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epson 8100 screen help

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have had projector on white wall in past. building a theatre in new basement and wanted to try to get a better looking screen.

This will be rolled
Screen size: around 150", 16:9
Room dimensions: 25'x20'
Light controlled basement, one small window with a shade
Walls will be tan, not sure if i am going to go with black or white ceiling tile
I have easy access to Home Depot, Lowes, Michaels and Sherwin Williams so I'd like to keep the components from those places.
Use will be HDTV, xbox 360, apple tv, and some Blu-Ray/DVD movies.


saw this mix and thought it might be good

1 quart of behr 4850 flat
1 quart of Minwax Polyacrylic Satin (water based)
2 - 8 oz. bottles gleams ceramcoat pearl
1 - 8 oz. bottle gleams ceramcoat silver

any recommendations would be appreciated.

if i use this mixture, how may coats would i need?

thanks for the help
Edited by badapples - 2/7/13 at 4:56am
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any recommendations or suggestions would be appreciated.

thanks
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any recommendations or suggestions would be appreciated.

thanks

1 quart of behr 4850 flat
1 quart of Minwax Polyacrylic Satin (water based)
2 - 8 oz. bottles gleams ceramcoat pearl
1 - 8 oz. bottle gleams ceramcoat silver

Pretty close to the original 1:1:1 MississippiMudd mix once it morphed into RS-MaxxMudd, except a lot more Silver is in play. Can you link to the location that formula can be found?

There are still just a few Online locations where the Delta Ceramcoat paints can be found, (even on 8 ounce bottles) but for most, they have been replaced by Rustoleum (Pearl) and Liquitex (Silver) products. The Pearl should be the only "Web Sourced' item...no such stock exists in any Michaels outlets as they dropped that line almost 2 years ago.

To hook you up to a correct match to your PJ, I need to know what PJ you have, and it's throw distance to the proposed 150"er.
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the projector is an epson powerlite home cinema 8100. the espon calculator shows 18' for the throw distance.

i don't know exactly where i found that formula at. it might have been an older thread on this forum.

thanks for your help
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the projector is an epson powerlite home cinema 8100. the espon calculator shows 18' for the throw distance.

thanks for your help

Crazy. Your PJ is mentioned in the Thread title, yet I seemingly...no actually didn't notice it. redface.gif

First off, ignore the recommendation to place the PJ at 18'. Your results will be improved substantially if you place the PJ at a 15' -8" throw. ( from 9 fl to 12 fl @ 1.0 gain ) 1.3 Gain @ 15' -8"? 15 fl. A very respectable and acceptable figure for a 150" screen

For your application you need to consider RS-MaxxMudd LL .......NOT MANY OTHER CHOICES OUT THERE SINCE YOU NEED AT LEAST 1.3 GAIN ( oops..."Cap Attack" ) and you are limited to Rolling.

Is there a reason for the latter? If you could spray using a $60.00 HVLP, then S-I-L-V-E-R could be considered, and would be the optimal choice.
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i do have access to a sprayer but just dont feel like i could do a very good job with it. have tried spraying things in past and just don't have the nice even flow that it takes to make it look good. might consider giving it a shot though.

thanks
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i do have access to a sprayer but just dont feel like i could do a very good job with it. have tried spraying things in past and just don't have the nice even flow that it takes to make it look good. might consider giving it a shot though.

thanks

You should because we've had literally dozens of like minded, skill challenged DIY'ers take up their Wagners and Gracos and achieve excellent results.

Spray in the manner we suggest and it is as easy as washing your car. Yes, you have to at least take care not to miss any spots, but if you can walk sideways, hold your hand out in front of you without suffering tremors, and watch what is happening in front of you and adjust accordingly, you'll nail it...I'm certain.
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