Originally Posted by Kamull
Hi Kari! Welcome back into the Fold!
It's been awhile since I have been on these forums and I recently find myself getting "hooked" again...my husband will fear that this may cost him money!! tee hee
No Doubt! But we'll fool 'em.
Anyway, I have been reading through this DIY screen section and I think I want to try the quick and easy Behr Silverscreen paint. I have a dedicated home theater room that has been in use for about 3 years. Believe it or not, we have been satisfied just watching projecting onto the wall. Now we are wanting to make the room look more complete and hopefully improve our images.
Well, SS is quick and easy fur shur. What needs to be done now is to be assured your wall is smooth and blemish free, because the addition of a Contrast enhancing paint like SS will show off any such irregularities.
My room is about 13' x 21' and I have control of lighting. My projector is a Screenplay 5000 that is mounted at about 12' from the "screen" (or the wall, in my case). And my front row of seating is at about 10 or 11'. My ceiling is a chocolate brown and the walls are Behr Wilmington Tan that resembles a medium butterscotch color.
Do you think a SS paint job would work with my setup? Also, what ratio of Satin Poly do I add to the SS paint? Do you recommend any particular brand of Poly Satin?
- 25% to Paint Volume
- Minwax Polycrylic Clear Satin "Water based"
I suggest a 110" diagonal Screen. The 5000 show an incredibly bright image, and the SS paint will most assuredly give the low Contrast specs of the 5000 a significant boost "on the screen". That PJ is so bright for a DLP it would seem that you might not need the addition of Poly...but the Poly adds other attributes than additional low sheen to the SS...primarily a easier Roll, and some added depth.
Ya know...since you control the Purse strings and are a HT Enthusiast. It may be time to coyly "suggest" that a new 1080p PJ is in order.
I KNOW you KNOW how to make that happen.
Lastly, I am thinking of the frame around a newly painted screen. Is it more desirable to use moulding painted black affixed to the wall or paint a border frame as well? If I do use a moulding, should I apply velvet or felt to the edge closest to the screen?
Since EVERY woman I know who wants a BIG Screen has impeccable taste, opting for a Black Velvet wrapped trim seems the choice. never you mind the fact that it will do the best possible job....it simply looks as snazzy...and feels "WoW...oooo...ahhhh" to the touch.
Thanks in advance for all your input. It's nice to be back....
Nice to have you back. This place has been brimming with Testosterone lately.