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Painted wall as screen?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by JasonMA, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. JasonMA

    JasonMA Well-Known Member

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    Will a painted wall do a decent job as a temporary screen for a projector? I have a projector but no screen, and I just bought a house with a room that I am going to dedicate to HT, but I don't have a screen, nor the money to buy one. Will a white painted all work? If so, should it be glossy, semi-gloss, flat, etc? I will eventually buy a screen, but the WAF and money are holding that idea back. I think if I show her how good it can look, she will cave in and let me purchase a nice screen.
     
  2. Bob Maged

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    Do not use glossy. What projector do you have?

    BTW, I was in the market for a Stewart Firehawk until I saw the price. If you paint the wall and then frame the area with a nice black border, it will look good. I used a felt type material on mine that is more light absorbant than regular flat black paint....

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    It is hard to tell from the picture but the surface is actually silver/gray and not white.
     
  4. ChrisWiggles

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    YEs, a flat, matte white surface will do fine temporarily. As will blackout cloth on a frame. You can paint that too to make it a little better. There are many DIY screen solutions for various uses. Gray screens may help with digital projectors to improve blacks.
     
  5. Tsutomu Ohno

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    Neil,

    Can you provide more details on how you made the mask? It looks very attractive. Thanks.

    Tsutomu
     
  6. Neil Joseph

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    The fabric stores sell wide rolls of velcro. I simply used some of that for a quick and fairly neat install.
     

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