheet nailed, and getting some kind of hook (could just be more nails in the wall) and placing the board on that. Is that realistic for mounting on the wall? It sounds a little flimsy to me, and I don't know if I want it sticking out like that.
Unfortunately, I don't have any kind of power tools nor do I have the room (for building) or the know-it-all in which to do these complicated mounts I've seen. I can't destroy my walls too much as I live in an apartment (that rules out permanent mounting, and I'll be upgrading in the future), and I don't have that big of a budget (I want to keep it under $50 total, otherwise I'll just toss this sheet and get a Da-lite screen).
Anybody willing to give some hints on some cheap 'n fast mounting? And sorry about this message. I'm not really a do-it-yourself type person, and I hate to sound like I'm begging for help (which I am
). Any help would be appreciated.
Also, another thought I had. Take my 4x8 sheet, put it up on the wall, get four nails, pound them into the corners (no backing, straight into the wall), and then cover up the 5" or so on both sides with the black fabric. Voila! No more nails (edit: should read Not Many Nails. It is late. I'm tired.), perfect mounting, easy removal, and only a minimum amount of damage to the walls. Will an idea like this hold?