Here‘s how it‘s done:
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.
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.
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.
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.