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icestorm paint

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by BigGEORDIE, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. BigGEORDIE

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    Hi can anyone tell me where to buy this icestorm paint . at the moment I am using crown matt emulsion with a non reflective finish. the picture look's good ,but I am reading that most people seem to be using icestorm 5 or 6 ,how good is this paint, or any other paint that anyone can recommend .Any help would be great
     
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    You can buy it in any DIY store that has a Dulux colour mixing machine. (Homebase, B&Q, Focus etc)

    I went for a mix of 5 and 6 together.
     
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    Would also recommend 5/6 mix, 5 is too dark and 6 might be slightly too light depending on your viewing environment. Before i used Goo i had a 5/6 mix.
     
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    thanks for the info , is the icestorm 6 darker than matt white, i only used the matt because it was non reflective ,but i do think that its to bright,and also I am new to all this. I own an x1, would I see an improvement using this goo stuff, and if so how much would it cost to paint the screen with that.
     
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    Icestorm 6 is darker than white, it is a very light grey.

    For me personally the goo is far better than the ice storm 5/6 mix, although the blacks are darker with the 5/6 so is every other colour. It is however more expensive and will cost about £80 to paint a screen as you should get away with half a litre.
     
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    What is this Goo stuff ? Where can you get it ?
     
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    ...and do you actually need a screen at all if you have a wall that can be painted whatever colour you require and can be used permanently to project images onto?
     
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    No. If you were going to use mdf as your screen, a flat wall will do just as good a job. Just paint it with the right stuff, and from what I am reading, the right stuff is GOO. However I am going to give icestorm 6 a try as blacks and room lighting are not a problem.
     
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    I have looked at Goo but which one is the right one as there seem to be a few different types?
     
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    I used digital light grey top coat with a dark grey base coat.
     
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    what pj are you using
     
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    I have a Z2 which is LCD, i got light grey as i wanted it to last another pj upgrade which will be DLP. If i was keeping the Z2 or LCD then i would have gone with the dark grey top coat as well as the dark grey base coat.
     
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    thanks for your help.
     
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    No problem, when you have decided let us know what you go for and whether you are happy with it or not.
     
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    I am looking at getting the TX100 so am I right in thinking that I need to go dark grey for both coats or am I putting two and two together...?
     
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    If it is for the LCD only then personally i would go with the darker two coats of grey
     
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    I went to B&Q and paid 2 pound for a tester of icestorm 6 . the tester done the job great. the picture is a lot better, blacks are even better and the colors are more real looking. thanks for the advice :thumbsup:
     
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    what's the best way to apply the paint anyway? Brush or Roller or paint pad?
     
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    I used a roller but reading one or two threads on here i think that a paint pad might give a better result.
     

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