High definition movie projectors have recently dropped in price, and this means that countless individuals are looking for new and affordable ways to create their own private home theater. Unfortunately, the projector screen itself can add hundreds of dollars to this project, and that is why many are now looking towards simple painted projection screens to save themselves a little extra cash.
The material onto which the video is projected is nearly as important as the projector itself. Any minor changes in texture or distance from the projector will produced a warped picture. Once a flat surface has been chosen, generally a larger wall, and the area is as flat and smooth as possible, it is time to choose a color to paint with.
The two color options for painting a screen include gray and white. Gray is preferable for low definition projectors that cannot produce a deep black tone, but they may result in skin tones that appear foggy. For modern high definition projectors, non-reflective white paint will produce the best contrast. Individuals should experiment with paint colors before completing their project to ensure that ambient lighting does not affect the final contrast and resolution for their videos.