DIY 58"x104" Screen

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  1. Glenise

    Glenise Supporting Actor

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    A friend of mine just built a 58"x104" sheetrock screen for me. My el cheapo Agfa camera won't take any decent pictures anymore so I'm waiting for a decent digital camera to take pictures with.
    I'll post pictures of the screen once the new digital camera arrives.
    I will be using Behr "ultra pure white" flat.
    Thanks to Mark Torre for the idea!
    http://www.armorform.com/page25.html
    I think this is better and much more cost effective than any pull down or permanent mount screen.
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  2. Chad Anson

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    Looks good! One of the concerns I'd have about going this route is getting the painted surface completely level. Did you consider adding "penetrol" (or the latex equivalent) to the paint to help it self-level?
     
  3. Glenise

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    I'm plan on painting the sheetrock screen probably exactly like Mark Torre did.
    Primer and then Behr "ultra pure white" flat paint.
     
  4. Mike Brantley

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    I framed off a section of my screen wall and painted it flat white. I experimented with some gloss paint at first, but that produced terrible hot spots and also revealed every single imperfection in the wall, no matter how smooth I tried to sand it. But when I went with flat white, it became very forgiving. The wall has high spots and dips, but you can't see them because the flat paint throws back such an even image.
    Enjoy your screen!
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    Mike & Cheryl's Screening Room
     
  5. Glenise

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    I just painted my screen with Behr's "Snowfield" -- it's the lightest of the greys. Compared to the Ultra Pure White, I'm getting much better blacks but still retain good contrast in the whites.
    The great thing about paint is if you don't like it ... change it for only $8!
    Chris
     

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