BLACK

Black 3.0 - the world's blackest black acrylic paint
The 1 litre bottle of Black 3.0 shown with its container
Black 3.0 - the world's blackest black acrylic paint
Black 3.0 - the world's blackest black acrylic paint
Black 3.0 - the world's blackest black acrylic paint
Black 3.0 - the world's blackest black acrylic paint

Black 3.0 - the world's blackest black acrylic paint

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*Note: By adding this product to your cart you confirm that you are not Anish Kapoor, you are in no way affiliated to Anish Kapoor, you are not purchasing this item on behalf of Anish Kapoor or an associate of Anish Kapoor. To the best of your knowledge, information and belief this material will not make it's way into the hands of Anish Kapoor.


Black 3.0 is the latest version of Stuart Semple’s super matte, ultra black acrylic paint.

It was created with the help of over 1000 different artists who beta-tested the paint. Thanks to the amazing support of the artistic community via Kickstarter we managed to fund the manufacture of this incredible paint (it was just too much for our little studio).

Black 3.0 is the blackest and mattest acrylic paint on the planet. Unlike other super-black coatings it can be safely applied with nothing more than a brush, and we’ve worked super hard to make it affordable. 


We created a new acrylic resin that holds more pigment than other acrylics which means 3.0 is capable of trapping much more light.

We developed a pigment (Black Magick) that is totally matte (normally black pigments are slightly shiny)

We have added a variety of brand new transparent mattifiers to flatten out stray light.

  • Absorbs up to 99% of visible light
  • Apply with a brush or a spray
  • Works with most surfaces (wood, paper, canvas, plastic, metal, plaster etc…)
  • Thins with water
  • Lightfast and archival
  • No need for cooking, vacuum chambers, or weapons-grade scientists
  • Smells like fresh coffee
  • Not available to Kapoor

Looking for a bigger bottle? Got a BIG idea? Black 3.0 has been supersized… get your BIG Black (1 litre) here

It’s simply a paint, so it’s super easy. You literally just brush it on. It will handle a bit different than your other paints, but you’ll get used to it :)

Key things to remember:

  • Use a nice soft brush (not a rubbish scratchy comblike one)
  • Apply at room temperature 10 - 25 c ( 50 - 77 F)
  • Use as little paint as possible and spread it out nicely
  • Allow to dry between coats (at least two hours, overnight is better)
  • Use a hairdryer to get max blackness
  • Seal absorbent (porous) things with 25% PVA and 75% Water
  • Prime shiny (non - absorbent) things with primer or Black 2.0

Q. The finish has white patches! Help?

A. You didn't let it dry fully between coats or you painted it on an absorbent surface without sealing it first. Moisture can react with the paint while it's setting. See if you can sand it back and do another thin coat

Q. Can I mix it into Resin?

A. Technically yes, but it will not stay matte! If you're looking for a glossy and super black finish then this is for you! We recommend using Epoxy Resin.

Thank you so much for your support!

Have fun with it and share your work on instagram with #sharetheblack

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BIG BLACK - the world's biggest blackest Black 3.0 1L
BIG BLACK - the world's biggest blackest Black 3.0 1L
BIG BLACK - the world's biggest blackest Black 3.0 1L
BIG BLACK - the world's biggest blackest Black 3.0 1L
BIG BLACK - the world's biggest blackest Black 3.0 1L
BIG BLACK - the world's biggest blackest Black 3.0 1L
BIG BLACK - the world's biggest blackest Black 3.0 1L

BIG BLACK - the world's biggest blackest Black 3.0 1L

Regular price $126.00
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We Heard you!  - BLACK 3.0 just got bigger, WAY BIGGER!

Are you ready to super-size your creativity? Looking to go large or go home? We've got you. Black is back and it's BIGGER and better than ever before!

Don't need a giant one? The regular size is here.


Black 3.0 is the latest version of Stuart Semple’s super matte, ultra black acrylic paint.

It was created with the help of over 1000 different artists who beta-tested the paint. Thanks to the amazing support of the artistic community via Kickstarter we managed to fund the manufacture of this incredible paint (it was just too much for our little studio).

Black 3.0 is the blackest and mattest acrylic paint on the planet. Unlike other super-black coatings it can be safely applied with nothing more than a brush, and we’ve worked super hard to make it affordable. 

We created a new acrylic resin that holds more pigment than other acrylics which means 3.0 is capable of trapping much more light.

We developed a pigment (Black Magick) that is totally matte (normally black pigments are slightly shiny)

We have added a variety of brand new transparent mattifiers to flatten out stray light.

