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Forum: DIY Screen Section   12-16-2014, 07:41 AM
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French cleats are the usual method, whether...

French cleats are the usual method, whether purchased from the big box stores or made DIY.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   12-02-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By ahajr143
Welcome to the forum! Blackout cloth is not...

Welcome to the forum! Blackout cloth is not really the best low cost option available because it is hard to stretch taut over a frame. If you are looking for a good screen material look at the...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   12-01-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 451
Posted By ahajr143
Gleem paint is having a Cyber Monday sale on...

Gleem paint is having a Cyber Monday sale on Wagner select Wagner sprayers and tips! Today only.:D
Forum: DIY Screen Section   11-27-2014, 09:01 AM
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Views: 77,397
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Spandex World has a sale today only. 12% off!

Spandex World has a sale today only. 12% off!
Forum: DIY Screen Section   11-14-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 916
Posted By ahajr143
I would do 50" * 119.5" for a ratio of 2.39:1 if...

I would do 50" * 119.5" for a ratio of 2.39:1 if you are doing a 50" tall screen. That gives you approximately a 130" diagonal screen.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-24-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,781
Views: 153,616
Posted By ahajr143
Rather than using BOC you would be better off...

Rather than using BOC you would be better off using FlexiWhite from Carl's. It has higher gain and is easier to stretch on a frame. Here is a link:...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-23-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By ahajr143
Silver Fire can only be sprayed. Spraying will...

Silver Fire can only be sprayed. Spraying will give you the best result with any paint, but if you are set on rolling you need to go with MaxxMudd LL. The wall needs to be flat and perfectly smooth...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   10-06-2014, 09:15 AM
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Views: 77,397
Posted By ahajr143
It is always best to avoid wrinkles in the first...

It is always best to avoid wrinkles in the first place, but if you receive folded spandex you can always iron the material as long as the iron is at the appropriate setting for the material. You can...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-18-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By ahajr143
Are you planning to build a frame or are you just...

Are you planning to build a frame or are you just planning to tack the material to the wall? You would be better off buying the Flexihite material rather than the Blackout cloth, either way. The...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-18-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 54,003
Posted By ahajr143
Flat refers to the "sheen" or "gloss" of the...

Flat refers to the "sheen" or "gloss" of the paint. Matte and flat are pretty much the same, essentially no gloss. The next up on the gloss scales is Eggshell (self explanatory) then "satin",...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-18-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,474
Posted By ahajr143
I would be careful about the mica finished...

I would be careful about the mica finished panels. The description says that the mica finish gives a subtle variegated look. That would not be good for picture quality.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-10-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By ahajr143
If you're happy, why stress? There is not a lot...

If you're happy, why stress? There is not a lot of difference between the two sides and you may have used the correct side to begin with. The only reason to use the smoother side is the smoother...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-08-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By ahajr143
With the modest size of the screen you are...

With the modest size of the screen you are planning and the output of your projector you should have plenty of lumens to handle a less than 1.0 gain screen, hence the grey paint recommendation. You...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-08-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By ahajr143
The only positive gain paint with ambient light...

The only positive gain paint with ambient light performance that may be rolled is the MaxxMudd LL version. If you want to go simpler with a sub-1.0 gain you could use Behr "Silverscreen" or other...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-08-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By ahajr143
This is about the lowest cost best quality black...

This is about the lowest cost best quality black velvet http://www.syfabrics.com/View.aspx/Plush-Triple-Velvet/Black-Plush-Triple-Velvet/681/264. The velvet ribbon might work but I am not sure that...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-08-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By ahajr143
I would use the pvc board and paint a neutral...

I would use the pvc board and paint a neutral gray flat or matte color available locally (Munsell 8.0) since you will be getting a projector with decent lumens and projecting onto a modest size...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-05-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By ahajr143
Usually for PowerPoint presentations and the size...

Usually for PowerPoint presentations and the size of the images projected in conference rooms you really don't need anything special and you just project onto a white wall or a pull down screen. ...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-04-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By ahajr143
Your best bet would probably be a neutral 8.0...

Your best bet would probably be a neutral 8.0 level gray paint. Behr Silverscreen would be a decent choice. Make sure you get matte or flat though.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-04-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By ahajr143
The Flexigray may be painted just like the...

The Flexigray may be painted just like the Flexiwhite.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-03-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By ahajr143
First of all, nice house! You wrote a novel but...

First of all, nice house! You wrote a novel but you never gave the details needed to make a good recommendation. How large a screen do you want and what aspect ratio 16:9 or 2.35:1? If you watch...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   08-28-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By ahajr143
Here is what you should do. Read the following...

Here is what you should do. Read the following thread and look at Mississippi Man's post....
Forum: DIY Screen Section   08-20-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By ahajr143
Let us know what projector you are borrowing and...

Let us know what projector you are borrowing and how far from the wall you are projecting from. Also what size image do you want and how much ambient light are we talking about? From those details...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   08-19-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 77,397
Posted By ahajr143
You should be fine as long as there are no light...

You should be fine as long as there are no light sources behind the screen such as power led(s)
Forum: DIY Screen Section   08-07-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,332
Posted By ahajr143
You are correct. I was looking at the HD25e but...

You are correct. I was looking at the HD25e but Projector Central rated it at 1100 lumens after calibration.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   08-07-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,332
Posted By ahajr143
First of all welcome to the forum! I appreciate...

First of all welcome to the forum! I appreciate your enthusiasm but I think you should learn a little more before jumping in with both feet. You say you have a lot of ambient light so you need a...
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