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Just read your whole thread. Nicely done. I kept thinking, "I wonder if he's done yet." Keep up the good work! Excited to see how it ends up.
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Well, the remainder of the basement -- some 800 sq feet is now boarded, taped, and painted! This is good news as it means I can get back to the theatre.

Up this weekend -- prepping the trim + columns for paint and painting the ceiling "Mouse Ears" flat black. I'm going to try and pick up some Floetrol tomorrow, but am wondering if anyone has any tips/tricks besides using it to help produce a nice finish on the ceiling. I'm wondering about brushing in the corners -- my normal routing is to brush and then almost immediately follow it with a 4" roller.

Any tips re:

1. Roller covers?

2. Techniques for covering a large space while minimizing marks

3. Anything else ?

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Just read some painting tips from the a pro.

Use a long nap roller, I always used 3/8, he said longer.

Cut in a section and then roll that section while the cut is wet,

My tip is don't expect to get it done in one coat and use a really strong work light to be sure you aren't leaving ridges. When painting ceilings put a pole on the roller and WEAR GLASSES. Most broom handles will fit in a roller. If you are covering the walls with fabric I never bother cutting in I just use a roller an get it into the corner and a little on the wall. I often use a small cigar roller for tight corners.
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Thanks Jeff, that sounds about right to me

I'm going to paint my screen goal posts too -- I suppose I should get my ass in gear and prime them before the paint...


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Just read some painting tips from the a pro.

Use a long nap roller, I always used 3/8, he said longer.

Cut in a section and then roll that section while the cut is wet,

My tip is don't expect to get it done in one coat and use a really strong work light to be sure you aren't leaving ridges. When painting ceilings put a pole on the roller and WEAR GLASSES. Most broom handles will fit in a roller.

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I'm also going to be finalizing the position of the stiles that make up the wainscotting. As a reminder, I'm going for a concealed door -- basically the trim and the upper fabric wall will continue right over the door. This leaves me with one question though (and I think I know the answer, but would like a few more opinions): Should I mimic the opposite wall so that everything is uniform even though the spacing would mean that the position of the stiles would be sort of odd-ball in relation to the door?

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Love the work you have done thus far, very clean and tasteful.

I'm taking many notes for my build, as we have the exact room dimensions.
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Here's the new proposed layout which flips the orientation of the theatre. Key specs are:

Width (after double 5/8" drywall): 13' 8 1/4"
Length (after double 5/8" drywall): 20' 9 1/2"
Distance between screen and the front row seating position: 11' 9"
Riser depth: 6' 6"

Right now, I'm hoping I can keep the projector located on a shelf in the adjoining equipment room. This means a throw of about 19 feet.







I think that is the better plan! And some benefits to this plan.


You get a dedicated equipment room that keeps all your equipment in one area, it keeps sound levels down from your gear and also gives it a cleaner look to rest of the theater room.


and am enjoying your home theater build it looks perfect





Theo's system: Onkyo Receiver TX-NR807 upgrading to TX-NR3030 Date expected 10/12/14
Epson Projector TW4500 with a 110" 16.9 Screen upgrading to Pro Cinema LS10000 Date expected 10/06/15
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