23 Nov Painting the TV wall – part 2
In my previous blog post, I explained that I was planning to paint the wall behind our TV black. This is where I started:
I wanted it black and found the perfect colour from Farrow & Ball, called Off Black. There really are differences in black paints and this Off-Black is a very good one. It’s a soft black and sometimes it’s actually really difficult to tell what colour it is – that’s how much it changes when the light changes in the room.
When painting a feature wall, the experts online all suggested leaving a 2cm frame around the painted area. That makes the whole thing easier for an amateur painter like me, because then you can frame the area using masking tape and don’t need to worry about getting the corners or the top of the ceiling properly done.
Painting an area as small as this is very satisfying, because you get it done so quickly. The whole thing took me 1.5 days, but that was because I wanted to paint during the day-time when there was a sufficient natural light.
I started by putting on an undercoat, Farrow and Ball’s Wall and Ceiling Primer and Undercoat, colour Dark Tones. After it had dried, I put on two coats of Off-Black. And I’m really pleased with the result (yes, I still need to do something about the white socket cover):
The black wall is also a great backdrop when watching movies. The colours in the movie just jump out of the screen, it’s quite amazing.
All in all, it was a small project that made a huge difference in our living room. And that’s often the case in any interior, small changes can make a big impact in the look and feel of an interior. So think small changes and aim for big results 🙂