Originally Posted by WhereToStart
Oh, I know it definitely hasn't taken a back seat. As soon as I found this forum, and then SF, I haven't looked at another manufactured screen. I am incredibly impressed with the screens I have seen in this forum. I'm just wanting to do the best possible screen painting I can afford and the brains on this forum can concoct. Not to say I would at all be dis-satisfied with the SF in any of its incarnations.
There are four ways to go about getting the best results.
1. Choose the specific paint application ideally suited to your Room's conditions and PJ's performance
2. Use the best available paint components, and mix them exactly as specified.
3. Use a good substrate Board, or adequately prepare a Wall Surface.
4. Spray on the coatings.
Beyond those parameters, it's pretty hard to spend more than what everything is already known to cost.
Perhaps the biggest cost/logistic/domestic hurdle for many is adapting the Room to fit the job. Changing wall/ceiling colors and controlling ambient/artificial light both make huge differences, but often find themselves compromised by one or more of the former concerns.
Simply put, the more adaptable the room can be for the job/PJ at hand, the less complex or involved the Screen application must be.
A good (...or bad as it may well be...) example is a current Posters dilemma.
A 1000 Lumen PJ ---Overly long Throw Distance --- a too large Screen ---absolutely depressing ambient light levels.
The ambient light must be contained....a LOT... if the PJ in question is to be used, throw cannot be changed, and the screen is to remain "big". Even then, only a lighter shade of metallic-infused Gray can be used...something with more gain than actual contrast enhancing ability.
So how about some specific details as to what your going to be facing / using? If there is plenty of time to prepare, you have an advantage many do not find themselves with.