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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Ken, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Ken

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    If you are planning on making a 4:3 screen into a 16:9 screen using fabric paint, beware.
    I did just that, it looks great, but the only problem is the paint will not go off; it has been ever so slightly tacky since Christmas eve.
    If anyone else has had any experience of this, how do you stop it from being tacky?
    I'm feeling a bit peed off, but it is my own fault.

    Ken
     
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    What does it say on the tin? What paint is it you've used? Sounds as though it maybe oil based in which case it will take some time to cure. If it isn't and the instructions state it should be dry by now, I would contact the manufacturer and ask there opinion.
    Good luck :)
     
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    It is a fabric paint and is water based but it doesn't seem to want to cure. The instructions are to use a hot iron but that's not practical.
    I know, stupid.
    I've email Dylon to see if they have any suggestions; if they can be bothered to reply, we'll see.

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    Mmm Water based should go off very quickly, whats the screen material made of you've painted it on to? Again I can't see that having a bearing though but you never know. Is the room where it is well ventilated ie not damp? Sorry just trying to cover some possible causes you may not have considered. :)
     
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    Hot iron - Hmm, would a low heat hair dryer be any better ???

    Though i'd watch for curl/shrinkage with any heat.
     
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    I tried that, it didn't seem to make any difference.

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    Its the plastisers in the screen to keep it flexable apparently, the creator of goo said the same thing, you can't paint onto these screens as it will never dry.
     
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    Thanks. I ended up dusting it down with talc; it isn't quite as black but when in movie mod you can't tell and I can now wind it up and down without it trying to stick.

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