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Scott Mallory
Expert Film Handler

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From: Montreal, QC
Registered: Jan 2011


 - posted May 13, 2013 10:36 PM      Profile for Scott Mallory   Author's Homepage   Email Scott Mallory   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
So, I got my BenQ W1070 digital projector and hooked it up. It is amazing! Hi Def that fills the wall. Seriously, in my basement theater it dwarfs my screen and covers the entire back wall. The picture quality is still unbelievable. I've decided to take the screen down and paint the wall. I know there's screen paint out there, but living in Canada, I don't know how easy it would be to get it shipped here or how expensive it would get. So, the plan is to get interior paint. My question is what is the best white to paint it, flat white? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Graham Ritchie
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From: New Zealand
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 - posted May 13, 2013 11:42 PM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I would just use Dulux white undercoat/sealer water based paint to start with....give it good few coats of that. Apply with a quality roller and give it a light sand between those coats with fine eg 320-400 grade wet or dry paper. Give things a day or so, then again with the roller apply quite a few top coats, of say Vivid white "Matt" eg Dulux "Wash and Wear" water based paint.

Once again a just a very light sand between coats...if you could post a few photos of your progress that would be great...all the best.

Graham [Smile]

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Scott Mallory
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 - posted May 14, 2013 10:27 AM      Profile for Scott Mallory   Author's Homepage   Email Scott Mallory   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks Graham!

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Doug Thompson
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From: Jacksonville, FL USA
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 - posted May 25, 2013 08:50 PM      Profile for Doug Thompson   Email Doug Thompson   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
For what it's worth, drive-ins use Sherwin Williams A100 Flat Latex Wall paint.

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Scott Mallory
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From: Montreal, QC
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 - posted May 26, 2013 06:15 PM      Profile for Scott Mallory   Author's Homepage   Email Scott Mallory   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I used flat white, and for the most part it looked pretty good. The only problem is that I have a small window on that wall and covered it with white poster board and film tape. Occasionally you can see the outline of the slightly raised frame, so I ordered a 100 inch pull up screen. My wife and kids are content watching it on the wall for the bigger area but the outline of the window bothers me.

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Pete Richards
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From: Australia
Registered: Sep 2010


 - posted June 03, 2013 06:30 PM      Profile for Pete Richards   Email Pete Richards   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Go as Matte as you can. I found an ultra white artist paint that worked really well, but any matte finish white faint will work. Pay attention to getting an even coat though and spend the time getting your surface prepared nice and f-l-a-t. I tried 'screen goo' and other paints but the Derivan White was just as good. Any matte paint will do really for that projector.

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