A lot of threads have become a home theater improvment color scene around "black"ing out the screen area. Flat black paint, black felt, black velvet, black carpet... You name it!
I figured lets put it in this thread and share our thoughts / noticed improvments / methods / pictures of before and after.
"Black" Frame around screen (Fidelio Velvet)
"Black" Material covering up the screen wall (Mellotone Premium Black Speaker Grill Cloth Yard 64" Wide - Parts Express)
"Black" Material covering the Top and Bottom Stage (Black Blizzard Fleece - Joann Fabrics)
"Black" Material covering the first 8 feet out from the front of the stage (Black Blizzard Fleece - Joann Fabrics)
"Black" Flat paint on Ceiling / Walls
"Black" Semi gloss paint on crown molding
"black" out carpet area in front of screen for cheap?
1. Get cheap fitness pads (Kmart for me)
2. Duct tape all seams front and back
3. Get Black Fabric to cover and adhere to fitness pads
Picture of how I did mine from underneath.
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