DIY Screen "Screen Goo"

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  1. Gerald LaFrance

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    Hi I was looking around for screens and the prices are a lil bit more than I would like to pay, I found this DIY Screen and it is half the price, I would pay for a real screen.

    Has anybody known or used this screen themselves, or could I just use some kind of paint to make the screnn on the wall it will be a 100" screen THNX[​IMG]
     
  2. Julian Reville

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    I just project directly on my wall, painted a nice light grey satin from Home Depot. The picture looks great.
     
  3. Doug_H

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    I have used Goo in three theaters and it is great. It has a much better reflectivity that standard paint can't match. They also have a tool on the site that will help you select the best paint for your projector and enviroment. I highly recommend this product.
     
  4. Gerald LaFrance

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    I just used the Tool calculator and the screen will only cost me $270 wow!!, now that is a more realistic price.



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    Will these goo guys send out samples for testing. $270 for paint seems extremely high. I use a custom mix gray from Lowes and I be interested in trying goo but not for a couple hundred bucks.
     
  6. Doug_H

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    They have some local distributors, you can check on the site and see if one is near you. I am sure they have displays set up.

    I tried a number of home brewed paints and they just didn't pop the way Goo does especially when it comes to HD.
     
  7. Chet Wilson

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    Gerald, go to a fabric store and buy some drapery backing, stretch it in a simple frame, buy a quart of Behr Silverscreen(flat), paint with a short nap roller, hang and off you go. $40-$50.
     
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    Spend some time reading up on this subject on the avs forum, their is quite a lot of DIY'ers with screen paints. A lot of folks go to Home Depot and buy Behr "Silverscreen" and it works fine. Much cheaper than goo...[​IMG]
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forum...s=&forumid=110
     
  9. Ron-P

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    I tried that Silverscreen, and yes it does work fine, but I preferred my current Lowes Valspar Plank gray to it.

    I'm going to order up the Goo and give it a try. Looks like it will only run me a bit over $100.
     
  10. BlakeN

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    I just spent the last 3 hours reading DIY screen posts and I have come to the conclusion that its 50% trial and error 10% science and 40% voodoo and I think I might be over estimating the amount of science. There is a conflicting argument to every post on avs.
     

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