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post #1 of 9 Old 01-01-13, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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I currently have a 106" WillsonArt Designer White screen and have upgraded my old Mitsubishi HD 1000 to an Epson 3020. The projector sits 13' away from the screen and I have dark walls all around but a lighter rug and ceiling. I'm looking for some recommendations on a paintable screen such as the Black Widow or Cream and sugar ect... The 3020 is very bright compared to the Mits. This time I might just paint onto the wall. Any help would be great!
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-01-13, 05:19 PM
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Is the projector calibrated or not? If not, which mode do you prefer for movie viewing?
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post #3 of 9 Old 01-01-13, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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I just picked it up, it's not calibrated. For movies I like to use "Cinema" and "Living Room" in the day. My room light is controlled, just like to have some light when watching regular TV,
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Your pj is indeed very bright (at least in default modes) as almost new models that are 3D capable in order to balance the loss of luminance due to 3D glasses. Furthermore your screen has a gain of ~1.25.

If i were you, i 'd go to a N8 gray shade if you are mostly fan of 2D and in N9 if your main interest is in viewing 3D content.
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So I have found a few paints that match your suggestions

Benjamin Moore
Classic Color Collection
N8= Metro Gray,
N9= Gray Tint,

CiL
N8.3= Universal Gray
N8.8= Snow Filed.

Now, what line of paint for the CiL would I want to go with. I'm guessing a matte finish for either?

Thanks,
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Unfortunately i can't help you with CiL, but for B.M. i would say matte finish all the way!!!

Metro gray and Graytint are a pretty good choises.

You are welcome.
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So I have found a few paints that match your suggestions

Benjamin Moore
Classic Color Collection
N8 (N8.2) = Metro Gray,
N9 (N8.7) = Gray Tint,

CiL
N8.3= Universal Gray
N8.8= Snow Filed.

Now, what line of paint for the CiL would I want to go with. I'm guessing a matte finish for either?

Thanks,
Get an interior water-based paint in either brand with a flat or matte finish.

What screen size are you going with?

If painting your wall, be sure that there are no problems such as bumps or holes. Also it is important for the screen area to be all the same texture; the smoother the better, but it doesn't need to be "baby bottom" smooth.
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post #8 of 9 Old 01-02-13, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Went down to my local store and picked up a quart of the Metro Gray. They mixed it up with an interior 100% acrylic enamel, pastel base F602 1B, Benjamin Moore Collection. I rolled some onto an extra piece of the laminate I had and put it against the current screen. I found this mixture to be a bit on the darker side for me. Might have to try the Graytint or wait till I can get to a Home Depot or Lowes. Stinks that the closest one is a 2hr one way trip. Any other suggestions? I wolud like to enlarge the 106 I have now, and to do that I will have to paint on the wall. Where is a good place to find some black velvet. Are there any how to's on making a new boarder.

Thanks for all the help so far!!
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post #9 of 9 Old 01-03-13, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like I may have jumped the gun on the Gray. After watching some more material the gray is surprisingly good. The gain in contrast is quite substantial, not as white as the old screen but everything else looked better IMHO. How do you think the Black Widow would look with this projector, or is it too dark for 3D content?
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