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    Buck the trend - go with glass walls.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clayne View Post
    Buck the trend - go with glass walls.
    Hey--now thats an idea I can wrap my brain around!

    Rick

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    I would think if you ever intend to do color processing it would be good to stick with black, white or gray rather than lime green or something that might add a color cast compared with a normal gallery lighting environment. Myself, I went with flat white, but may go to black around the enlarger if I ever manage to come up with permanent cabinetry and counters.

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    Mine is mostly white. The walls adjacent the enlarger are flat black. It works.
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    Our Kodak darkrooms were matte yellow tiles and we had no problem.

    Think on that!!!!!!

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    Gray is a good thought, take an 18% gray card in to the paint store and have it matched.

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    You missed my point already. At Kodak we use matte yellow tiles in all darkrooms and it has no significant effect. So, why go to all the trouble of selecting a color?

    PE

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    White works, but black is very difficult to work under with just a safelight. I worked in a yellow darkroom before, and it was fine under the safelight, but very uncomfortable with the lights on. This publication from Kodak suggests a medium tan color with a matte or satin finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralnphot View Post
    It doesn't matter what color it is, but sheen does play a large part. I would definitly use flat exterior paint. Flat for obvious reason, and exterior grade because it has a mildewcide incorporated in it, so no mold or mildew problems, also its washable, so its easy to maintain, and its durable. I use exterior paint in the kitchen and bath for those reasons. My DR is a nice chocolate color, because it was a mis-mix at the hardware, and only cost $5 for a gallon (the best way to buy paint).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    You missed my point already. At Kodak we use matte yellow tiles in all darkrooms and it has no significant effect. So, why go to all the trouble of selecting a color?

    PE
    Hi Ron were any of these rooms used for printing colour murals?
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