Screen protection

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DAKS

Guest
I've received my "Proper" (jolly expensive) screen material today!
I have to mount the frame about an inch off the wall as the wall is "natural brick" and rough. To avoid having my 2 year old poke her finger straight through it (as there will be an inch void between the material and the wall) I was considering nailing a piece of hardboard right across the back with some batons.
Am I in anyway going to spoil the image? Not sure if the projector needs to project slightly through the screen like in a cinema and worried dark hardboard may interfere somehow.

TIA, DAKS.
 

RichardH

Standard Member
Not sure about the "projecting through" bit, but if you're worried, you can buy hardboard with a white face to it - a little more expensive, but still under £8 or so for an 8'x4' sheet.
 

petrolhead

Well-known Member
How about a curtain or roman blind in front? One of the guys on this site did that. The has a web site with pics but can't remember who?
 

RichardH

Standard Member
That'll be me. See this page for a lovely piccy. I think that's a good idea too, as it keeps sticky fingers off when not in use. I must admit I'm a little concerned that some small child/large dog is going to lean on the screen material and stretch it. Like DAKS I have a gap between screen matieral and wall, as the wall curves and so the screen needed to be packed outwards.

Wish I'd thought of shoving some hardboard behind mine!
 

petrolhead

Well-known Member
Spot on Richard, that was the picture I was thinking about
 
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DAKS

Guest
I like the idea of covering the back with some white hardboard - might seem obvious but I hadn't thought of that.

As for curtains, I've already put up a 10ft curtain rail but remember that kids just *love* to hide behind curtains!
Additionaly I'll put a couple of brackets on the front of the frame so when not in use I can slide in a peice of 8 ft x 3 ft board on batons to cover the lower half.

Cheers guys!

(RichardH, found your site a few weeks ago along with a couple of others - thanks for the inspiration!)

DAKS
 

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