It is so far beyond the quality level, in paint quality, and image fidelity of any house paint, so as to make any comparison laughable.
Yes to all your questions. No matter what, flexibility of the paint after application will ALWAYS be there. it is inherent in the design. basically, I can very likely, with experimentation, better or equal any screen surface you have ever seen, or used. it is just that we have to start somewhere. product must get out, and then..take it from there.
The people who will get the most out of this product,is the dealers and installers who aren't afraid of a bit of work.
Here's the quandary. People want the product. It is reasonable in pricing and/or costs. Dealers don't want the product. it is too cheap to reap real profits from,and there is the backside of maintenance to it's usage. So, the website has to take the pressure of them,at the very least, insofar as explaining it's handling and usage parameters.
You have to remember,that a ordered screen is a decent profit,and exists as a checkmark on a dealer's invoice. A painted screen exists as a thing that must be made. In some cases the dealers will want the product. they will want it for the perennial money saving type of customer. Many dealers don't really have the skill or desire to get into it's application.
Installers on the other hand, depending on their personal abilities,and technical depth, will either love it, or hate it. If they have no technical depth, they will not want anything but a finished product. They wish this for the simplicity. they punch a button on your wallet,and money pops out. With the paint, they punch the button, and a drop comes out (in comparison to the profits of a $1000 screen solution that is simple to sell and install).
If they are a true custom installer, they will LOVE the paint,as it allows them to better serve the customer, with exact meeting of their needs, on any occasion, place or time frame. To a custom installer THIS sort of thing is money. Totally custom work.
This is the crew I am trying to reach. Ones who have the skill to do the work properly, and reap the accentuated rewards of such work. Any screen, anywhere, any type, anytime. No limitations. no delivery schedules. It can be done on a moment's notice.
The level of costs to get to a Stewart, Vutec, Dalite, etc quality of screen are less than the costs of one of those higher grade screens. Once the learning curve is completed (which can be largely eliminated with pre-determined kits) anything can be created, if I give you access to the right product.
Projection prices are rapidly dropping, and so must the screen solutions drop to (in comparison) a similar costing. As well, the quality level must increase. It must drop in complexity, insofar as the usage and application of this sort of technology.
This product is the genesis of that solution.
And this is the only place, or spot in any way, shape, or form to find or realize that solution, due to the simple fact that the solution is very complex and difficult to create, and put into a container.. and sell it as a simple solution. The level of physics involved is quite staggering when you get down to the real meat of the understandings.
As for aeration, what I mean is the inclusion of tiny air bubbles in the mixture, caused from cavitating the blade on a mixing device when stirring the mixtures. This is NOT to be done. If this happens, in any way, shape or form, it must sit at least overnight to get the bubbles out. They will be microbubbles,and be very hard to get tot he surface. And rest assured,the complexity and type of mixture virtually guarantees that their will be bubbles in the mixture after vigorous mixing. what I mean as well, is the mixture must miss no small bits on the side of the container, for instance, when adding the primer to it to change gain characteristics. it must be fully,and properly mixed. This is NOT housepaint.
this is a video screen,which you stare at in an intense fashion, on a daily basis. Not the unrealized wall paint in your house. tiny flaws WILL be realized and found out. So, mix properly,and apply well. There are no shortcuts with this product.
Simplicity of application of the product is definitely there, but attention must be paid to the act of application, and the act of preparation employed to get to that point of application of the product. You don't have to pay that much attention to the application of wall paint, but then again, that's just your wall.
A good painter really pays attention to what he/she is doing. The same thing applies here.