Wall finish

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by TomDA, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. TomDA

    TomDA Auditioning

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    I'm a newbee here. I'm building a dedicated home theater room for a friend. I finished skin coating and priming the wall that will recieve the image 13'w x9'h (it had orange peel texture on it). We want to paint it and not use a screen. Any suggestion on what kind of paint to use. Do I need a highly reflective finish? I can get my hands on some water based pearl white, or is that a bad idea; I am wondering if it will distort the colors like it does the sun light. I looked at Dazian Screen Goo but at $144.00 a quart that's above his budget. Any help would b greatly appiciater.TomDA
     
  2. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    You want the opposite to avoid hot spots - bright spots in the picture. So, the flatter the finish, the better.

    As far as color goes.. I believe most DIY'ers here go with white with just a tiny hint of gray. The gray helps with making the blacks look more black in the projected image.
     
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    Depends on what kind of projector. Gray screens help digital projectors achieve a better black. CRTs don't need this help, though, so a white screen is preferred. A flat ultra-white is probably a basic starting point.
     
  4. Nick.H

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    Just purchase matt white paint, save yourself the money.

    The picture quality is great from it.
     

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