Hugh,I am at drywall finishing stage (photo attached) and need to finalize my screen paint plan. This will not be a dedicated theater, but a multi-purpose rec/media/game room. Based on searches and other posts, it seems like Silver Fire v2.5 N/C might be a good option for this projector, but wanted to get feedback from others.
The room has no windows and two doors. I will have three banks of lights from front to back, all dimmable. Wall paint for the rest of the room will probably be a flat greige and I plan on installing at least 4' of black velvet on the walls and ceiling around the screen wall. I have enough material to go out 8' if needed.
I plan on having the drywall finishers do a level 5 finish on the screen wall and I will paint the entire wall the screen color. The screen wall is 13' x 8'.
The projector is an Epson 5050UBe and the lens will be about 13' from the wall.
I have an earlex HVLP sprayer that I have never used, but purchased for this project.
The paint schedule, from what I understand, should be:
1. 6 duster coats of Kilz2
2. Lightly sand with large sponge
3. 2 duster coats of Kilz2
4. 5-6 duster coats of screen paint
5. Lightly sand with large sponge
6. 2-3 duster coats of screen paint
Is that paint/sand schedule accurate or does it need to be changed?
Am I correct that overlap is about 70% and speed of 3'/second?
Any feedback on the proposed screen paint color?
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1st off, it seems the Drywall Finisher did you a Proper by floating out the Seams as far as he did. Kudos to him for that!
Dilute and strain the Primer......also strain the Screen Paint.
I would suggest that you abridge the Priming schedule to allow for a light sanding after 3-4 coats and a 2nd "very light" sanding before applying the Screen Paint.
Sanding the Screen paint is usually done between the 4th & 5th coats....again "very lightly"..
Do you have the 1.0 mm Needle?
Both Overlap and Speed figures are correct. Maintain a 14" distance from the surface