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post #1 of 5 Old 09-22-2001, 05:52 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm thinking to paint my Da-Lite white mate screen in some gray. Is there someone tried this. How about a picture inpruvments.Recomended paint.
BTW I'm using InFocus LP 350.

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Behr Snowfield (light gray) has been mentioned. Be aware that painting on a rolling screen won't last as rolling it will ruin your paint. If screen is fixed it should be OK provided you use 3 coats.

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Originally posted by Huey:
Behr Snowfield (light gray) has been mentioned. Be aware that painting on a rolling screen won't last as rolling it will ruin your paint. If screen is fixed it should be OK provided you use 3 coats.

Thank you Huey
I checked that paint in Home Depot but it is white, not gray.
My screen is rolling but I can take a risk for picture improvement. How you think can I expect it.

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see my earlier post. Grey screen paint... if you have access to an auto body shop, try polyester primer. It is extremely durable and in my tests doesn't crack when flexed. you would have to mask it but I think it could work quite well. I am spraying some extra canvas I have to test repeated rolling up but the autobody supply house I work with says the stuff if quite resilient.

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I bought a quart of Behr "ultra pure white" latex flat and had Home Depot convert it to "Gray Tropics". This is a very light gray.
I added a little black myself when I got home.
To the naked eye painted on the screen it looks white but when put next to a Kilz primer that is white, it looks like a very light gray.
Here's the formula for Behr "Gray Tropics" that Home Depot used:

Colorant OZ 48 96
B Lamp Black 0 3 1
C Yellor Oxid 0 1 0
L Raw Umber 0 4 0

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