Here is a little sneak peek at my powder room that I painted black the other week. As you can see there is still work to be done but I thought I’d give you all a peek (massive shadow and all) and share some do’s and especially dont’s when painting with black.
*Go with flat. I tried matte in order for easy clean up (4 kids has me thinking this way, always). But it looked like laquer.
*Better yet – go with Chalkboard paint. I’ve used chalkboard paint and I love the finish (bottom right picture). I don’t know why I didn’t just use it again, except that I wanted to be a bit adventurous and try something new.
*Wash your paint brush out after each coat. I put mine in a plastic bag, thinking I’d do the second coat the next day. I didn’t and it was a bit goopy.
*It may take more coats than you think. It took me 3 coats to cover up the off white. I thought it would be the opposite but it’s not so.
And some painting tips Jo from Miz November gave me:
*Use Frog tape - It has a paint resisting agent in the sticky stuff that keeps the paint from bleeding underneath.
*Best brush for trim – 2 1/2 inch angled
*Rollers – textured walls need a thick nap. Smooth walls do best with a smaller nap, or even a foam roller cover. This is important….. I did not use the right roller on the first coat and it added a good 2 hours to my work
The color I used is Greenblack by Sherwin Williams.
Do you have any painting tips or favorite dark colors that you’ve used?
P.S. I’m also loving my new Mr. Moustache Mobile.