Originally Posted by dreamer
We still like having options around here at DIY, don't we ?
Certainly, but one cannot exclude nor overlook the context behind any request.
His original request was for "tape or something similar" and tape is not permanent like paint would be, so I felt justified in offering a non-permanent option.
And in that case your right, but I really don't see "non-permanent" in his request, He wants a Roll-UP with built-on masking that will roll up with the screen. Something like that must be non-intrusive (ie: almost perfectly flat and hold no risk of transferring any residue...andlack any possibility of shifting position) Those requirement is what should drive any practical advised solution.
If I were building such a thing and tool-challenged, I might build it out of layers of 3/4" foam board laminated with Glidden Gripper to have more than 8' length and let the velvet act as hinges at each corner and straight pins holding the velvet to the foam board. Razor knife, straight edge, paint brush and straight pins are pretty minimal requirements.
So while the Screen is rolled up the Masking Panels remain as a issue of storage...somewhere, and be brought out only when the Screen is extracted? Not a workable solution, for one, The "Gripper" itself is not available to the OP, and then there is another very good reason in this case.
My main concern was that it would be even less conspicuous than the case for a pull down screen alone, as you mentioned.
I think you meant "more conspicuous" there.....
Which bring us to.....
If that was important, I'd build it more robustly so the back of the angled face could be smooth and painted wall-color then flipped up to show that side rather than the front black velvet. Let the painted face hide the whole shebang.
Well....you had me with your posted drawing. I said I liked that idea. However the primary overriding issue to be taken under consideration is that the OP lives in Sweden. That means....
Some things such as particular US products are not available, or are prohibitively expensive to import (VAT & Duties are buzz-killers in Scandinavian Countries) Local sources of similar products might be possible of course, but that has to be a consideration taken into account. Nothing could be simpler to fill that order than a Painted on Mask.
Then there is "the Look". I certain it must look very acceptable....at all times. Challe77 is picky.
That means going every bit as far as your design...and more, but it's gotta be in style with the decor. I don't thing anything beyond minimalist approach would be acceptable here....however and perhaps a closely confining built-out enclosure meant to hide the Screen's casing could well be a good blending. As to if that is even something Challe77 is concerned about, we will have to wait for his input.....which seems to be lagging here.
No matter....Cosmetic appeal is obviously a important part....I know that much having helped Challe77 with his DIY DEA Curved 2.39:1 Screen
. That is backed up by this one single Post
(...didn't get any responses though...) where Challe77 was looking for a Flat "TV Format" Screen that would serve as a Painting when reversed and placed on another Wall. Bear in mind that TV over there is also in 16:9, and Challe77 is using a Fixed Panamorphic Lens, so he wants a 21.9 Ratio because that size scales easier than 16:9.
Please don't think me so much as being critical as being concerned that going too far afield of the original request might be a bit off-putting. But I do know that if Challe77
"wants" to build something...he's perfectly capable of doing so, so your idea might appeal to him. I just see his request as asking for the simplest approach possible, and painting on the needed mask is that by a wide margin.