Originally Posted by RTROSE
After reading this entire thread, I have come to this conclusion with my current setup which is as follows.
Totally light controlled 13.5w X 20l X 7.5h room very dark ceiling and font wall with lighter side and back walls with a roughly 116" diagonal 16:9 image
Epson 8350 with a throw distance of right around 14 feet.
Mostly movies with some football games thrown in with enough light on to stuff my face with goodies.
(for low to moderate ambient light)
16 oz Liquitex
16 oz Rustoleom Metallic Accents - White Pearl
10 oz Behr 1850 Ultra Pure White - Flat
12 oz. Minwax Polycrylic - Satin finish
16 oz. distilled/tap water**
Have I misdirected myself?
BTW thanks to MM and PB for all the time and effort you guys put in on this and other threads. It is truly appreciated.
Glad to have you aboard! I've noted your build Thread over on Dedicated Theater Design & Construction......for some time now.
We are privileged to be asked to help be a defining part of your final plans.
Your choice is sound. I see on your thread how you have marked off your wall where the screen will go. Are you painting onto the Drywall or considering a substrate like Sintra? Looks to be onto Drywall.
I also note you live in S. Indiana (Indy Native here) I see the Water Conditioner.
I sold hundreds of those things back when to needy Hoosiers.
Where exactly do you live? South of Bloomington? Brown County?
I might make note that your sidewalls will light up during playback of bright content. The matching ceiling / wainscot color is nice, but an extension of the darker color of the Screen Wall out each side (5') would effectively shadow-box the screen area and help considerably in maintaining a feeling of immersion. You can wait to see just how much effect it will have, but my experience with such pretty much tells me what is gonna happen. Expect that White Trim to do likewise. I know it looks good as far as being a bas relief for the other Colors, but a Theater isn't always an exercise in conventional color coordination. In the least, painting the Trim the color of the top wall portions, and darkening the walls to 60% of the ceiling's shade would go far in resoling what I see as an impending issue.
If you'd rather not do any mods to those walls, it may well be that you should consider adding 2 oz. Silver Fire Colorant to your mix to help offset any redirected reflections of PJ output.
Do you have your Mount picked out yet? (Chief RPA 168 is "De Bomb")