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Ok...


I' interested getting some PP as a screen however, however i'm not sure in what order to you apply the paints?


If i understand correctly, the on the back side you start with the base coat and work your way up to whatever mix you want to use.....Now this is what bothers me....in that scenario, the first surface that ends up reflecting light will be the base coat and not the mix. The best mix is on the outside placed against the wall.


why not paint your favorite mix down first and then layer it with OPW or some form of sealer? This way the best paint mix is immediately behind the plastic layer.


Now is this a crazy idea or is there a reason for painting it the current way? Or did i just misunderstand the order of things along the way?

~Mike
 

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You have to paint it with 3 base coats of Behr UPW high gloss and then a 3 coat mix of choice. I had better results painting on the matte side of the polly
 

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ok....


but you're painting the backside of the screen in that order. So when you project on the screen the first paint layer reflecting light is the base color (OPW) not the best mix.


i mean you wouldn't spent the time to paint any screen with the best mix (biglye, MMax, etc) first and then put primer/opw down on top of that and project on that layer, right?


Or am i missing something here?

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Mike,


i think you are a little bit mixed up about the processes...


first of all... i do not recommend painting the backside of the polywall. polywall is 95-100% opaque... it makes

no sense to paint the backside. the ONLY backside color with ANY effect on the frontside topcoat is BLACK.

doing so will only make your image darker... and that's not necessarily a good thing.


if... however... you are instead, using a clear acrylic or plexiglass sheet... then yes, it makes sense

to paint the backside with either a pearl metallic or a silver metallic.

then you would FLIP the arylic sheet over... and paint the topcoat on the OTHER side.

the side that the projector is projecting on to is the topcoat (or good side).


hope this clears things up for you...


-maxx.
 

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pb_maxx,


Thanks some where i must have gotten mixed up, thanks for the pointer!


must still be drunk from new years eve yet!


Thanks for your help,

~Mike
 

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pb_maxx,


Thanks some where i must have gotten mixed up, thanks for the pointer!


must still be drunk from new years eve yet!


Thanks for your help,

~Mike
Ya can't cheat an honest man. (hic!)


The order:


Parkland...matte side


Two sprayed or rolled layers of UPW Gloss or pure Silver Metallic


Then;

MMud-SE - three thin coats

or....,

MMaxxxMud - three thin coats


.....then, you get drunk, with happiness. :D
 

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hmmm.....


that's not what i heard!


you forgot the longneck in-between each coat while ya waitin' for the coat to dry. :D
 
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