I'm planning to start on the project this evening after all the other workers leave, and keep on it until it's finished (...maybe an "All Nighter...) I will then cover the Screen with Plastic, and it will remain in a down position until I return from my "pre-tox" trip to Maui (Sept 22nd -Oct 1st) that I always take before dealing with a Home Show where I'm on my feet 10 hours a day for 20 days straight.
Aloha, all ya all.
Surf is UP....Fish are waiting....and I'll be taking a course in "Beach Based String Theory" I'm sure.
I'm going to try to get a few screen shots of the Screen painted before I cover it....but there won't be a lot of time. The next AM (tomorrow) the Floor Finishers are sanding and coating the hardwood, so therein is the reason the Screen must be adequately protected after painting. As a rule, a painted Retractable should be left in a "down" position for a minimum of 72 hours to allow the paint to cure to a hardened state. This screen will have the better part of 6 days, so no worries there.
I don't paint retractable-s very often...but this case is special as the room is not a dedicated Theater....more of a upstairs "Media Room-Playroom", and the room has a 7' wide Window that faces south. So....I've arraigned for a Valance to be built out from the Wall above the window that the Screen casing hides behind, and the size Screen selected will effectively cover the Window opening. The Curtains can be drawn just behind the ends of the lowered Screen, and the bottom of the Screen will rest on the Window casing ledge.
As the Room is not "Dedicated", and I also feel Gaming will be a activity suited for the Room, I'm installing a Viewsonic PJD6683ws...a Short Throw WXGA DLP w/ 16,000:1 Contrast & 3000 lumens. Not exactly what I'd prefer, but pretty much exactly what is needed under the circumstances.
3' 10" throw (...you'd have to stand withing 2' of the Screen during Gaming to interrupt the projected beam...)
97 foot lambert of "off the Screen" brightness at 1.0 gain, which is about exactly what the SF v2.55.0
should work out to be.
Photos and a Movie or three will be taken...so steel yer wool !
I'm hoping that the experience I provide will prove to be a definitive example for others to adjudge the worthiness of going ahead with such projects.