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I want to put some velvet on my the side walls of my theater room, and am probably thinking about having them extend out 4 to 5 feet from the screen and extending back into the room. From reading some of this thread and considering the various options, the one that seems easiest and most practical and economical for me is to get some 1/2" foam insulation from Home Depot, and then to cover the panels with adhesive velvet from ProtoStar or McMaster-Carr, and then to fasten the panels to my drywall somehow.
With respect to fastening, I am thinking of glueing magnets to the rear of the foam insulation boards and then attaching magnets to the wall with screws. (Somebody posted a link earlier to a product on amazon that was a magnet with countersunk holes). I guess the other option would be to nail or screw the insulation board to the walls with screws or end cap nails, but then I'd have to paint the screws or nails black. It seems to me that the magnets would at least make the velvet look neater, and the panels would be easier to remove if I wanted to temporarily change the look of the room (sometimes it can double as a bedroom).
Anybody have any suggestions, tips, potential problem areas, or better alternatives? I want to do something that looks good and is somewhat economical, but something that is also not too permanent.
Thanks for any suggestions. This thread is a wealth of information, but sometimes just reading all the suggestions and alternative installation techniques gets a bit overwhelming.