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Forum: DIY Screen Section   01-22-2015, 02:38 PM
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Spandex will give a better picture because it has...

Spandex will give a better picture because it has a smoother surface than BOC. I have projected on both and milliskin matte spandex is superior and much easier to work with.:o
Forum: DIY Screen Section   01-16-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
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That looks like the Spandexworld material. Good...

That looks like the Spandexworld material. Good find and it is at a cheaper price, as well. Black works fine as the backing although the finished screen will have a slightly lower gain than white...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   01-16-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
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Moleskin is poorer for AT characteristics and the...

Moleskin is poorer for AT characteristics and the Milliskin also has a finer weave, which makes for a better picture as well. The moleskin is very slightly more stretchable but it is due to a 21%...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   01-13-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 867
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Posted By ahajr143
Yes, 60" spandex will stretch to a 70" frame as...

Yes, 60" spandex will stretch to a 70" frame as long as it is 4-way stretch and 20% spandex content.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   01-13-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 339
Posted By ahajr143
The smoother the surface the sharper the picture....

The smoother the surface the sharper the picture. Increased gain accentuates the difference. Make sure you have as smooth a surface as possible before you spray the Silver Fire. You are planning...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   01-07-2015, 11:47 AM
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You are correct. Silver over white is darker and...

You are correct. Silver over white is darker and better at ambient light rejection. Because most of the viewing was going to be done in the dark a brighter image with less ambient light rejection...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   01-06-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 187
Posted By ahajr143
Wink Happy New Year & new screens!

Happy New Year & new screens!
Forum: DIY Screen Section   01-06-2015, 08:57 AM
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Posted By ahajr143
First of all, welcome to the forum! You should...

First of all, welcome to the forum! You should use the Fabric Land material that matches the milliskin matte spandex specs from Spandex World or Spandex House. I would go with white over silver...
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: 450
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: 508
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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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: 996
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
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Views: 157,398
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: 441
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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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: 634
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: 54,319
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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: 1,549
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: 394
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: 411
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: 411
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: 346
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: 261
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: 227
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. ...
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