Originally posted by Tom_Bombadil
One of the reasons I find it interesting is that I reported on the availability of Behr Silver Screen paint on December 31st, 2003 in this forum. Thereby preceding this thread by a good 3+ months.
However I wasn't very enamored of it. It is called "Silver Screen" but that is all marketing, based upon the color reminding one of a movie screen. It actually has no silver in it (unlike Behr's Silver Metallic which is a very different kind of paint).
Tom, with all due respect, did you actually try it, or is this a hypothesis on your part? Many here have lots of knowledgable opinion, hypothesis, and questions, but until you actually try something, it's all academic, wouldn't you agree? I embrace the true definition of DIY, with emphasis on the D.
If you tried it, can we see some screenies or a picture of the screen? This would help determine why you are not enamoured of it. I am happy to have a temporary screen, for under $50.00, that will suffice until I can make an LF screen this summer.
SS is a mixture of Lamp Black, Raw Umber, and Red colors. The formula for a gallon of SS is as follows:
1 gallon white base
20/48ths of Lamp Black
20/48ths of Raw Umber (a dark, murky yellow/orange-based pigment)
2/48ths of Red
This is the same amount of Lamp Black as found in Misty Evening, however the addition of an equal amount of Raw Umber results in this paint being darker than ME.
Thanks for the formula. How did you get it? Did you have the paint anaylzed or something? Honestly, I am curious (no digs intended).
Obviously this is not a color-neutral paint.
I never claimed it was. All I did was look at the swatches, find one that seemed closest to Misty Evening (which was not available for me), spent the $10.00, and rolled away. I figured, if it didn't work, I'm out $10.00 and an afternoon's time. But I gained knowledge and experience to share here.
To my eyes, SS is pretty dark to use on a projection screen. Between all of the Lamp Black and Raw Umber, it has got to be cutting down on the gain by several percent.
As I said in the opening post, I was using a plain piece of GatorFoam, the hotspotting was unbearable, compared to that Behr SS is a 1000% improvement for a minimal investment. That's a winner in my book. Hell, I'm not a chemist, never claimed to be, just a videophile that enjoys DIY and experimenting.