'Semi-Mate' probably means Eggshell. It says Eggshell on the can as well. :T
You're not an idiot at all bighernan, the onus is on Valspar for this bit of confusion. Thanks for bothering to photograph the empty can to clear things up! :T Something I find funny in a way is that instead of printing "semi-matt" or "semi-matte" on the bottom of the label they use "semi-mate". :coocoo:[EDIT: I just noticed the top of the paint can says eggshell. hello hometheatershack, my name is bighernan, and i am an idiot... sorry for the confusion]
I got my paint at a Lowes here in Los Angeles, CA. I asked for a quart of Valspar Signature in eggshell finish, i noticed he inputted semi matte into his computer. Just to be sure, though, I just went ahead and grabbed the empty paint can from my trash bin and took a photo for your reference. It indeed says Semi Matte. Sorry for the bad photos. :dontknow:
Yes you can go with just a simple neutral gray. :TI've just past on your greatings Mech:clap:....................So just to recap / finalise my mix to would you add the AAA to a straight dark neutral gray base paint of would you think it would be better to go darker! And leave the AAA for my friends dedicated cinema room mix.:scratch:
I have always rolled vertically, never horizontally.I though I'd add these instruction that after painting your screen its important to roll the screen horizontally............What to you guys think about this?
Yeah, you just have to ignore the hot spotting and make do with it. Here in the US the samples are satin finish. It should still give you a good idea of white/black performance.I'm a bit miffed as having taking Mech's advise which was to obtain some samples of the dulux grey steel 1 and 2 to test out on some panels taped to my screen , I've subsequently found out that here in the uk! that the sample they make up for you is not the flat matt / matt or vinyl matt finish you want but some standard finish the machine churns out................It's only when you request which ever paint in the larger quantities from 1litr upwards is the only time you can specify which finish you ask for that you actually get!!...................I wonder if this is the same for most paint shops / companies.?