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Ice Storm help!!

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Kane D Williams, May 31, 2002.

  1. Kane D Williams

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    My local FADS will mix Dulux paints and at 50% normal cost until end of business tomorrow! Unfortunately, they have no colour chart with Ice Storm on it! Can anyone tell me before Mid Day (Sat 01 June), as I'm travelling north then, what the code number is they will need to mix me some Ice Storm 5?

    Also, how much will I need for two or three coats (7.5ft X 4ft MDF)?

    Cheers Kane
     
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    get them to call another branch when your in there.

    they will do that for you.
     
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    or nip into a b&Q , homebase etc. on the way , the colour charts are on a rack for you to take away :)
     
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    ICE STORM 5
    Dulux 12630

    From the Dulux Calm Collection

    I went with Ice Storm 6 Dulux 12632

    Bry
     
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    Kane,

    My can of Icestorm 5 has the following on the label:

    Code: 00NN53000
    Name: Ice Storm 5
    Mood: Calm
    Vinyl Matt
    17/4/2002 (obviously not relevant in your case)
    07303,179,R31.1 (?)

    According to the printed can, one litre covers "up to 13 square metres."

    A smooth foam roller will probably give the best finish. You'll also need some primer for the MDF.

    Hope this helps.

    Bert
     
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    i had just finished painting my 8ft by 4ft piece of mdf in ice storm 5 when i read that i would need a primer for the mdf.
    well its too late now, should i scrap it and start again?
    the mdf is also bowing out in the middle please help
     
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    A primer is usually recommended for MDF, but if the results you've got are OK, I wouldn't worry about it. Possibly you had to use more coats than would have been necessary had you started with a primer.

    As for the bowing, maybe you could fix battens to the back of the sheet. What thickness MDF did you use?

    Bert
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    i used two coats and the colour seems consistent and even.
    i have the panny 100 on order and because of its throw i wont be able to mount the screen permanently on a wall. it will infact be suspended from hooks in the ceiling. it is 9mm thick and is already as heavy as is practical for taking up and down every day.
    the bowing is both from top to bottom and side to side. it is not too bad at the moment (about half an inch) but i am worried it will get worse.
    i realise i have created this bag of sloblock for myself but if you can offer any advice i will be forever in your debt
     
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    I suggest that you paint the reverse side of the MDF, also using two coats. If the bowing was caused by the paint, this might help even it out.

    Good luck!

    PS: "bag of sloblock"?

    Bert
    http://www.bertcoules.co.uk
     
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    Just wipe the reverse side with a wet cloth and leave to dry.
     
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    i already went out and painted it now (lol)

    oh well thanks anyway:)
     
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    Made me chuckle :)
    :D
     
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    Got my Icestorm 5, cheers for help! Got 1 litre for just under £6.00!! What colour primer should I use, white or grey? Lighter than I expected and think I maybe should have gone for No 4?

    I was surprised to see that the ingredients included a sort of crimson and mustard coulours, as well as black. I would have thought that it would have been simply B&W or B&W with RGB?

    Will be getting MDF on wednesday, and will be having a nice 3" black stage velvet border! This is great stuff as it is made to absorb light on stage! I'd like a thicker border, but can't for size reasons.

    I am getting 12mm MDF, will this be good enough not to warp?

    Should I sand between coats and even over the last coat? Has anyone thought of getting a pro to spray it on?


    Cheers Kane
     
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    A simple question that no doubt will prove difficult to answer: Is a homemade screen painted in Icestorm actually better than a retail screen such as the Draper ? As i am currently in the position of opting for either, should i spend the money on a screen or simply make one? I will pay the money if the shop one is better, but i get the impression fron reading some posts that the MDF/Icestorm can actually give superior results. Any advice would be gratefully received. Thanks. I should just add that i do not need to move the screen or even scroll it up once it is in position so i could quite happily screw a board to the wall. The flexibility is, therefore, not an issue.
     

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