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post #11 of 40 Old 08-06-13, 07:06 PM
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Re: Help for a beginner - Black Widow Paint

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Hey, well according to the guy I spoke to at Bunnings, Dulux don't make the flat white version anymore so I had to order it online. I received my order yesterday but they gave me the Matt instead so now I'm waiting for them to exchange it. I'll keep you updated
Actually, I think the matt finish would work fine as well.
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post #12 of 40 Old 10-07-13, 09:31 PM
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Re: Help for a beginner - Black Widow Paint

Any updates? I am also interested how you go with just white paint and AAA..I am near sydney and can only find one place to purchase the aluminium also.
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post #13 of 40 Old 10-10-13, 06:06 PM
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Re: Help for a beginner - Black Widow Paint

About any white paint would work. Mech has tested the regular 4:1 ratio of base paint to AAA-F and found that the result is around N8.5. The only thing is that you MUST be sure you are using the new AAA-F or the resulting mix will be quite blueish.
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post #14 of 40 Old 10-17-13, 10:56 PM
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Re: Help for a beginner - Black Widow Paint

Hi guys!

Signed up to say thanks for this thread as after doing research on Australian paints to use for around 2 weeks this was the most helpful!

I painted my screen yesterday and I'm very happy with it!

I got the new AAA mix so I used 'Dulux Wash and Wear Vivid White' mentioned earlier in the thread and primed it with Tuabman's flat primer. (1 coat of primer, 3 coats of Black Widow mix). So if any other Australians happen to stumble across this post I can report that it works great! Really blown away at the image quality increase! All that's left is to make myself a nice border.

Here's the tone of my finished screen using Dulux Vivid White:

http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/y...psfb048683.jpg

As you can see its not in a very well controlled environment lighting wise so the boost its given to watch-ability while the sun is up is really impressive! Even my wife is impressed

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Re: Help for a beginner - Black Widow Paint

Thanks for the report shawsie64, and welcome to HTS!

This would be about an N8.5 Black Widow Ultra™ screen. I'll post your photo again so it shows (you need 5 posts before your photos start showing).

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Thanks Harpmaker!

Really happy with the image, colors look great. Not much point taking a picture of something being projected as my ipad camera doesn't really do it justice. Cant wait to get a nice border
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post #17 of 40 Old 11-18-13, 11:59 PM
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Re: Help for a beginner - Black Widow Paint

OK, another aussie here.

understand what base paint to get. understand what primer to get. understand what AAA to get.

My question is, how do i go about mixing the stuff and applying it to my wall, or is that covered somewhere else?

Cheers in advance
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post #18 of 40 Old 11-19-13, 12:09 AM
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Re: Help for a beginner - Black Widow Paint

I just gave my paint a good shake before I opened them and then poured everything into a large container. As I didn't have a drill handy I used large ladle (a discarded piece of wood if my wife asks ) to mix it.. I made sure it was mixed thoroughly, took me around 15 to 20 minutes manually mixing.

As for applying it, I just used a low nap roller and found a few tutorials on youtube of how to paint it (it was my first time). Just take your time and it couldn't be easier.
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post #19 of 40 Old 11-21-13, 05:56 PM
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Re: Help for a beginner - Black Widow Paint

Just received my AAA in the mail. The barcode reads "WDNH07-102BS(1)" so i must have the new formula.

So i can just mix this in directly with my base paint at a 4:1 ratio?

I am actually painting my whole wall which is 3.8 metres by 2.3 metres.

Planning to head to Bunnings and get some Dulux Vivid White Matte and some primer and some supplies
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post #20 of 40 Old 11-21-13, 07:27 PM
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Re: Help for a beginner - Black Widow Paint

Now that the AAA is neutral, do the proportions still matter? Will more make it more reflective and grayer? Or, will it start to look too silvery and glare? BTW, I have heard that enamel trim paint is best since it self levels, just be sure to get flat, matte, or satin finish at most.
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