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Painting borders on Elite Screen m119xws1, manual, 119"

I am on a budget, so I decided to buy the screen I mentioned in the title and it is 1:1 with 5cm black borders. I am quite happy with it as it is, but I started wondering if I can fill up the excess white space over the 16:10 projection. I have attached two pictures for you to see what I am talking about.
Do you guys have any suggestions for paint, techniques? Is this manipulation possible without damaging the screen?
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I am on a budget, so I decided to buy the screen I mentioned in the title and it is 1:1 with 5cm black borders. I am quite happy with it as it is, but I started wondering if I can fill up the excess white space over the 16:10 projection. I have attached two pictures for you to see what I am talking about.
Do you guys have any suggestions for paint, techniques? Is this manipulation possible without damaging the screen?
Can't figure out how to do this without doing some permanent damage to the material. These manual screens are pretty inexpensive. Maybe you can sell it and get a 16:9 Elite screen?
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People have make masking systems using lightweight yardsticks and velvet and attached the mask to screen using binder clips.

Here's the thread $40 DIY Yardstick Frame Masking System for Pull-Down Screens
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People have make masking systems using lightweight yardsticks and velvet and attached the mask to screen using binder clips.

Here's the thread $40 DIY Yardstick Frame Masking System for Pull-Down Screens
That's a pretty cool solution. Our thread-starter might like this.
I was thinking more along the line of something permanent that would allow the screen to be rolled up. Could not think of one that wouldn't damage the material. I still think just getting a cheap 16:9 pull down is the way to go.
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If the OP browses the DIY screen section, roll up screens have been painted with success, although it's usually about painting the screen itself, not just the black bars. Have to ask MississippiMan about that formulation.
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