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Could a video screen be painted on a surface?

Asked by Ltryptophan (10196points) September 25th, 2011

Could a paint be created that would come in a can and after painting a wall with it you would attach maybe something that looks like an EKG sensor to the wall and it would be able to put a video onto the surface?

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Kardamom's avatar

@Ltryptophan Not sure if this is what you mean, but they make a paint that is specifically for video screens that will get painted onto a wall. It’s got some sort of little reflective things in it, which makes it different than regular white paint. We used to use it where I used to work, when they wanted to project stuff onto the wall. Like advertisement videos and such. You can get it at theater supply stores, and your local paint store might be able to order some for you.

Ltryptophan's avatar

No, not projector paint, sorry! :)

I am saying a paint that would be able to pick up and spread a video image through the paint.

I guess the closest thing I can think is E-ink screens like the kindle, but that’s not a dry paint, its more of a fluid reaction.

jerv's avatar

Not yet, and I don’t see it happening anytime soon because current flatscreen technology requires a grid of wiring. I would wager that we won’t have such a thing until we get g ood at nanotechnology; that seems like a prerequisite.

Ltryptophan's avatar

fiber optic paint maybe?

poisonedantidote's avatar

Sure, it’s been around for years. It’s called “white paint”. You paint it on to any surface and then you can use a projector to turn it in to a screen.

Ltryptophan's avatar

OMG @poisonedantidote how did i miss that?!?!

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