Paint screen on wall...what paint?

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  1. Shane J

    Shane J Stunt Coordinator

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    I plan on painting a viewing area on my wall for my projector.

    What paint is recommended? What color grey? white? Add pearl to it?

    I did a search and foudn a little information, but not much at all. Any suggestions would be helpful.

    Shane
     
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    I used comet Gray ... for my LCD ... almost an identical match to a grayhawk ...

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    comet grey....who makes that paint? I am assuming that it is a flat paint.

    Should I mix any pearl in it or anything or just put a coat or two of it on?
     
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    Shane, how about telling us which projector you have.
    Is your room totally dark when viewing?
     
  5. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    I recall that it is behr ... but I have to check. Not eggshell comet gray ...

    I just put a few coats on and it was just fine. It matched the grayhawk ... nothing else to say.

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  6. Shane J

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    Thanks Michael

    Jim, I just bought a yamaha lpx 510 projector from Ron Boster in the classifieds on here. The room will be pretty dark when viewing - no lights, two windows have blinds and curtains. On 'movie night' it will be totally dark.
     
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    Hate to plug another forum but the AVS forum has a dedicated thread on DIY screens. The sticky FAQ alone has 42000 views.

    Myself, I went with Kilz2 latex with an Infocus SP4805, large room, 10 foot wide screen area, complete light control. Behr Ultra Pure White is a common favorite, as well as Behr Silverstone (gray-ish). White enhances colors while gray helps black levels.

    Blackout cloth can be used to further help control room lighting (and it makes a nice screen for a PJ as well.)
     

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