I am building a screen because, well, I am cheap and don't want to spend a lot of money on one. This project can be done on two levels:
Super Cheap -- less than $25, using a basic frame and blackout cloth.
I am building my example with only half of the screen painted so you can see the difference between the two choices.
1. Here is how the Screen Goo kit arrived.
2. Here's the kit -- with the lid open!
3. The kit contained:
* Grey Base coat.
* Light Grey top coat.
* Ultra black for doing the borders.
* It also came with instructions, a paint tray, roller and two roller tubes.
4. I started by building a basic frame using a few 1x2's. It's not a lot of weight, so it doesn't need to be super strong.
5. I stretched the blackout cloth over the frame much the same way you would a painting canvas.
6. Front side view. It is very important that it be very tight, otherwise it will have shadows and sags in the screen surface.
7. Here I have painted half of the screen. I put on two coats of the base paint as per instructions.
8. Here I have put two coats of top coat on it. It is starting to dry already.
9. Here is a pic of it working. You can see the side on the left is the one that was painted. It has slightly better black levels, which to a movie buff is very important. The uncoated side is fairly good considering it is a $25 110" screen. The big advantage of the Screen Goo is that it can be applied directly to a wall in your home.