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Re: Paint recommendation for Optoma HD25e (light cannon) projector.

Dear clark17,

unfortunately my friend got sick and i haven't had the chance to take the readings....sorry!!!

Hope to doing so when i 'll get back to Athens (after a month i suppose...).
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If you can get Valspar Ultra in "Super Flat" finish then use that as it is the exact same gloss as the older Valspar Ultra Premium flat enamel; but if you can't then get the Valspar Signature in matte finish.

Yes, we are going more with Valspar Signature paints because Valspar was doing crazy things "upgrading" the Valspar Ultra Premium line. Different stores still have different type of paint from that upgrade. Also, people that roll their paint seem to prefer the way Signature goes on.
Thank you so much for your feedback. I will see what my local Canadian Lowe's offers. Would you guys want me to sent you a sample so you can measure it? Also based on the 'limted' specs on my projector? Which tint should I go with? I'm leaning toward darker Dover Grey, however I'm afraid I'm might lose too much brightness for 3D movies. Also someone pointed out I should wait before I repainted it because the bulb within first 400hrs will lose up to 40% of brightness. I remember reading somewhere you said with newer more powerful projectors there is less need for reflective additives (such as used in BW paint).

Please advise... I guess I could always repaint it... would quart be enough for 2-3 layers over BW?

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Dear clark17,

unfortunately my friend got sick and i haven't had the chance to take the readings....sorry!!!

Hope to doing so when i 'll get back to Athens (after a month i suppose...).
No worries... Whenever you get time, it would be good data to help me and others
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Re: Paint recommendation for Optoma HD25e (light cannon) projector.

ok... I'm super super confused about Lowe's/Valspar naming...

I was looking on Canadian Lowe's site and I found 2 types of Signature series in matte, which one should I buy?


Valspar Signature Colors Interior Base C Paint Primer


~or~

Valspar Signature Colors Interior Base #2 Paint + Primer


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ok... I'm super super confused about Lowe's/Valspar naming...

I was looking on Canadian Lowe's site and I found 2 types of Signature series in matte, which one should I buy?


Valspar Signature Colors Interior Base C Paint Primer


~or~

Valspar Signature Colors Interior Base #2 Paint + Primer


thanks...
Rather than explain the differences between those two paints, which would probably just confuse you more, all that matters is that you tell the Lowe's paintperson you want a can of Valspar Signature paint in matte finish and in the color you want. Your links were for two different Bases (among other things) and that is not something you normally tell the paintperson since what Base is used depends on the color of the paint you buy.
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Thank you so much for your feedback. I will see what my local Canadian Lowe's offers. Would you guys want me to sent you a sample so you can measure it?
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Also based on the 'limted' specs on my projector? Which tint should I go with? I'm leaning toward darker Dover Grey, however I'm afraid I'm might lose too much brightness for 3D movies. Also someone pointed out I should wait before I repainted it because the bulb within first 400hrs will lose up to 40% of brightness. I remember reading somewhere you said with newer more powerful projectors there is less need for reflective additives (such as used in BW paint).
If you are worried about going too dark with 'Dover Grey' then go with 'Veil'. If you go lighter than 'Veil' you might as well stay with the N7.5 BW™.

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Please advise... I guess I could always repaint it... would quart be enough for 2-3 layers over BW?

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Valspar says a quart of Signature interior will cover 100 square feet and since your screen is 36 square feet you should be able to do it since you shouldn't need more than two coats.
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Re: Paint recommendation for Optoma HD25e (light cannon) projector.

Harpmaker thanks so much for all your help :-). I should have your home address, I will double check my PMs.

I'll go with darker paint... worst case scenario I will repaint it again :-).

Now I have to find some time to do it....

Last question how long do I need between coats? 2 hours to be safe?
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Re: Paint recommendation for Optoma HD25e (light cannon) projector.

I did PM Mech (if he is intrested) and Harpmaker to verify their home addresses. if anyone one else is intrested in receiving paint samples for reading, please sent me PM with your home address.

I'm planning to visit local Canadian Lowe's in the next week or so to get Valspar Signature paint in matte finish color-matched to Glidden 'Dover Grey" ~7N.
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Harpmaker thanks so much for all your help :-). I should have your home address, I will double check my PMs.

I'll go with darker paint... worst case scenario I will repaint it again :-).

Now I have to find some time to do it....

Last question how long do I need between coats? 2 hours to be safe?
If you roll the paint on I suggest you go by the directions on the paint can. It is very important that the previous coat of rolled paint is dry before you roll on another one or it might actually be pulled up when you roll the next coat. Been there, done that... and one of the reasons I prefer to spray.
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Rather than explain the differences between those two paints, which would probably just confuse you more, all that matters is that you tell the Lowe's paintperson you want a can of Valspar Signature paint in matte finish and in the color you want. Your links were for two different Bases (among other things) and that is not something you normally tell the paintperson since what Base is used depends on the color of the paint you buy.
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If you roll the paint on I suggest you go by the directions on the paint can. It is very important that the previous coat of rolled paint is dry before you roll on another one or it might actually be pulled up when you roll the next coat. Been there, done that... and one of the reasons I prefer to spray.
Harpamker thank you for the tips. I will wait few hours at least... I will try to take my time...
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Re: Paint recommendation for Optoma HD25e (light cannon) projector.

Hey Guys….

Samples to Mech and Harpmaker were send.

Overall the “VEIL” tint is pretty good. However due to my bright projector I might go for something tad darker (more N7-ish).

My roll job unfortunately look like it was sloppy or perhaps Valspar Signature is harder paint to roll than my previous rolling experience with BW mixture using Valspar Ultra premium flat enamel.
I can clearly see some rolling lines and some spots. I did 2 coats, 7 hours apart and I used roller.

Since Vlaspar Ultra premium is not available anymore, and I’m too happy with Valspar Signature how it rolled (or I should blame my poor rolling skills)… Should I try Valspar Ultra in flat, (since there is no “super flat”) ???

The roller marks/spots look bad during bright scenes and I have to fix it…

Any advice / help would be much appreciated.

Thanks so much in advance.
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