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I've got a pretty good idea on how to set up the frame, but I'm a little stumped about how to put on the Black Velvet around the border. Do you guys wrap the border before you attach the screen to it or afterword?
 

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Attach the velvet to the outer frame members first. Then build your outer frame. Then attach your screen. There's also something called flock tape on the market that some folks use.

Another question that usually pops up is whether to use mitered corners or butt joints. I used butt joints. And I don't think anyone, including myself, has noticed since it was built over two years ago.

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Hey Mech,

For 5 years now, I have been using a screen with no black velvet or borders, and the image filling the whole screen. I haven't had much issues...since I watch in a dark room...

The question I have is...can I just use a black flat paint for a border ??? I just painted my screen with Henry based BW, and I also bought some Valspar flat black 43777 to make a border...Will hat work ??
 

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I don't see why you couldn't. The velvet generally looks real nice but the pro's use painted borders. :dontknow:

And you used the roof paint, huh? Must have come from avs then I guess. It will shift in color in a year or so and then you're going to want to paint it with the AAA BW. :T
 

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Yup...came from AVS.. Harpmaker told me why that information has not been updated...I followed it and bought the Henry since I thought buying a gallon would give me lots of options....instead of the 8 Oz AAA for about the same price....

In one year...when the color shifts, is it too obvious for some one without a colorimeter ? I asked Harp if I can repaint with the Henry mix again, and he said maybe...

We are reconfiguring our HT and one day we may paint the wall and at that time I may follow the AAA or any other newer inventions fro you guys...
 

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In one year...when the color shifts, is it too obvious for some one without a colorimeter ? I asked Harp if I can repaint with the Henry mix again, and he said maybe...
I don't think anyone could pick up on it with the naked eye at all. While I cannot recall exactly what the numbers ended up being (Harp would probably remember better than I would), it was a drop of 3 or 4 points in one of the RGB numbers I think.

I don't see why you couldn't paint it again. We did a bit of research into that paint and it actually turned out that polyurethane was more toxic than that particular roof paint. We had someone from Proctor and Gamble check it out for us. :T
 
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