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post #1 of 5 Old 04-21-14, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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First time DIY screen paint help

Hi,

I'm a HT newbie and have been working on my first screen. I was inspired by the DNP Supernova Blade and Si's Black Diamond Zero Edge. I've got the screen built (yay) and have finished priming with Kilz2, now I need to decide on which grey I'm going to go with. I have a LOT of ambient light to deal with before sundown, afterwards it's significantly reduced but still noticeable. I'm using an Optoma HD131xe PJ throwing a 98" diagonal 16:9 image from 12ish feet. Right now i'm considering Veil (N7.5), Dover Grey (N 7.3), and Granite Grey (N6.7). I'm leaning towards Dover Grey while I wait on test results for Black Widow Ultra using the Granite Grey Base. Any thoughts or feedback are greatly appreciated. I can also post pictures of my set-up if it would be helpful.

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-22-14, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Re: First time DIY screen paint help

Thanks mechman! From what I've read I think I want a matte finish, will the satin on the test panels still give me an accurate idea of what to expect after painting the whole screen? Or would I be better served by another finish?
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-23-14, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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Re: First time DIY screen paint help

One more question, which Valspar base paint is recommended now that Ultra Premium has been discontinued? Would it be the new Ultra?
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-24-14, 01:43 AM
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Re: First time DIY screen paint help

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One more question, which Valspar base paint is recommended now that Ultra Premium has been discontinued? Would it be the new Ultra?
Valspar Signature interior in matte finish.
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-24-14, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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Re: First time DIY screen paint help

Thanks Harp!
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