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DIY - 120 diag. Projector screen (10 photos)(4.9) (26 ratings)
Materials for build:
Sherwin Williams paint- Gray Screen in flat, 1 gallon
1 1/2 inch wood trim - flat
Metal L brackets - 4
Small bottle of Gorilla Glue
Double stick tape
1/4" nap paint rollers (2) tray, stir sticks and handle
2 cans flat black spray paint
Total cost: Around $60
Uploaded Jun 06, 2009 11:42:34
I measured screen size from blue screen off projector. 120 inch diagonal at 16:9 format. Bought trim at Lowes and had them cut to size. Make sure you help them get the cuts STRAIGHT. Layout frame on flat surface (I used garage) Tape down frame after checking 90 degree angles on all 4 corners. Use gorilla glue and metal L brackets. (It WILL hold) Key: apply double stick tape now, leave outer paper on.
Uploaded Jun 06, 2009 11:42:50
Frame taped to garage floor with L brackets and double stick tape applied.
Uploaded Jun 06, 2009 11:43:04
Carefully flip frame over (2 people) Inspect corners. I had gaps at joints.
Uploaded Jun 06, 2009 11:43:15
Use joint compound to fill gaps.
Uploaded Jun 06, 2009 11:43:29
Sand joints when compound has dried.
Uploaded Jun 06, 2009 11:43:42
2 coats of flat black spray paint. 3 hours between coats.
Uploaded Jun 06, 2009 11:43:57
Masked off screen size with blue screen from projector. I added 1/2 inch all around so paint edge would be covered by black frame. Used wet-line paint technique. Two coats with 4 hours between coats. I used a fresh roller for each coat. 1/4 inch nap roller will give you a very smooth finish. Be patient with it- the paint lines will not disappear until paint is dry.
Uploaded Jun 06, 2009 11:44:16
Finished product. My house is only 1 1/2 years old and I bought it new so wall was actually perfectly smooth. I did not have to do any prep! I had help bringing in frame. After removing outer tape from double stick, we lined it up and stuck it to wall. (You only get ONE chance) I then did some fine tuning of projector image.
Uploaded Jun 06, 2009 11:44:30
I Robot screen shot. Screen is in 16:9 format. Diagonal for 16:9 is 120" viewable, and diagonal for 2.40:1 is 110" My room is 14' wide and 15' long with 9' ceilings. Projector throw distance is 14'
I did not really notice a huge difference when room is blacked out, but the picture does look much better when there is ambient light. I chose the Gray Screen paint for this reason.
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