Folks here is an update... I am applying my paint on top of a formica sheet (used to cover countertops). For the paint mixture, I am still experimenting. Actually now I am looking for a flat silver paint to replace the Behr silver, which has a shine to it.. The 5 samples I tried thus far are... - 50% chromiance flat + 50% pearlescent white opal - 50% metallic silver + 50% pearlescent white opal - 33% metallic silver + 33% pearlescent white opal + 33% chomiance flat - 50% chromiance flat + 25% metallic silver + 25% pearlescent white opal - 50% metallic silver + 25% pearlescent white opal + 25% chomiance flat Of all the samples I mixed, the one that came out the closest to the Firehawk in colour was 50% silver, 25% pearlescent, 25% chomiance. It had a sheen/shinyness to it though and I feel this would present a problem in filtering out off axis ambient light. It seems that the silver must be a significant portion of the mix though in order to come close to the Firehawk material. The 50% silver, 50% pearlescent mix came out very shiny and I think this would not filter out much room ambient light. The chromiance flat helps a lot as far as reducing the amount of shine in the surface. So silver must be used in order to produce the colour of the Firehawk and Chromiance must be used to reduce the shine and make the end product more flat and more able to reduce room ambient light from being a problem on the screen. Subjectively though, I like the 50% chromiance, 50% pearlescent sample fro its ability to not reflect off axis light. Of all the samples, it was the lightest in colour. --------------------- screen construction ----------------------------- Vinyl tile sheet (the type that comes in a big roll that you apply to the floor). I cut a piece of this to 55" x 93". This formed by base for the entire project. To this, I bonded a sheet of formica which is 49" x 87" using lock tite which was applied to the back of the formica sheet with a roller. I pressed them together and applied weight over the surface to maintain the bond while it dried. Then I applied my 3" border around the formica sheet and used 5/8" thick primed MDF painted flat black.