Originally Posted by Mahuzz13
WOW looks amazing and I know we have seen these colours in our builds but your ceiling sets you apart from the others. You and your wife must be getting very excited to see it at this stage now.
Thanks - we are very excited. She has major project fatigue and wants this to be finished a month ago. I'm a little more patient but I'm nearing the end of my rope as well. This has been all-consuming for most of 2017. Research, orders, research, managing contractors, research, building speakers - never mind we are also doing 1/2 the work ourselves! Seems like every weekend we could be at the beach but instead we are in the basement working...
Originally Posted by Ladeback
Very nice, it is sure taking shape.
Thanks - getting the room painted really brought everything together.
Thanks - your theater looks very nice too. Classic red and black AVS color scheme. Can't go wrong!
Originally Posted by texpilot
Looking fantastic Javery!!! What paint and sheen did you go with? I saw you used Kilz primer -- which one (they have several varieties)?
Whatever you used definitely looks like a formula for success!!!! Great work, inspiring to see.
I believe it was the "original" Kilz - the red can. It is the latex primer/sealer. The paint was Benjamin Moore Regal in Black with an Eggshell finish. It is a little reflective when the lights are on but only where the light hits the moulding and it's not noticeable unless you are looking for it - the walls are still very dark. I didn't want to go with a matte finish purely for aesthetics.
I'm no expert painter although I've probably logged hundreds of hours in my life at this point. The black looks great. It went on relatively smooth and contrary to popular belief I think it actually hides a lot of imperfections. If I shine a flashlight on it you can still see the roller nap on the wall but with the lights on everything blends together making it look nice and smooth - I have very good eyesight and I seem to notice every minor imperfection (and complain about them according to my wife
) and I'm very happy with how it all came out.
Originally Posted by SteveCallas
Very nice work, looks classy.
Thanks - it is so weird because the rest of my house is definitely NOT done in this style. Well, we have crown moulding everywhere but the color scheme is much more neutral. Even the adjacent room is very different - it may look a little strange if we leave the double doors open. I love it though - it really seems like I'm not in my house when I'm in the theater room. It seems special - like I'm at the movies!