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Glare has been a real problem in the past. Finally a few weeks ago I threw about 20 metres of black poplin over the walls etc. in an effort to beat it. However, it was ugly and I couldn’t live with it.
Gave it some thought and decided to build a kind of black tent. I decided to build it out of 16 mm dowling and got a friend to make a total of 8 angle joints for it out of little blocks of timber. I used 12 lengths of dowling altogether, and another 20 metres or so of black poplin. Today I constructed it. It can be moved anywhere in the room because it’s portable. It can also be dismantled in only an hour or so.
I will have to put black poplin over the top as well because there is quite a bit of glare from the ceiling and from over the top of the curtains. Good idea about the pelmets, Denis @dencal , but shouldn’t need them now. And I will get a piece of carpet to cut the glare from the shiny white tiles.
My only last problem is how to deal with the lighting. Denis @dencal , you suggested a conical light fitting, but I can’t quite work out how to achieve this in real life, because the actual light fitting is now in the wrong place.
I must be honest, the way the lighting is at present, I cannot see detail in the painting very well. This is worrying. I’m hoping that I am interpreting Mark’s advice correctly and that it will all be OK when I get the lighting issue resolved and I will be able to paint without the stress of glare. What do you think? Am I completely mad? Am I going too far? Is this going to work? I would really appreciate some feedback……