Friday, June 13, 2008

Home Theater Paint

I recently finished painting my home theater and while doing research I found a useful article on painting a home theater that I used as a guide. Formerly, my walls were painted a light beige color that reflected too much light. I decided to replace that paint with a Streudel color from Ralph Lauren. Its a chocolate brown that looks quite dark with the lights out. Although a flat paint is ideal, I decided to go with a Satin for some additional protection. I wanted a paint that would absorb more light without looking to dark. I have a front-projector and the previous paint would "light-up" during bright scenes.

Here's a list of do's and don'ts from Dennis on Home Theater Paint:

  • Choose a high-quality paint
  • Do not use a gloss or semi-gloss - stick with flat (best) or satin.
  • Avoid blues and reds, as they will give off a colored glow during bright scenes.
  • Stick with neutrals and browns.
  • Test samples of wallpaper with your projector on before purchasing to make sure that it doesn't reflect too much light.
Another thing to consider, if you were projecting on a blank wall, a dark paint color will certainly require you to purchase a separate screen.

4 comments:

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