I doubt this has already been asked, but I was wondering if it would be possible to bring in a sample of green to mix up a green screen paint. It would need to be flat, and preferably latex. I was also wondering how much a gallon of it would cost to make. I've seen green screen pait sold on specialty chroma key product websites, but they wanted nearly $60 for a gallon, plus there would be shipping costs. I was thinking that I could get it for less at my local Home Depot, but looking online, I can't seem to find the right color green. I would be greatful if you could help me out.
OK, I might be a little over my head on this one as I am not aware if Chroma Green has special qualities that "normal" paint does not. I am but a humble retired painting contractor, not a scientist of spectrum physics :) However, certainly the normal spectrum of colors can be analyzed by out computerized equipment which will generate an accurate formula to be reproduced in a variety of paints. Flat interior house paints generally cost less than those with higher sheens. Depending on quality and manufacturer, they range from the low to high $20's. there is no additional charge for this service or for mixing of any color.
This is the first time this has come up. However, I have mixed special gray whites for the surface of projection screens before. Apparently grays will give a better color representation than pure white.
Hope this is helpful.
Like Ordjen pointed out; you can bring in any color to the paint desk and we will match it to the right paint for the right job. I am a Paint Associate here in the Atlanta market - where lots of movie studios are being built for our newly arising film market. I get lots of customers with unique requests for specific colors at my paint desk (Woodstock #116) pertaining to studio work.
Many have said that the BEHR color Sparkling Apple works very well for green screen backgrounds. I recommend using the BEHR ULTRA so that it covers the best - with fewer coats.
Hope this helps.