Black Borders on a Blind

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    I'm currently using a 2m wide blind from Ikea as a screen until I redecorate my lounge. It works surprisingly well but following threads from Buns and others comments, I have been thinking about adding black borders in 16:9 format.

    I thought I might try using black emulsion mixed with dilute PVA. Or flexible smooth black masonry paint, again mixed with dilute PVA. I am hoping that this will make the paint coating flexible enough to cope with rolling the blind up and down.

    Has anyone tried anything similar and had any success? I suppose if it doesn't work its only £20 for a new screen urm, blind..
     
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    On my DIY screen I used black Indian ink (intened originally for pen & ink drawing at school in art) or acrylic paint. It works best if you have a nice 'dark' black that is a matte finish, and preferably slightly rough to it disapates the light that falls on it.
     
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    Thanks Retro.

    Did you not find that the ink 'spread' as it was absorbed by the fabric? I am concerned about getting a nice sharp line along the border.

    The blind I am using has a plastic type coating on one side that might be ok. The other side has a more green tinge and is fair faced fabric.
     
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    The ink stayed where I wanted it to be.

    I used blackout fabric from John Lewis.
     

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