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post #1 of 3 Old 04-19-2019, 05:57 AM - Thread Starter
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Advice on color for projector wall

I am doing a basement room and have just finished the sheetrock and was going to prime it and paint. The room is 16 by 15, it is small. The projector that I have now is an Epson IN3138HDa for the time being until I get something better later. It will hang on the ceiling 15 1/2 feet away from the wall and roughly project 83'' x 11' probably a little smaller. Going to watch movies, sports and video games. It has one window, that is under the deck and I plan to have blackout curtains on it.
My question is what color should I paint the wall, should it be white or a universal grey, or some other mix for the best picture? Thanks for any advice!
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You may want to ask this in the DIY screen form where they specialize in painted screen walls. There is a link on the main page just under the Screens link you clicked to get here.

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It really comes down to what color you paint the rest of the room. Ideally you want very dark flat paint on all surfaces including the ceiling with a white screen. This is the least costly scenario and yields the best possible picture. If this is not possible screen color/type becomes a very complex calculation between projector specs and reflective surfaces/ambient light/viewing distances and angles in the room.

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