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Hi all! I've been doing a whole lot of deep diving on here to find this answer and AVS, but I feel like for every answer I get, the very next post gives me the opposite! 馃構 So I would love some help!

Setting up our Benq W1070 in a new house. Projector is hung about 14" from the wall for a 150" screen.

As the room is our living room as well as our theater room, what I would really like to do is paint the entire wall one color for the projector, and the other three walls either the same color or a different color that would also work for sitting around, visiting with people as well. The walls and ceiling are currently an off white. (*Read: My fiancee still wants this to feel like a normal room :) *)

Most viewing will be done at night in a light controlled environment, however, I also would love something that will work during the day with a pretty good amount of ambient light coming in or at night with the adjacent dining room/kitchen lights on.

Thank you so much for the help and expertise!
 

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Welcome to the forum. How does your fiancee feel about the req'd dull, non-reflective, dark paint on the other three walls? Most of the white paints talked about at the AVS forum will probably be suitable. Or you could just glue a sheet of Wilsonart Designer White laminate on the wall. I built a DIY screen using that laminate and a 80/20 frame with a black velvet border and it works well.
 

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Check out this thread if you want a simple, OTS paint, that you could use in the entire room:


If you did not know, white walls in your house is the latest designer rage!
 

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Crazy! White is the new hot "must have" color. Yes, 35-40 years ago it was the rage. What goes around, comes around. Now I have to repaint my house.
 

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Most viewing will be done at night in a light controlled environment, however, I also would love something that will work during the day with a pretty good
 

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For my screen wall, I use the recipe posted in the thread here titled "Cream&Sugar Ultra," which is half flat white latex paint and half silver acrylic paint. For the ceiling and surrounding walls back to my couch I use flat black paint - and I use dark grey carpeting.

I originally wanted to paint the room to look like the holodeck on the Enterprise D but between the difficulty with making the yellow stripes line up and feeling it would be too dark for eating snacks, decided to compromise on half black and half white.

Since so many folks in the other forum I hang out in prefer black velvet, maybe a compromise for a multipurpose room might be to have white side walls with black curtains that could be folded away except during movie viewing.
 

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Remember, this room has to function as a "normal" room all day long. Black walls and ceiling probably won't fill the bill.
 

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Hi Parino, I also have a Benq W1070, and it is a great projector. What I did was buy a 120" electric screen to use to watch movies. If your heart is set on 150" then I think that option would be cost prohibitive. If you could live with a 10' diagonal screen, you would have a brighter picture than with a 150" projected image and ambient light would not be as much of a factor. I don't think your wife would let you get away with it, but I painted my theater room ceiling and walls a medium flat gray reducing ambient light and that helped the image to really pop. If you don't have a dedicated home theater room, there will always be compromises to contend with. White walls and ceilings will reflect light back to the screen even without other light sources to wash out the image so in this case, brighter projected image is better. Just a thought.
 
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