Modern wall design in black

Step by step to the perfect result

You have always been fascinated by the simple elegance associated with classic black, but haven‘t yet dared to use the dark tone as a wall paint? Together with the interior designer Eva Brenner, we will show you how a new coat of black paint can make your living room look stylish and modern without a hint of darkness.

Here‘s how it‘s done:

Step 1:
Remove furniture and decoration from the room and tape the desired wall surface with masking tape to achieve a clean edge. We also recommend masking tape with integrated film to protect the surrounding walls, ceilings and floors from the dark paint. Important: Always use high-quality masking tape, as it adheres better and is easier to remove afterwards.

Tip: If you do not want to spray black all over the wall, it is a good idea to apply the tape around the desired area. In this way you can give the accent wall in the room another beautiful frame.

Step 2:
Prepare your sprayer: Since emulsion paint is often thick, it is recommended to dilute it with water by about 10% before spraying – please follow the paint manufacturer‘s instructions. After diluting, pour the paint into the container of your paint sprayer and then carry out a spray test on a piece of scrap cardboard to check that your chosen settings for the spray jet are correct.

Tip: Black is a very dark wall colour and has very strongly pigmented. Therefore, you should always choose high-quality paint to achieve a brilliant result.

Step 3:
Spraying begins: Now start with the application of paint. The best way to do this is to use a crosscoat technique over the entire surface to ensure optimum coverage of the paint. To do this, spray the surface first vertically and then horizontally moving from left to right – the spray jet direction can be changed by adjusting the nozzle. By doing it this way you avoid any of the background colour of the wall showing through.

Tip: Especially dark wall paints dry very patchy at first. Do not let this unsettle you: when the paint is completely dry, your wall will shine in a uniform black.

Step 4:
Remove the masking material: After you have finished spraying the wall black, please remove the masking material. It is best to do this before the paint is completely dry. This prevents you from partially peeling off the freshly applied black paint when you remove the masking tape.

The right decorations do the trick: Ideas for bright accents

Black walls live from the contrasts to their bright, colourful and cheerful counterparts. With our ideas for noble spray patterns on light-coloured wooden panels you set the right accents and bring your living room to a new level of style.

You will need:

  • Masking tape
  • Sharp Knife
  • Ruler
  • Thin panels of wood (e.g. plywood panels) in your desired size
  • High gloss paint in white or cream

And there you go:

Step 1 of 5: Stick on patterns

Stick on patterns

Stick your desired graphic pattern onto the wooden board with strips of adhesive tape. Make sure that you work accurately to achieve a noble result later.

Step 2 of 5: Cut strips flush

Cut strips flush

Cut the strips flush with the edges of the wooden board using a sharp knife and a ruler.

Step 3 of 5: Spraying attachment

Spraying attachment

Then fill the paint into the paint spray attachment of your sprayer and test the spray jet on a suitable test object.

Step 4 of 5: Spray on the paint

Spray on the paint

Then apply the paint evenly with your paint sprayer.

Step 5 of 5: Peel off masking tape

Peel off masking tape

Finally, remove the masking tape and let the finished picture dry completely before hanging it up.

The result

With our tips and ideas for creating elegant black walls in your home, you can beautify your living room, dining room or other rooms in just one day. Eva Brenner is also enthusiastic: “The new colour makes the living room hardly recognisable. In no time at all, you too can completely redesign a room in your home.

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