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Recently purchased a Optoma HD31UST, my next move is to paint the wall. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and purchased some paint based on my internet searches but couldn’t remember which was the correct type in the store so I bought a choice of two and thought I’d find the information again on the internet when I got home but can’t find it now.

I have a tin of dulux trade diamond satinwood and dulux trade diamond eggshell. Now I’m home I don’t think either is correct and maybe the Matt finish would be better.

I’m in the UK and I’m open to suggestions of other paints as long as they are white.

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Here is what you are looking for, with a screen paint to match your requirements:

 

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Why would anybody use a paint? If you spend the money for projector spend the money for a screen! Much better picture than any paint!
 

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A StudioTek 130 screen would cost me $5000.00.
We will have a screen every bit as good, with a total cost of less than one tenth that.
A new thread will be posted here, after we finish painting.

in the meantime, read this: Off The Shelf Screen Paint
 

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A painted wall will no way compared to a decent screen. There alot lot of inexpensive screens out there for a few hundred dollars that will work way better than a painted wall.I have an older Stuart screen fire hawk and love it and I did not pay even close to that amount.
 

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Thanks for your opinion, picture quality isn’t my no.1 priority, but I would like to have the best painted wall setup that I can achieve for my budget. My wife and I would prefer not to have a screen in our living room if possible.
 

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Thanks for your opinion, picture quality isn’t my no.1 priority, but I would like to have the best painted wall setup that I can achieve for my budget. My wife and I would prefer not to have a screen in our living room if possible.
You really can have a painted wall that will rival even the most expensive manufactured screens. But, you want your wall (or screen area) to be flat, with zero texture.
Here is a link to Projector Central, and their experiment with a "$100 Screen".

And a link to my thread on another forum, discussing paint sheen/finish:

Don't let anyone tell you it can't be done...because it can.
 

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And check out this thread, where I put up some cardboard (flat white poster board) on my screen. Took some photos.
 

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What kind of paint do you use for a projector screen and what color paint should I use for a projector screen?:unsure:
 

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What kind of paint do you use for a projector screen and what color paint should I use for a projector screen?:unsure:
I used Sherwin William's Unique Gray Emerald Flat. It is supposed to be a perfectly neutral gray. It is a light gray, went on dead flat, and has no hot spots. I'm very happy with it. Also, when the projector is off it seems to pick up the colors in the room, so it doesn't interfere much with whatever you might be trying to do design wise. I did skim coat the drywall, which I think goes a long way to providing a good finish.
 
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