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Help with mounting velvet fabric on screen wall

I would like to cover my front/screen wall with black velvet fabric (e.g. Joann's black velvet fabric or similar). To be honest the "Black the Better" thread seems very helpful but it is intimidating to read through as it currently has 409 pages to scroll through.



I do not have baffle wall. Projection screen will be hung on the front wall, with tower speakers on each side.
I am just covering the screen wall with black velvet. The ceiling will be painted black, and the side walls will likely be painted in dark, but not black, paint. Floor will have patterned dark carpet.



My drywall will be up by the end of this week, can I just staple fabric on directly onto drywall? Or is it best to mount to wood panel, FabriTrak system or something similar?

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you can staple directly to the screen wall but you need a plan to hide the staples. The one and only fabric directly on the screen wall project I did involved making wood frame fabric panels and wrapping with fabric. It is the staggered walls project in my signature




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I mounted my velvet 7 years ago on my walls and ceiling using thumb tacks temporarily to see how velvet would work. It's still like this today.

Some day I plan to get some 1x1's and roll the top, repeat on the bottom and stretch the velvet and screw those 1x1's to the to and bottom corners.

I don't think staples would show up. If they did you could sharpie over them.

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Framed my screenwall out similar to Bigmouth's photo. I then made rectangular frames out of MDF and wrapped the fabric tight and stapled it to the back. I also used the speaker grill ball/socket mounts to attach each one to the framework. They can be easily removed if I need back there. Also did the same thing with my soffit. Good luck.
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Although, my first theater was similar to yours... I just painted the front wall flat black. Worked really nice.
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I mounted my velvet 7 years ago on my walls and ceiling using thumb tacks temporarily to see how velvet would work. It's still like this today.

Some day I plan to get some 1x1's and roll the top, repeat on the bottom and stretch the velvet and screw those 1x1's to the to and bottom corners.

I don't think staples would show up. If they did you could sharpie over them.
Mark, would you recommend first painting wall black before mounting velvet?
I'm thinking if fabric ever rips then it would look really ugly/obvious with the bright grey drywall color showing through.
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I used custom measured wood frames wedged into the screen wall.

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Top



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Its really hard to photograph black velvet, but here it is. I have the advantage of a large screen and bevelled sound panels to do the 45 degree position, but it holds great. Also allows me to easily pull them out if I need to get behind the screen at some time in the future...





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I added these to the sides. Wrapped in the Velvet and stapled it on being careful not to over stretch it. I worked around the existing trim so all that I've built is fully reversible.
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[QUOTE=BIGmouthinDC;58071640]you can staple directly to the screen wall but you need a plan to hide the staples. The one and only fabric directly on the screen wall project I did involved making wood frame fabric panels and wrapping with fabric. It is the staggered walls project in my signature




Thanks guys, for all the picture posts, you've given me some great ideas.
I like the framing you did here BIG, because now it gives me an idea to make DIY removable masking panels for the sides, when going from 2.4:1 to 16:9. It looks like the wood frame here is flush with the screen, but if I want removable side panels then I guess I will have the wood framing around the screen come out a bit.


I am also thinking of add velvet to the side walls and ceiling, but just probably for 2-3 feet from the screen. It wouldn't be noticeable on the ceiling since I'm painting that black anyway, but would it look odd on the side wall? I have not finalized painting colors on the side walls yet, but probably be 2 color scheme (dark/medium grey on top, wine/burgundy red on the bottom).


In other related news, 60% off Joann's Fabrics this week, so I ordered 16 yards of Premier Velvet last night. I'm ready!
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two feet of black on the side walls of this project
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