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Hey all just thought of something that could be used.... just wondering if anyone has tried it... the back side linoleum floor im gunna test it by it self tomorrow... but i know from experience ( my grandmother buys the reminents and paints the back side like area rugs and sells them at craft shows.. they are very durable and not to heave and verry inexpensive... so after i try it bare i will probably be on my way to the depot for some paint... that the back side is extremely paintable... which would solve my earlier problem of paneling... without the mess of trying to fill the lines with anything... any thoughts?
 
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im sorry by linoleum i mean vinyl sheet flooring... i guess my brain just thinks old school everything on a role that goes on the floor and is'nt carpet is linoleum
 

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Very interesting Mike. How do you plan on putting the vinyl flooring on the wall? I think this may have definite possibilities! :T
 
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well its since you don't care about whats on the other side its like 2.95 per square foot.... u can use any of them not like u care what the pattern looks like and u can get it in very large sizes... im planing on making a wooden frame with braces and then stapling it to the frame... i haven't figured out if im going to be able to actually wrap it around the frame or just make it the size of the frame and just make that a little bigger than the viewing area... so that i can put a decorative frame around that..
 
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i actually tested mine on a strap i had without painting it and it doesn't look bad! im still gunna do paint but i wanted to test it anyway... everyone was sugjesting painting but i wanted to be able to take it with me since i rent... so so far this is the best thing i could come up with
 
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here is some info on the cheap stuff from home dept



Armstrong 12 Ft. Wide Black and White Royelle® Residential Sheet Vinyl

Model 61338405

$3.96/SY Square yard
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# .050 In. Thick
# 1-Year Warranty
# MFG Brand Name : Armstrong
# MFG Model # : 61338405
# MFG Part # : 61338405
* Assembled Depth (In Inches) : 36 In.
* Assembled Height (In Inches) : .065 In.
* Assembled Weight (In LBS) : 1.62
* Assembled Width (In Inches) : 36 In.
* Collection Name : Royelle
* Color / Finish : Black/White
* Commercial/Residential : Residential
* Energy Star Compliant : No
* Length : 1350 In.
* Length : 112.5 Ft.
* Pattern : Yes
* Pattern Style : Geormetrics
* Thickness : .050In.
* Width : 144 In.
* Width : 12 Ft.
 

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You can actually get a laminate cheaper than this. See if you can get a sheet of Wilsonart at your local lumber yard. It's usually less than $2 a square foot. And if you get the right color for your room you don't have to paint it. Fashion Grey for the room with lights, Designer White for the bat cave.

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what kind of laminate is it? the stuff i listed is 2.95 a sq yard.... but if u dont have to paint it it would bring the price way down
 

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Wilsonart can usually be acquired for less than $2 a square foot. It may require some phone calls or driving, but most folks pay less than $2 per sq. foot. I paid $2.25 at the Wilsonart distribution warehouse for my sheets that I've tested. And that was always considered high. Check Home Depot or Lowes. Here's the laminate thread location. :T

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Just thought I should point out that there are 9 square feet in a square yard.

$2 a square foot would then be $18 a square yard.

$4 a square yard would be about $0.45 a square foot.:nerd:
 

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Yep missed the square yard post. Was too busy looking at the square foot post.

well its since you don't care about whats on the other side its like 2.95 per square foot.... u can use any of them not like u care what the pattern looks like and u can get it in very large sizes... im planing on making a wooden frame with braces and then stapling it to the frame... i haven't figured out if im going to be able to actually wrap it around the frame or just make it the size of the frame and just make that a little bigger than the viewing area... so that i can put a decorative frame around that..
$3.96 a square yard is much better than $2.95 a square foot!

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I just got back from my local Lowe's (made a quick trip, my friend needed some paint). I picked up a sample of the Armstrong Royelle vinyl flooring. I may try getting some of this when I have time. The price was $0.45 a sq.ft.

The back (our working surface) concerns me just a bit; it appears to be made of cardboard so I would definitely prime before painting. It would be sweet if this stuff could simply be stapled to the back of a frame after painting.
 

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The next time I get to a Lowe's or Home Depot that has it in stock, I will get some of the Armstrong Royelle to experiment with. This stuff holds great promise for those wanting truly BIG screens! The width of the roll is 12 feet! This means our screens can be almost 12 feet high by however wide we need them to be! It boggles the mind.:dizzy: Wanna make a 286" diagonal 16:9 screen (that's 140" tall x 249" wide)? No problem! :bigsmile:
 

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I haven't gotten to Home Depot yet, but I did find a precut roll at a local outlet that specializes in overstock and close-out items. It was a 6x8 foot roll for $17; that comes out to around $.035 a sq ft. I know the dimensions are wrong for a 16:9 screen, but I will probably get one since I have a 4:3 PJ. It would actually make 4 of the smaller screens I intend to try out.
 
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