Building a Cyclorama wall in new studio

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  1. a_kraker99

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    My plan is to have a nice white cyclorama wall in my studio with a white seamless floor so that I dont need a seamless white paper. The problem I am running into is with the floor. It almost seems like there is no good way to make a nice white seamless floor.
    Right now I use a peice of white tileboard like Zack Arais uses to get that nice refective look on the floor. I want that look but with a more permanent solution.
    I originally thought I could just get a blank white laminate floor but guess what? Nobody makes blank white laminate flooring. Does anyone have any ideas for me?
     
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    Maybe I could use this? RustOleum.com

    Would that work on plywood though?
     
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    Only things I can think of are things like plexiglass and that white tileboard. Sorry. I'm just a little confused as to how you cant get a seamless white background with the cyc wall and tileboard, Zack does it and tells how to in his blog.

    I love Zacks work, he always has good suggestions, maybe you could shoot him an email and ask?
     
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    It is just that the Tileboard is not a permanent solution. If you look at his post he says that he has 2 sheets of tileboard and overlaps them slightly. I am looking for some type of permanent flooring solution.
     
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    I'm thinking that you could make it out of wood & plaster etc. Then paint it white, then put on several coats of protective coating...maybe a hard polyurethane. If you want to be reflective, maybe use a coating that can be polished...or one that can have a wax coat applied, then you should be able to just buff it up when needed.
     
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    If you are going to have a cyc with a paper floor how is it going to be seamless? Why would you want a paper floor? At any rate I think plexi is your only option. Big up on the cyc. It is no small undertaking. If I had a permanent space I would definitely be with you.

    Love & Bass
     
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    Sounds like a really neat project if you can pull it off, but.......:scratch: it sounds like a lot of time, money, & effort. I just paid $40 for a 107" x 36' roll of white seamless, suspended on a 2" x 10' piece of PVC for another $5. I pull it down when I need it, and roll it back up when I'm done. When the bottom gets a little dirty, trim it off & pull out a little more. When you have that nice white floor, what do you do when (not if) it gets all scuffed up & dirty.....more time & money in paint, or a LOT of elbow grease cleaning laminate?

    Another suggestion might be getting white seamless, and a large piece of clear acrylic to place on top it. You get the white, the lack of a bottom corner, plus the reflective surface. I understand your want to make something permanent, but IMO, versatility is a better way to go....just a thought.
     
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    You could use Masonite, counter sink the screws then Bondo the screw heads and seams, sand, paint, sand, paint, sand, Wax, buff. You could even build a smooth curve from your wall to your floor in the same fashion.
     

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