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How should white high gloss paint be applied for maximum reflection

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If wanting to use a glossy white paint as the reflection base for a "White Fusion" what would give you the most light reflection off of it?? Would you simply need to a) put down a few rolled layers of a high gloss/nonprimer white paint like the behr 1850 onto an opaque substrate like a piece of TWH??? b) put down many rolled or sprayed layer of a glossy white paint that has primer in it, like many spray can paints, until enough layers make the paint opaque to your projector image?? or c) apply many, many, many rolls or sprayed layers of a glossy/nonprimer white paint until it becomes opaque??? I know many people use mirrors for light fusion because the mirror has silver which is a reflective paint and that the mirror is opaque which gives a mirror is reflection quality but I'm not sure how that works when it comes to making a white gloss reflection substrate.: Whats the best way to get a high glossy white paint to send the most of the projector light back at you??? confused:
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Simply apply the Glossy White paint by either rolling or spraying (preferred) until the surface is evenly covered and wholly opaque.

If you spray, the paint need not be over a Primer coat unless the Primer is needed to make the underlying surface suitable, either by improving adhesion, smoothing the surface, or both.

Many own to using Gliddens Gipper Primer on surfaces like Melamine coated Hardboard (TWH) and to do so isn't a bad idea, especially when one is rolling. Heavier rolled coats tend to lift off a slick-ery surface. Dusted=on initial coats allow the "spotty" coatings to dry fast and act like little grabby hand-holds for the subsequent later coatings.
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