  • Absorbs up to 99% of visible light
  • Apply with a brush or a spray
  • Works with most surfaces (wood, paper, canvas, plastic, metal, plaster etc…)
  • Thins with water
  • Lightfast and archival
  • No need for cooking, vacuum chambers, or weapons-grade scientists
  • Smells like fresh coffee
  • Not available to Kapoor

    It’s simply a paint, so it’s super easy. You literally just brush it on. It will handle a bit different than your other paints, but you’ll get used to it :)

    Key things to remember:

    • Use a nice soft brush (not a rubbish scratchy comblike one)
    • Apply at room temperature 10 - 25 c ( 50 - 77 F)
    • Use as little paint as possible and spread it out nicely
    • Allow to dry between coats (at least two hours, overnight is better)
    • Use a hairdryer to get max blackness
    • Seal absorbent (porous) things with 25% PVA and 75% Water
    • Prime shiny (non - absorbent) things with primer or Black 2.0

      Q. Can I paint my car / bike etc…
      A. NO - 3.0 is quite fragile and will just scratch off, it won’t weather well.
      Q. Can I put a topcoat over it then?
      A. NO that will destroy the matte effect, and many topcoats (including our COAT) will react with the paint and ruin the finish.
      Q. I got some weird white marks form on my work, why?
      A. You didn't let it dry fully between coats or you painted it on an absorbent surface without sealing it first. 
      Q. Can I mix it into Resin?

      A. Technically yes, but it will not stay matte! If you're looking for a glossy and super black finish then this is for you! We recommend using Epoxy Resin.


      Thank you so much for your support!

      Have fun with it and share your work on instagram with #sharetheblack

      *Note: By adding this product to your cart you confirm that you are not Anish Kapoor, you are in no way affiliated to Anish Kapoor, you are not purchasing this item on behalf of Anish Kapoor or an associate of Anish Kapoor. To the best of your knowledge, information and belief this material will not make it's way into the hands of Anish Kapoor. 

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      BLACK 2.0 - The world’s mattest, flattest, black art material by Stuart Semple
      BLACK 2.0 - The world’s mattest, flattest, black art material by Stuart Semple
      BLACK 2.0 - The world’s mattest, flattest, black art material by Stuart Semple
      BLACK 2.0 - The world’s mattest, flattest, black art material by Stuart Semple
      BLACK 2.0 - The world’s mattest, flattest, black art material by Stuart Semple

      BLACK 2.0 - The world’s mattest, flattest, black art material by Stuart Semple

      Regular price $26.00
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      *Note: By adding this product to your cart you confirm that you are not Anish Kapoor, you are in no way affiliated to Anish Kapoor, you are not purchasing this item on behalf of Anish Kapoor or an associate of Anish Kapoor. To the best of your knowledge, information and belief this material will not make it's way into the hands of Anish Kapoor. 

      BLACK 2.0 LEGACY VERSION 

      This was the most pigmented, flattest, mattest, black acrylic paint in the world until we made 3.0 

      Even though we've produced Black 3.0 now, we continue to offer 2.0 and support it. It's still an amazing paint if you need a one coat application on almost any surface, it's fantastic as a basecoat for 3.0, and for artists who need continuity in their work - we will keep it available! 

      This paint has been developed in close collaboration with thousands of artists from all over the world. Their amazing insight, support and inspiration has formed this unique super-black paint for the benefit of all artists*

      The first version of BLACK was created by artist Stuart Semple in close collaboration with color chemists, specialists from the cosmetics industry and architectural coatings experts. Its foundation is Stuart’s ‘Super-Base’ which enables this paint to hold more pigment than any other whilst drying to an anti-reflective, super flat finish. 

      Thanks to the amazing artistic community, BLACK has been totally reformulated. 

      BLACK 2.0

      • Simply the best flat, matt, black paint on the planet. 
      • Unique acrylic co-polymer binder enables more pigment load than any other acrylic paint
      • Developed for artists by artists
      • State of the art mattifyers reduce light reflection 
      • Top class lightfastness 
      • Exceptional coverage and adhesion - even on shiny surfaces (some may require a second coat)
      • Coverage 2m x 2m (approx.) per bottle. (some surfaces require 2nd coat, porous surfaces should be primed first)
      • Non Toxic
      • Cold to touch
      • Black cherry scented
      • Priced at what it costs to make
      • Shippable worldwide
      • Not available to Anish Kapoor

      VERSION 2.0 updates & fixes (an even better black) 

      1. New pigment mix - significantly blacker when dry
      2. Mattifiers updated - less color tinting
      3. Pre-mixed - just one bottle, ready to use acrylic paint with the perfect base to pigment ratio
      4. More affordable - we’ve sourced more affordable ingredients 
      5. Some users reported base solidifying in transit - this has been fixed
      6. Can be thinned with water to achieve ink-like flows with little color loss
      7. Can be thinned with water to create dyes

      With just one coat almost any object (even really shiny ones) become super-black and reflect next to no light, giving a Vantastic black hole type effect.

