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A good wallpaper to project onto ?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by sean2068, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. sean2068

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    I have a contoured bubbly raised pattern wallpaper in my room which i am not allowed to take down due to dodgy plastering. I need to find a good flat surfaced wallpaper to paste above this to get a nice even surface and for a good base to paint icestorm 6 onto.

    I know this is a little decoraty for a projection screen forum but im all out of options.


    Any help greatly appreciated,


    Thanks for your time,

    Sean
     
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    Why overlay with wallpaper in particular?
    Hardboard or 6mm MDF may be a better option.
    Or make a screen from blackout material or similar.
    At a pinch you could buy a pull-down white blackout blind - eg Ikea do them.
    Just a few ideas!
    ..PJ :)
     
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    Yeah good thinkin actually, ill have a look at those options... thanks
     
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    I know it is a cheaper option and it might serve some people well, but nothing can look as good as a proper screen. :) They can be bought cheaply as disscused elsewhere in the forums. In my humble opinion after all the money you spend on a projector, amp and speakers to paint a wall magnolia :confused: does not do justice to your projector and your Homecinema overall.
     
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    Don't think anyone mentioned magnolia in this thread!

    It's the 80/20 rule again, or in this case more like the 95/5 rule. Get it white & even, get it flat, you can get some surprisingly good results. Improve you undoubtedly can, but how much would you have to spend? If you call a proper screen a couple of hundred quid pull down job, I'll keep mine thanks.

    I fully subscribe to the false economy theory. I can't understand people having an expensive DVD collection and then plumping for the cheapest supermarket DVD player. Similarly I can't understand people spending lots on a HT setup then seeking out the cheapest pirate DVD copies.

    However, when it comes to a PJ projection surface, DIY does not necessarily mean shoddy...PJ :)
     
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    sorry :oops: I don't know where magnolia came in, I have seen threads where paint finshes have been mentioned with regard to screen's.
    I agree with you when it comes to a DIY surface to project onto, DIY does not mean shoddy. :)
     
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    Some of the screenshots in that light fusion post suggests a diy job would give a "proper" screen a run for it's money
     

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