Satisfaction is DIY Screen making should entail being assured that the best possible solution and end results are achieved, not just having accomplished something one can "settle" with.
While one might be able to get good results with a simple Neutral Gray, if the material it is applied to is deficient in any way, or proper technique in the application isn't observed, even the most simple and least expensive applications are not worth 2 cents. The reverse is true if an improper paint, or inappropriate material is chosen for a given situation.
It does little good and even less service to suggest that someone try something that is merely "sufficiently good". Most DIY'ers really don't want to "try" something...they want to "accomplish" something special. For next to nothing, of course. Even fewer appreciate being told, "Try this first then if you want something better you can always move up...", Having been on these Boards for a while, I feel safe in saying that such a statement represents a lazy, non-committal response to a very plead-full request.
So being, it is the responsibility of any contributor to do just as much reading "into" and absorbing the needs and often unstated desires of a Poster before making any "suggestion, ........perhaps more so that it is the responsibility of said Poster to read and absorb as much as possible before asking for advice.
In a perfect DIY world, we all could sleep late, and the Noobs could simply search, find, and proceed apace. Gosh...to wish is but to dream.
Bluntly stated, contributing to this Forum requires a conspicuous and unselfish effort, and a willingness to be both patient and supportive. If such is done, then in the end it's all worth the insomnia, indigestion, and consternation. Not so much having to sleep on the couch because the Wife gets disgusted with all the time spent at the keyboard....
Few things are as satisfying as to have a stranger say, "Thank you for taking the time out to help me get this done...it would not have happened without your help."
It can actually be addicting.
Originally Posted by xmagikalx
You guys are making this hard for me lol. I'm going to go spandex because light weight sounds good for me. Thanks for the tips by the way.
It's what we are here for.....mostly.
BTW, my comments were directed to the world at large, and to no one in particular. They were made to express a point of view that while my own, may not represent that of others who hold differentiating ideals.