[Darkroom] Painting, do we really need it?

Audrey Penven audrey at lostinthenoise.net
Fri Feb 26 20:21:31 PST 2010


I read something on building darkrooms that suggested having the walls
be a light color.  The reasoning behind this is that it will reflect
the safelight around and make it easier to see.  If no other light is
coming in, this should be perfectly fine.  It's probably a better idea
than painting it black.

Regardless of the rest of the room, the area immediately around the
enlargers needs to be black.  That's a big potential for light leak,
especially as the enlargers get used and janky.

If we can, lets try to find free/cheap paint to do it.  I may end up
having extra black paint after painting my room at ardent west.

- Audrey

On Friday, February 26, 2010, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm pretty keen on painting the darkroom... I don't personally have
> the funds right now, but I think that people are willing to "waste"
> their money on this, so we should do it.  I think it will help with
> light sealing and reflection.
>
> -K
>
> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 02:42, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
>> I just realized it doesn't actually matter what the hell we paint the
>> walls just as long as all the light leaks are sealed. Should we waste
>> money on this?
>>
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