Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by mike.hutch, Oct 1, 2001.
Simple question really, matt, gloss or what?
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How about a low sheen for that little extra gain.
No no no no you will end up with a hot spot.<br />I would even say paint it with a sponge roller to key as uneven a coat as possible. Brush marks could show.
Then go in an paint your borders Matt black or bits of wood covered in black velvet. Use her old velvet dress. Lets face it now you've got a home cinema you won't be going out much! <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[Evil]" />
I recently painted mine with a brush (88"by48") and its not totally smooth finish although the picture is great!. Do you recommend me painting it again with a roller? and making it as flat as possible?
I picked up a 4' x 2' bit of 12mm MDF on the way home tonight, along with a tester of Ice Storm 5.
I painted mine with a roller, well actualy I painted it with a brush, but was not happy with the brush marks (i never was any good at painting) so went over it with a roller.
Just experimenting with my new Sony CX1 really, but it looks ok. Cost £7.
Im a complete DIY newbie <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> , with a roller how do you wash it as I presume the paint would get very hard if you didnt?.
Wash it? I thought those things were disposable.
Just a thought, but why not silver? Would that give a hot spot as well?
I did my screen wiith ICE STORM 3/4 mix, which maybe to dark for some people, but I have got total light control in my room, roller it in thin coats, 3 or 4 coats.
I then got some plastic right angled edging strips from B&Q and created a border which cleaned up the edges and looks half decent.
I masked the letterbox with velvet stiched to a wooden pole and velcro-ed a along the sides of the screen.
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Where did you buy the velvet from? & how much?, Im now looking to mask my screen <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> , Im in the Birmingham area if thats any help
I painted my wall with roller, i forget which ice storm number i painted it with but the picture is excellent if a little blue, any suggestions (like a blue hue to the whole pic? <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">
Well if you go in the menu and choose colour temperature then low makes the picture more blue and high makes the picture go more red, so try high? <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
i'm lucky my mum runs a curtain shop, in warsop, notts - so they got me the fabric, its not cheap about 20 £ per square metre and then your making up costs.
Don't let Gordon know your calibrating your own projectors.
Is it the paint that makes it look blue? Becuase I've seen other threads adding red filters which improves the image.
Roland is right about the paint affecting the colour of the image.
All coloured paints work by reflecting only a specific range of colour frequencies from the white light spectrum. EG - a pure red paint would not reflect any blue or green light - only red of a specific frequency. A grey paint still has some light filtering qualities that affect the colour balance of the image you project on to it.
Apply the same thinking to projection screens and you start to understand why there is such a vast range in prices. Better screens reflect light without altering the colour balance much. Cheaper screens will not perform as well.
Re: Velvet. Most markets have stalls selling fabrics. It is usually cheaper than going to a department store. I bought about 3 mtrs of velvet for approx £30.
replying to this old thread as have got the HD65 projector and am going to have it projecting onto the wall in the living room
Reading thru threads i see that Icestorm 5/6 is the most suitable color - made by Dulux ?
I have been onto the Dulux uk website and can see no mention of it when i do a search for icestorm / ice storm
Is this shade still available somewhere ? or is there an equivalent known shade of paint that will give good blacks and just a good general overall image- that is my main requirement - thanks
Ice storm has been discontinued, a new shade called clouded slate has been introduced I used a blend of clouded slate 5 & 6 IIRC.
Focus will mix this for you for around £11 a litre.
any other suggestions of paint shades to add to kbferns ? (thanks kbfern)
Sorry its clouded slate 3 not 5 or 6.They only do clouded slate 1 & 3 with 3 being the nearest to icestorm 5/6.
Night Jewels 5 looks great !!
i got Flat Matt finish from B&Q
thanks guys I will try both flavours to see what looks best
Dulux Ice Storm is still available, but is now called Grey Steel.
Ice storm 5 = Grey Steel 2 (00NN 53000)
Ice storm 6 = Grey Steel 3 (00NN 72000)
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