Wheew….I have read this thread from start to finish. What a thread…!
I have always thought a star ceiling would be a great addition to my theater. And I think this project would be fun to do.
But up until fairly recently, a star ceiling has never been an option for me personally because fiber optics, are out of the question, simply because it requires punching holes into the drywall ceiling. I’ve spent a lot of money to keep the sound INSIDE my room. Double walls, double doors, double drywall, I even elected not to use can lighting because it would pose a potential weakness in the room to leak sound… not to mention all the insulation and other sound proofing measures I’ve taken.
Now I have a few questions:
From what I have learned reading this thread, my best method will be to charge the ceiling for an hour or so with a movable black light that I can hide behind my seating when guests come over.
Here’s why… I have a dedicated theater with no ambient light coming in. The floors are a dark green colored carpet. The walls are treated with dark maroon colored fabric. The ceiling is flat black. I have a soffit that goes around the sides and back of my theater. The problem is, my soffit is about 10 inches from the ceiling so I believe it is too close to the ceiling to get good black light coverage. So what I am thinking about doing is getting a new rope light (blue) to replace my existing rope light that is a yellowish white color. I love the look of the blue in the original photo of this thread. My current rope light needs to be replaced anyway as it has a few small area’s that are no longer working
In most cases, the lights in my room will be off. Except the projector. But occasionally, I may choose to also have my rope lighting on during a movie.
What kind of an affect will I get when the lights are off except the projector?
What kind of affect will I have when the projector and rope lights are on?
How many years does the paint last? Does it ever need to be refreshed, say after 2 or 3 years?
FYI: I’ve been considering buying a sheet of drywall and practicing. Then later practicing on my kids bedroom ceilings when I have more confidence. They are each 14 and 6 so they’d love the star affect in their rooms. Both kids rooms are 12X12. One is blue with blue carpet and the other is green with green carpet. The ceilings are a lightly textured semi-gloss white.
Sorry for the long winded post.
Do any of you have recommendations for a rope light? I’m considering this one
that was mentioned earlier in this thread and is actually a black light.