Originally Posted by wookiegr
I have no intentions on paying anyone to do anything in the build I am currently working on. For me, the higher cost of the paint is all I have to worry about so in that regard, it's still very affordable. However, I will be spraying down the entire construction in two coats of white drywall primer. Some rooms get textured wallpaper, other areas get planking while the theater room gets only blackened paint. I hope using white primer doesn't interfere with the effectiveness of the Rosco. I will likely being doing two coats of that as well.
Please read everything as carefully as you can, and consider the advice of those who have gone before. Oh...plenty equate quality with spending excessively, or following the crowd who exclaim such, but it can easily get out of hand and result in some exceedingly sour grapes. Your Theater is a different room altogether from the rest of the Home, and if it means you stop and have 2-3 gallons of "tint-able" White Primer tinted a dark Grey so as to make your Rosco go up all the easier, then just do it! You have only yourself to make the choice. Better still, try the solution I have posted below first and take the difference in cash and treat yourself to something else you might of otherwise forgone without and revel in your cleverness.
(After all....it's so ridiculously less expensive than Rosco, even if you decide to move on to such, you'll be out pennies in comparison..and have a dark substrate already on hand.)
Originally Posted by skylarlove1999
I would go with a gray primer for the theater room.
The right advice....stated somewhat more concisely than above.
Originally Posted by tigerhonaker
Just something you might wish to think about before you do the H/T in multiple base coats of White-Primer.
Before my Team did the actual Rosco Velour Flat Black they applied a base coat of Flat Black to cover up all the drywall repairs that were extensive.
After they applied that Flat Black base-coat then they did the 2-coats of the Rosco.
Just maybe something to consider before hand.
Of course that'll work too....but I prefer a mid-toned Grey for the simple reason that it is still within the range of being a High Contrast coating, one that will go further in showing you any remaining defects in repairs (...or ones that were missed...). Just the same, your method is light years better than a White Primer, and
would be well advised to hearken to such.
Certainly. I myself have found that the PPG Diamond Base #3 (Flat) is an excellent, low cost Acrylic Paint with great durability. Also,to enhance the durability factor all the more, the addition of 25% Matte Clear Polyurethane will allow you to feel perfectly OK with any guest giving the Walls a curious swipe.
Tint-wise, a Color from the Disney Palette Collection called "Mouse Ears" is a almighty Black "Black" and can be made to be "Super Saturated" simply by doubling the amount of Tint.
So for a few hundred dollars less...one can get results that would be impossible to ascertain a difference.
Originally Posted by mhutchins
MM, can you recommend a specific paint that meets your criteria?
But....no matter what you choose ya gotta spray it on !!!!!!
It seems "almost" incredible to me that such well versed people buy into Rosco's sales hype on "Super Saturated" just to purchase a extremely expensive Paint whose thickness is simply due to a lack of moisture content, and whose reputed "darkness"comes from simply adding more of the necessary Tints to Base Paint volume. I mean just think about it....how do you think any deeply saturated color obtains such a rich appearance? But to make a Paint and advertise it as being superior, yet allow it to be so fragile? That is a total pisser!
Actually, the marketing they (Rosco) employs makes sense because of who it specifically targets....who else if any are more likely to spend prodigiously if told by doing so they get the best. And the Reviewers are not to be excluded....they too are susceptible to claims supported by conventional thought and a lack comparative examples.
Many are aware that for the last 16 years, getting paint formulas right has been my job description...and making the end result be as durable as possible has been a very important part of it. This has led me to try many different (...and expensive...) paint combinations, and then match up my own creations against them. A Flat Black is no different in many respects than a light or medium hued Flat Grey....both benefit greatly by being applied over a darker substrate. The latter should be so elemental as to be like.....well breathing?