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Advice on painting my screen

I just built a 128" screen using Elite Screens white material and 1x3" boards. I have an Optoma HD141x projector, the room is my main living room and connects to my Kitchen, there isn't too much sunlight in there but I do sometimes have some lights on in the room.

Basically what I am looking for is increased contrast and better visibility during the day and when lights are on close by.

I was about to paint it with Silver Fire v2.5 3.0 but I started reading more about it and a lot of people are bashing it, especially here so I am starting to question if I should do it and chance ruining my screen or not. Also I kind of agree about some of it MM seems kind of whack to me. How did they even come up with this formula and what is the science or proof behind it. They modify it so much but if you ask him a question about substituting something minute he acts like you are crazy to suggest it and it is perfect the way it is. Rather than saying something like "I made it this way because of this reason or that will have this effect or I don't know it could make it better or worse use at your own risk."

What do you guys recommend for my setup? I also considered just selling or returning what I just bought to make the Silver Fire, cutting down the white screen material to a smaller size and selling it then just buying an elite 5D or 3D screen instead of bothering with paint.
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Re: Advice on painting my screen

Hi Chip, I wish I had a lot of insight into the world of painted screens... but I don't... hopefully someone will chime-in that does!

Good luck, I'm curious to see what answers a dug up!
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I just built a 128" screen using Elite Screens white material and 1x3" boards. I have an Optoma HD141x projector, the room is my main living room and connects to my Kitchen, there isn't too much sunlight in there but I do sometimes have some lights on in the room.

Basically what I am looking for is increased contrast and better visibility during the day and when lights are on close by.

I was about to paint it with Silver Fire v2.5 3.0 but I started reading more about it and a lot of people are bashing it, especially here so I am starting to question if I should do it and chance ruining my screen or not. Also I kind of agree about some of it MM seems kind of whack to me. How did they even come up with this formula and what is the science or proof behind it. They modify it so much but if you ask him a question about substituting something minute he acts like you are crazy to suggest it and it is perfect the way it is. Rather than saying something like "I made it this way because of this reason or that will have this effect or I don't know it could make it better or worse use at your own risk."

What do you guys recommend for my setup? I also considered just selling or returning what I just bought to make the Silver Fire, cutting down the white screen material to a smaller size and selling it then just buying an elite 5D or 3D screen instead of bothering with paint.
Hello and welcome to the forum.

You realize that front throw projectors and daylight (or any light..) are 2 incompatible things? A gray screen will help in such extreme conditions, nevertheless, there are no miracles. When i see some of the youtube videos that show a videoprojector performing better than a TV set on a full daylight room, i simply laugh. In your case, the problem isn't so much to pick a certain shade of gray which will help you keeping better the contrast, but your 128''. Your frame is pretty big even for a bright projector like Optoma. If i had to suggest something, i would say to not go down of a 8.5N gray.
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