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Old 10-24-2012, 10:14 AM - Thread Starter
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I am in the process of painting my white walls for my home Theater and going to put on chair railing to give it a finished look.

Few questions:

1. I have used Sherwin Williams in the past for my house but I have about $150 each to Lowes and Home Depot in Giftcards. Any suggestions on what type and finish paint to get in a home theater? I just need something that goes on easy and looks nice and will last.

2. What are some good colors to use when painting a home theater?

3. I want to get a true black for behind the tv and the ceiling. Any recommendations? Any thing from Lowes or Home Depot since I have giftcards!

5. What type of rollers would i use?

6. Should I use a Gray Primer?

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If you're going dark you'll want to prime the walls grey, or have the primer tinted with your color of choice. As an example when I painted my house the primer was tinted 50% the color of the house paint.

My walls are going to be a dark red, with a dark brown ceiling. I had my primer tinted grey.

Talk to the folks at the paint desk. I use Zinssner 123 primer, since my uncle is a professional painter (25+ years) and that is his primer of choice. The paint for my theater came from Miller so I used their primer this time around, mainly because they were having a sale.

Are your walls smooth or do they have a texture to them? Orange peel, knock down, ? A good 3/8" nap roller will work well for most walls. Matt finishes show smudges very easily, where a flat is more durable. Eggshell is not bad but does have a bit of "sheen" to it and would likely be a little reflective.
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good topic,

What are the most picture friendly colors to use, and please explain why.
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If you're going dark you'll want to prime the walls grey, or have the primer tinted with your color of choice. As an example when I painted my house the primer was tinted 50% the color of the house paint.
My walls are going to be a dark red, with a dark brown ceiling. I had my primer tinted grey.
Talk to the folks at the paint desk. I use Zinssner 123 primer, since my uncle is a professional painter (25+ years) and that is his primer of choice. The paint for my theater came from Miller so I used their primer this time around, mainly because they were having a sale.
Are your walls smooth or do they have a texture to them? Orange peel, knock down, ? A good 3/8" nap roller will work well for most walls. Matt finishes show smudges very easily, where a flat is more durable. Eggshell is not bad but does have a bit of "sheen" to it and would likely be a little reflective.

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