      Can I mix it into Resin?

      Technically yes, but it will not stay matte! If you're looking for a glossy black finish then this is for you! We recommend using Epoxy Resin.

      IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE: this is not the blackest black in the world. It is however a better black than the blackest black in the world as it is actually usable by artists. 

      *Except Anish Kapoor  

      HOW TO USE:

       Nothing complicated, just use it like a paint. Brush, roller or thin with water to spray. 

      Share what you did on instagram with hashtag: #ShareTheBlack

      Health & Safety - Don’t get it in your eyes! Don’t eat or drink it even though it smells yummy. Have fun but treat it with respect.

       DOWNLOAD - TDS / USERGUIDE .PDF 

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      ENJOY!

      #ShareTheBlack

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      BLINK - The Blackest Black Ink
      BLINK - The Blackest Black Ink
      BLINK - The Blackest Black Ink
      BLINK - The Blackest Black Ink
      BLINK - The Blackest Black Ink

      BLINK - The Blackest Black Ink

      Regular price $17.00
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      Hi Everyone! So we've been working super hard on an incredible black ink. 

      THE BLACKEST MATTEST INK

      30ML

      • Bleedproof
      • Waterproof
      • Drip Proof
      • Mega-matte
      • Stupidly Black. 

      We wanted to take all we learned in making the world's most potent blacks and make us all the ultimate black ink for our work. 

      Thanks to over 1000 artists who have participated in the Beta test of Blink we are delighted to say we think we've made the ultimate black ink and we are ready to share it with all artists. 

      This stuff will be amazing for pen and ink work, calligraphy, paint markers, and brush pens. Basically, anything you use black in for should get upgraded with this. 

      We really hope you enjoy using it and can't wait to see your work.

      Thanks for joining in :) 

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      Black Mirror BETA - The shiniest most reflective brush-able black on the planet!
      Black Mirror BETA - The shiniest most reflective brush-able black on the planet!
      Black Mirror BETA - The shiniest most reflective brush-able black on the planet!
      Black Mirror BETA - The shiniest most reflective brush-able black on the planet!
      Black Mirror BETA - The shiniest most reflective brush-able black on the planet!
      Black Mirror BETA - The shiniest most reflective brush-able black on the planet!
      Black Mirror BETA - The shiniest most reflective brush-able black on the planet!
      Black Mirror BETA - The shiniest most reflective brush-able black on the planet!

      Black Mirror BETA - The shiniest most reflective brush-able black on the planet!

      Regular price $32.00
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      Your support has been incredible, thank you!

      There is still time to join the beta program. We are bottling up more for you.

      Is this really the world's most reflective black paint? 

      Please help us find out...

      BLACK MIRROR 

      Black gloss potion Hybrid solvent-based coating

      250 ML 

      For centuries a high-gloss brushable mirror paint has eluded alchemists and scientists. 

      Cars need to be lacquered, gloss needs to be sprayed. Household gloss left brushmarks and artists dreamed of a mega gloss for their work. You needed to buy gloss topcoats, and if you got it wrong it foamed and bubbled and clouded your work. 

      Brushable, super reflective paints are elusive, challenging, and difficult to use. We really hope this contribution fixes that and enables you to do things you couldn't before in your work! 

      MASTER OF THE DARK ARTS

      Artist Stuart Semple and his studio geeks are well known for creating both the blackest black paints and Mirror - the first and best brushable mirror chrome paint. 

      We are hyped to share that these discoveries have now collided to enable you to wield the power of Black Mirror, simply the shiniest, mirroriest black coating out there. 

      NOT JUST ANOTHER GLOSS BUT MEGA GLOSS!

      We wanted to create a paint that wasn't just glossy or shiny but was so reflective it could truly be called a Black Mirror. As it dries you'll see the same self-leveling technology we used in the original Mirror come into play to give you a super flat, ultra-gloss finish. It's tough too, you won't need a topcoat on this monster! 

      • SELF LEVELING 
      • RIDICULOUSLY REFLECTIVE
      • GOES ON WITH A BRUSH OR SPRAY 
      • BLACKER THAN A GOTH'S HEART
      • DRIES REALLY TOUGH AND DURABLE
      • NONE MORE BLACK 

      CAN YOU HELP?

      Is Black Mirror really the world's most reflective Black paint? 

      We believe so! It's way shinier and more reflective than any brushable paint we've put it up against. But we don't know everything... that's where you come in! We would love you to put it through its paces, compare it to other paints, and let us know if we've really nailed it... 

