Finally, I can paint my surroundings to reflect my dark soul. British artist Stuart Semple has developed a batch of super-black paint that’s also affordable and easily accessible for every artist!


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You might recall Surrey NanoSystems’ “world’s blackest color” pigment Vantablack which is regarded as the blackest material in the world, but it costs a lot, users outside the UK require a government export license, and it smells like chemicals. Stuart, however, collaborated with thousands of artists around the globe to create BLACK 2.0, an abysmally dark acrylic paint that smells like cherries and can be shipped to anyone anywhere.

“With just one coat almost any object (even really shiny ones) become super-black and reflect next to no light, giving a fantastic black hole type effect.” The paint is non-toxic and one pop of 150ml (about 5 oz) will cost you around $15.

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British artist Stuart Semple has developed super-black acrylic paint

It’s called BLACK 2.0, and Stuart calls it “simply the best flat, matt, black paint on the planet”

Its unique acrylic co-polymer binder enables more pigment load than any other acrylic paint

BLACK 2.0 is shippable worldwide and costs about $15 per can

Surrey NanoSystems have also developed similar paint, called Vantablack S-VIS

Image credits: Surrey NanoSystems

The person in the picture is holding a real ball, covered with Vantablack S-VIS

Image credits: Surrey NanoSystems

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Image credits: Surrey NanoSystems