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I have been working with medium-texture canvas. I applied about 4 coats of Gesso (liquitex brand, the best I can find locally). Despite all the coats, the canvas' texture still makes it through. I even sanded one of the layers.


When bright pictures are panned on-screen, the texture shows through. I would appreciate any advice on getting the smoothest surface on canvas. I was unable to find any finer-texture canvas that is available in 72-inch widths.
 

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what size screen and what projector....


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mercury,


my final screen will be about 90" x 64". The projector is a Panasonic LC75U.
 

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hi

if you do 2 coats on back of the screen then a final coat on top of that i can`t say which will make it lookl better.will that work.

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it just hit me

will you find that smooth or rough canvas you looking for any size at sail boats store or marina. they used all kind stuff for sail boat.

i remember that when i used to go with my father to the marina

that's was long time ago . i don`t know if they still using same material like we used back then.

safaa
 

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safaa,


That's an interesting idea to check out. I was originally looking for any creative ideas to smooth out a canvas, such as using powdered gesso, mixing it thick, applying it and then sanding it. The liquid gesso just does not go on thick enough or I am missing something.
 

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Hi Rich,

Why start with canvas to begin with? If you're going to paint it anyway, is there a strong reason you want to start with canvas and not some of the other smooth cloth choices that have been discussed here?
 

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Bandrsnatch,


I was unable to find the blackout material locally in the width I need. The Home Depot drop-cloth is not wide enough and has a middle seam. I went to cloth stores and only found single-layer blackout clock that felt cheap. I did not find any other decent alternatives.


I could also use a stretchable cloth that could be painted. I am mixing my own paint, using regular and pearlescent paint, and the test results so far have been very good.


This is my first choice, followed by the ever-popular Parkland Plastic sheet...
 
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