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  1. DIY Screen Section
    Need help picking out a projection screen for my 1st home theater setup. Everything else is finally done! What would be the best budget option for about a 130 inch screen around $500 for a family room with some sunlight and ambient light during the day, and at night the room can get really...
  2. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Couple questions here regarding Light and Paint, any advice would be great! Our room is 16x16 with 8FT ceilings in the basement. We are either going with a darker blue, or darker grey (linked). PAINT: 1) Typically you paint the baseboards white, but in a theater room should we paint the...
  3. DIY Screen Section
    Just bought our first projector, it will be here Monday. We have been trying to get everything done before Monday. We would like to have our wall finished up before then. We bought Benq HT2050a. It will be located in our basement as part time entertainment. Mainly movies, little tv and some...
  4. DIY Screen Section
    Outdoor Projector Screen - Painted? Hey y'all, I am in the process of building an outdoor projector screen utilizing 4 by 4 posts with a couple 1/8" plywood boards layered with a couple sheets of Thrifty White boards as well. Would it be feasible to paint over the thrifty white with something...
  5. DIY Screen Section
    Well, I have been looking to paint my existing basic pvc screen a grey color because I have white walls and can't control light reflection. Does behr silver screen crack at all? The screen is zip-tied to hooks and looks nicer than I thought it would and I fear it will crack when transporting it...
  6. DIY Screen Section
    I have a ceiling mounted BenQ W1070+ in the living room. I built a 130" fixed frame (see attached file) and plan to stretch a 150" PVC Excelvan screen on it (I already have it). Which will bring my first question. Our living room is quite bright, all the walls are white and there is no way to...
  7. DIY Screen Section
    Hi Guys Wondering if anyone here has a great dark paint mix for a largish windowless theatre room and can advise brand/colours/ratios? I've been Googling for 6 months and am sick of hearing about "The Black Widow Mix" yet never seeing a clear description of the ingredients. I believe the Black...
  8. DIY Screen Section
    Hey all! I've been reading through a massive amounts of posts on this site and learned a lot, but a couple of things I have definitely seen are: 1) a great group willing to help and 2) the fact that the formulations come down to situation/goals/equipment/etc. So with that said, I'd like to get...
  9. DIY Screen Section
    I am planning on building a 150 inch screen and then painting it with an ALR paint. Problem is I can't seem to find any blackout in the size that I want here in Canada. Any suggestions from people who have done this on where I can get this material or any other suggestions on how to go about this.
  10. DIY Screen Section
    Hi, all, I've got a BenQ 1085st hung up on the ceiling, but the light brown wall just isn't doing it for me. I'd like to get a screen painted up (~120"), and I've been reading through a variety of mixes on this site. It seems like most paint mixes are ALR, and my understanding is that they...
  11. DIY Screen Section
    Here are some photos of a 98" FolkArt Gunmetal Grey screen. It looks pretty good in a non-ideal room with a lot of reflective and light-colored surfaces. It works alright with a few lights on. It can also perform decently during the day. This used: $14 worth of matte poly $10 worth...
  12. DIY Screen Section
    My son is opening a horror/sci-fi/fantasy store in Charlotte and I'm working with him to set up a projection system to enhance the walls. Essentially the top 6 feet of his 16-foot high walls with be projected horror images and films clips that will change every :30 to :60 seconds. They will be...
  13. DIY Screen Section
    Trying to pick a paint, and could use some help from the experts if you have a minute. Here are my details: * Dedicated wall, just with your basic white primer on Drywall at this point. * Using a short throw / bright projector. Optoma GT1080 1080p 3D DLP Gaming Projector. * Ceiling mounted...
  14. DIY Speakers and Subs
    Ok, so I figured this could be cool.... Why not have a thread where people can reference some of the more popular finishing methods? Feel free to submit your experiences/tips! If there is a type of finish that is not listed, just ask! Ill be happy to lay out a quick and dirty...
  15. DIY Screen Section
    Been surfing the AVS threads for about a week now searching for the best screen paint that doesn't require complicated mixing and it seems like everyone has different opinions and there seems to be a lot of arguing and disagreement in the threads relating to this topic. Some people suggest...
  16. DIY Screen Section
    Hey guys, I'm new to signing up but have read these forums for a few years now and know that AVS is the place to go for answers! ;) So I'm getting my first projector soon and with all my research I found that I want to paint a wall or board/MDF/whatever (still figuring out that part) I think a...
  17. DIY Screen Section
    Hi all! This is my first post on this forum but I have done a lot of reading and lurking in the last two years or so. Some details about myself and my scenario: I live in a rental home in a college town, and move around pretty frequently (4 places in 5 years.) Pretty obviously, I am not doing...
  18. This and That
    Hey guys- Thought I would post this here... if anyone is looking for some Rosco Supersaturated velour black paint, I have 3 gallons brand new. I decided to go the velvet route for my screen wall. I'll sell it for $150 shipped for all 3. Originally cost me a little over $200. Just PM me...
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