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What color to paint wall for projector

If you are a bit tight on budget, and want to ditch buying a high reflective projector, paint your projector wall instead! Here’s my suggestion on what color to use.

The best color to use for your projector wall is gray or grey if you are British. Read through this article to find out why not white, and why not black.

What color to paint wall for projector. Shows large light grey wall.


Why paint your projector wall gray?

“Physically” speaking, gray helps with the contrast of your projector image: It helps to give black a dark shade.

As we all know, there is no “black” color, so how does the projector make an image black? The projector simply leaves out places where it’s black. The projection surface will do the job of showing black. If the projection surface is white, you won’t have a really good “black”. Hope you get where we are going with this.

The difference between white and black in a projection image, is what makes a projection crispy. And this is also why it is best to be using a high contrast projector, as it gives high contrast crispy images. Gray also helps with this.


Check out this paint mix created by some forum users..

While still on the subject of painting wall for your projection; An open source project was created by some forum contributors, which was meant to outperform market projector screens. This project is also a DIY projector, or Do-it-yourself.

The name of this paint is “Black Widow”, it has supposedly a lot of praise by people who have used this paint mix.

Do read read up on this DIY paint mix. This article could also be of some inspiration to people who still can’t make up their mind as to what color they want to use.

So, are you now ready to get your paint brushes out? Hopefully, this has helped you to choose the best paint for projector wall.

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