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Hey Guys,

I've been reading hours and hours on DIY Solutions paints etc.. I build my screen out of MDF some years ago.
My Color is just pure neutral gray, no fancy mix, just a pure gray from a store (Vitex). Sanded and painted with brush :)/ yeah I know).. but I think I did a good job.
I am thinking of upgrading my screen now.
My Setup:
MDF painted gray 100" screen
Optoma 144x (3000lm) 1080p Projector
3m View Distance
Low Ambient Light (mostly watch at night)

I like the gray color, gives me decent blacks, and brightness is still ok even in ECO & cinema mode. My picture quality seems very good to me, but I haven't really tested any other screen to know the difference. I found some setting tweaked my colors, skin tones are nice (pictures are not actually the colors that I see), sharpness is nice..

Is my surface OK?
What route should I go? Just seeking for feedback and general advice!
Will a better paint mix improve anything?
I can spend up to 200$ for a screen material, is it worth it?

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I painted my wall a neutral gray, SW Unique Gray in a flat finish. It looks similar to what you have. I often wondered if a mix like black widow would be better, but the finish I got with the gray paint was so good, I didn't want to muck it up. Since then, I upgraded from a 1000 lumen projector to a 3200 lumen Viewsonic PJD7828HDL, and I haven't given an upgrade to the paint any thought. If anything, I might consider a darker shade of gray since this projector is so bright. I have compared to a couple of professional screens, and the image was more washed out on one, and looked good on the other, but there was a minor issue with glare.
 

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Read this thread, it covers just about all you need to know for a basic, off-the-shelf paint for your screen. And you do not want gray! We had gray before, and look at the difference...

 

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Hey Guys,

I've been reading hours and hours on DIY Solutions paints etc.. I build my screen out of MDF some years ago.
My Color is just pure neutral gray, no fancy mix, just a pure gray from a store (Vitex). Sanded and painted with brush :)/ yeah I know).. but I think I did a good job.
I am thinking of upgrading my screen now.
My Setup:
MDF painted gray 100" screen
Optoma 144x (3000lm) 1080p Projector
3m View Distance
Low Ambient Light (mostly watch at night)

I like the gray color, gives me decent blacks, and brightness is still ok even in ECO & cinema mode. My picture quality seems very good to me, but I haven't really tested any other screen to know the difference. I found some setting tweaked my colors, skin tones are nice (pictures are not actually the colors that I see), sharpness is nice..

Is my surface OK?
What route should I go? Just seeking for feedback and general advice!
Will a better paint mix improve anything?
I can spend up to 200$ for a screen material, is it worth it?

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OK, don't shoot me guys but jimgeroul, the most important opinion on how enjoyable your screen is well, yours. After using a particular screen for any length of time you become "acclimated" to the contrast, brightness, and colors of your screen so it becomes your reference point. Anything you do will look different and you have to decide whether it is better or worse than what you already have. You can get sample paints from different companies, many listed in Home Theater Shack forums, and try painting it on different materials to see if you think it will be worth the time, effort and money to re-due your screen. Depending on how long you have had the screen, maybe just a careful cleaning might bring it back to life. Just a suggestion.
 
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