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So I'm into the final phase of getting my room set up and it was time to paint the screen.

I primed the wall, then went to add my Sherwin Williams Grey Screen to the wall. Used a better quality roller and 3/16" nap Wooster Super Doo-Z roller.

I'm thinking that maybe the paint tray was bend and that I wasn't getting even coverage on the roller.

I followed the technique outlined here, and I still ended up with a lot of banding. I don't think its what you call roller marks, but I can clearly see the roller path through scenes with a lot of a single color, or on the test pattern from the projector.

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Can anyone help identify what I'm doing wrong based on the pictures and make any suggestions?

Also, the guy in the store recommended that I try the Benjamin Moore ADVANCE Waterborne Interior Alkyd Paint. Wondering if anyone has any thoughts on that.
 

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Rolling always leaves the danger of roller marks, try spraying the screen and you will get much better results.
 

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embarrassingly, that was the 3rd coat.

the picture looked smoother with just the primer. No streaks, no unevenness. When I switched to the actual paint is when I started having trouble.

That doesn't appear to be roller marks. That looks like the seam in your drywall. I don't think the primer did it's job. I would try another coat and I'd bet that would fix it.
 

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What sheen did you use? it seems rather glossy.
 

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Looks like we posted at the same time! :bigsmile:

The sheen is the problem. You need to find a different paint in a different sheen - matte, eggshell or even flat. Pro Classic's lowest sheen is Satin so it won't work. Even though there are reports of it working as a white screen. I think Duration comes in a matte finish.
 

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Ok. I was flirting with either trying a matte finish or renting a paint sprayer and sticking with the satin.

The sheen is the problem. You need to find a different paint in a different sheen - matte, eggshell or even flat. Pro Classic's lowest sheen is Satin so it won't work. Even though there are reports of it working as a white screen. I think Duration comes in a matte finish.
 

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Ok. I was flirting with either trying a matte finish or renting a paint sprayer and sticking with the satin.
As the guys stated incorrect paint used but i can also see roller marks, matte gives great results as i have tried and tested myself, also pick up a spray gun they are cheap enough and a handy thing to have around the house.
 

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The sheen is definately the problem here. Same thing happened to me on my first attempt for BW using eggshell finish from B.M. Too glossy.
 

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Good to see :T
 

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I had them color match the Sherwin Williams Screen Grey (7071). It was listed in the Neutral Greys thread as being as close to a pure N8 as I could get. Very happy with the results right now.

Did you use plain white or some gray shade?

Well done!:)
 

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Can you tell us screen's dimension and projector in use?
These images are from an Epson 5030ub on roughly 105" diagonal (16:9) mounted at 11' from the screen. Projector is on THX setting in a mostly light controlled basement, other than the window at the top right of the screen.
 

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