Originally Posted by brianbes
Guys and Gals, been away for awhile. Did about 7 RS Screens for a bunch of buddies and all are very happy. Now I see a new concoction and got one to do in a few weeks.
Remember now, just like your stint before with Silver Screen, don't go off half-cocked and try something that you'll regret later!
Okay all I see here is you got to spray it, I have gotten real good with that roller and I mean real good, after 7 screens you should but not one of them came out bad,and I work for beer . Can I roll this and if I did would the mix change,
No you cannot, and yes it would. S-I-L-V-E-R is a very metallic oriented mix, with the Mica Flakes suspended withing a almost clear medium (the Faux Glaze). If you roll, you'll increase both the surface sheen of the Glaze by smoothing it out too much, and also orient the Mica Flakes into a predominantly horizontal pattern (all laying down) resulting in too high a degree of linearity. The surface would become much like a very low grade mirror, or more rather like a reflective sign. Sorta like the old "Opti-Coat" stuff that was so very horrible.
The reason is the basement if finished and its going on drywall and again I work for beer so no way I am spraying, and taking the risk of over spray, 110" screen.
Ya been gone sew ya dunno 'bout the Wagner Control Spray $70.00 @ Home Depot
It's a Electric HVLP Gun, and it produces "ALMOST" no over spray. This is because the paint has to be thinned with water, and because of that, almost all of it directed into the surface sticks when it's hits. Of, you still have to mask off the area surrounding the screen, cover the floor below the screen, and place a fan in the window for some ventilation (...and still wear a mask too....) but in actuality, the amount of dust produced is not in any way to be considered unacceptable. Painting has been done in Living Rooms full of expensive furniture, Home Theaters with lots of leather chairs, and even in Restaurants. And the Beer just keeps on flowing.
It boils down to this....as it always has; If you want the absolute best results, then the Top Coats of S-I-L-V-E-R or Silver Fire.....even RS-MMaxx, will all produce such results "Mo Bedder" if sprayed. So go to a little extra trouble. Get some cheap, thin plastic and cover the landscape iffin' you'se are "scared't ". The end justifies the means.
Put another way, once you've done so, and the rest of "The Gang" sees the difference, you'll probably never have to but another 12 Pack in your lifetime.
Love to see that MM and CMRA just can't stop themselves from finding the ultimate solution.
Well, there are lot of "Ultimate Solutions" out there, and no one holds the braggin' rights to have created them all....thats fer shur.
S-I-L-V-E-R is fabulous in a dark room environment, especially with a lower lumen HD 1080i / 1080p Projector. In the "Dark" it does it all.
Silver Fire (Low Lumen - Standard - Dark - High Gain) has adjustable degrees of Ambient Light tolerance, and all produce stunning Black levels and incredibly accurate colors with a decided 3-D ism. (...and SF can be rolled...but spraying makes it fabulous...)
Brian, please consider the spraying route. It opens up all the potential that DIY Screen making has always had available. I myself twittered away at least two full years at "Rolling" before I actually observed the difference, and once that happened, there could be no going back.
Just decide to do that, and we'll / I'll be there to help all we / I can.