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- Screen from Airbus A320 Flight Simulator

- Schools & public offices

- Exhibitions / fairs

- Sportsbars, cinemas & home cinemas

- Diverse flight simulators and other simulators

- Some of Germanys biggest (DAX) companys and several other companys worlwide


FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions


Should I use white or grey screen paint? What is better, a bright screen or a dark one?
Answer: Some people believe and spread: "The brighter the room, the darker the screen paint." But this way to see it is false. You can test it yourself. Example: You have a good white screen in a bright room. You go closer and closer with the projector untill you have a nice picture. You'll have now not too much white (= brightness) and not to less. And not too much black and not too less. A good balance of the contrast. Fine so far. The room is still bright. Now, turn off the light and darken your windows - or wait untill it gets dark. (Your pupils become more opened and there is less surrounding light to be surpassed.) Project with this same distance, but now within the dark room. You will see 2 things: 1. You get blinded. Bright areas of the picture are to bright now and unpleasant. 2. Parts of the picture that should appear black are much to bright. There is far to little black. Black appears very much like faded out grey. Result: The balance is disturbed and you need more black - through a darker screen, in a darker room. The darker the room -> the darker the screen paint. The other way, a brighter screen is needed in a brighter room (to top the brightness of the surrounding light...). By the way: Smartphones with auto-brightness are using a similar principle - for good reason. Our calculator at the shops main page includes the size of your screen, the brightness of the projector and the brightness of the surrounding light to reach the most brilliant picture with the highest possible contrast through an optimised balance.

 

Why don't you offer a primer?
Answer: Most times no primer is needed. There is just one reason to prepare the surface with primer, when using our screen paint: bonding to the ground. And even if some suppliers try to let you believe it, there is no one and only perfect primer existing. For most types of plaster, a water-based primer is the necessary solution. The right choice for wood is never a water-based primer, due to ingredients of wood that could produce stains. The right primer for each specific surface is available at your local DIY market for an affordable price (Please see the instructions.). Painted walls can be coated directly without a primer (except on latex paint).

 

Why is a topcoat regarded for other screen paints but not for your screen paint?
Answer: The screen paint from Leinwandfarbe.com is a 1-step solution that provides fantastic pictures. It is not possible to improve it with a topcoat.

 

Which tools should be used?
Answer: A fine foam roller can be used but a medium- or short-pile paint roller is still easier to use. If you want a black edge you will also need: a slim paint roller, adhesive tape, a pencil, a folding metre stick and a water level.

 

I want to have a black edge. What do you recommend?
Answer: Recommendation: Normal matt acrylic paint in black (RAL 9005) provides a maximised absorption. You get this paint from every local paint dealer or DIY-market. The steps for a perfect black edge are explained in our screen paints instructions. 

 

Is it possible to achieve a black edge that is not frayed even on a rough surface?
Answer: Yes. Short preview from the instructions: The area designated to be black gets marked with a pencil. With a distance of 1-2 mm to the marked lines you apply the adhesive tape, so that the marked lines will be coated later on. Problem: In some places black paint could get under the tape. The result would be a frayed edge. Solution: First you coat there with the screen paint once again. Through this step the adhesive tape gets sealed and the black paint won't get under the tape. This trick is easy and effective. The result is a perfect sharp black edge.

 

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