Folks, let me start off with a big hearty THANK YOU for all the work you have put into creating the various screen paint formulae here at AVS. It simply blows my mind. And above all, having the willingness to share that info and help others apply it to their needs.
A week ago I purchased a Viewsonic PJ503D DLP projector. I know this is an entry-level projector, and perhaps I shouldn't even be playing in the same sandbox as the rest of you, but my current needs are humble.
My application will require a screen that is only 45x60 inches (a 10 foot throw). With a factory specified 1500 lumens (if it really is even close to that number), would I see a benefit using S-I-L-V-E-R HG instead of a flat white screen (UPW or Kilz2)? The room will be "light controlled" since I will only be using it at night and in almost total darkness.
My substrate is what Home Depot calls "tileboard" on the receipt, it appears to simply be tempered hardboard that has a melamine covering on one side. The melamine is a bit shiny, and has some small bumps in it, so I will cover this with 2 or 3 coats of Kilz2 primer and sand until smooth.
My current equipment:
20 gallon 5 HP 220VAC compressor.
Critter spray gun (venturi action).
HVLP spray gun (1.4 mm nozzle, I think) from Harbour Freight.
Ubiquitous roller app. equipment.
I used the Critter to spray the OSB walls of my 20x24' workshop. Used the HVLP on only one small project (a computer case).
Even with the above equipment, would you recommend I get the Wagner CS gun for applying the SHG mix (sorry for the contraction of the full name
)? If this screen works out, I may be doing some for others.
Should I scuff-sand the melamine before putting on the Kilz2?
Should I roll or spray the Kilz2? If roll, should I dilute the Kilz2 and how much?
Thanks for your anticipated help!