      We've made a small batch of lab tins of this bonkers new Black Mirror concoction. We are sharing them with a small number of artists in order to get a sense of how you use them and how we can make it even better for all artists. We will send you a survey a couple of weeks after you get the paint, and if you have time we'd love to hear all your thoughts. As a thank you, we will make sure you get a healthy discount on the final formulation

      HOW TO USE AND THE SAFETY BIT

      Unlike most of our other materials this paint is solvent-based so please use it in a well-ventilated area. 

      BIG TIP! Don't use a scratchy, rubbish brush. Use a decent soft paintbrush. 

      • Clean your brushes with white spirit/turps etc not with water!
      • Use a good soft synthetic brush.
      • Seal porous surfaces first (PVA is good)
      • Obviously don’t leave it on your skin, drink it, eat it etc.
      • You can spray it with an airbrush BUT make sure you have a mask on - the fumes aren’t friendly!
      • Keep it away from the kids and animals
      • Don't get it in your eyes! 
      • It doesn't dry quite the same as the paints you're used to - make sure to leave it to dry. Touch dry in 2 hours, fully cured in 8. 

      We can’t wait to see what you do with it! Please be sure to share your work with us.

      Have fun and thank you! 

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      RAVEN - carbon black, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
      RAVEN - carbon black, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
      RAVEN - carbon black, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml
      RAVEN - carbon black, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml

      RAVEN - carbon black, high grade professional acrylic paint, by Stuart Semple 100ml

      Regular price $17.00
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      RAVEN (carbon black)

      Soft body acrylic colour
      Blackjack candy scented
      Very Opaque
      Ultra lightfast
      100ml

      POTION is a range of top quality professional acrylic paints by Stuart Semple. You can see the full range by clicking HERE.

      After 15 years of making his own paints, Stuart Semple has been able to formulate and release a new breed of acrylic paint. For the first time his FULL RAINBOW palette is available to all artists* can share in these incredible colours.

       

       

      POTION is made in small batches in a paint factory attached to Stuart's studio in England, These are extremely special paints that only use the very best pure acrylic resins, they're mega-saturated with the finest quality pigments in the world. Stuart has also added a distinctive scent to each of his colour creations. Unlike other commercial paint brands (mentioning no names) there's absolutely no scrimping on quantity or quality of ingredients here.

      Stuart has designed these paints to withstand the demands and challenges of today's contemporary painters.These are not student quality or craft quality paints, These super potent mixes are made to pack a punch on a variety of surfaces and stand the test of time. Meaning your work will stay brilliant and vibrant for centuries.

      In the usual open-source spirit, these paints have been designed to play perfectly with almost any other acrylic paint or medium that you might already be using.

      POTION can be used on canvas, paper, wood, plaster, fabric, masonry and almost any non-slick, non-oily surface.

      • Air dry in approx 30 mins at 21 degrees centigrade, re-coat after 3 hours.
      • Water resistant when dry
      • Water soluble when wet
      • Brush - straight from bottle
      • Roller - dilute with 10% water
      • Airbrush / spray - dilute with 20 - 25% water
      • Outdoors - yes!
      • Lightfastness - as good as it gets!
      • Archival quality - of course
      • Coverage - one bottle approx 2.4 x 2.4 meters (varies depending on absorbency tested on gesso'd canvas)
      • Fabric - yes it sticks well to most fabrics. It will make it stiff, if you add water it might reduce the colour. When dry, it's permanent so no heat setting needed. Hand wash clothes and dry on the line. Leave for 5 days before first wash.
      • Compatibility with other acrylics & mediums - plays nicely with most mediums and acrylic paint brands.
      • Scents - what twisted mind makes bubblegum and parma-violet scented pro acrylic paint?
      • Clean up - wash with warm soapy water, don't let it dry on your brush.

      note: all screens reproduce colour differently, so the images you are seeing may vary from the actual product, we've done our best to accurately portray them with our photography. 

      *YES all artists! It's time the miserable ones had a bit more colour in their life - Stuart wants to share the rainbow with them, he thinks they need it.

      Caution - Contains the essential oil of Aniseed / Liquorice if you have this known allergy which may cause a reaction 

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      BLACK 1.0 Pigment- 50g - legacy version
      BLACK 1.0 Pigment- 50g - legacy version
      BLACK 1.0 Pigment- 50g - legacy version
      BLACK 1.0 Pigment- 50g - legacy version

      BLACK 1.0 Pigment- 50g - legacy version

      Regular price $13.00
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      This is a super black micronized pigment by Stuart Semple. It is exceptionally lightfast. 

      This is the 1.0 BLACK pigment that was originally released as as part of the beta version during development of Stuart’s BLACK.

       

      Due to so many requests we’ve decided to make this legacy version available whilst stocks last. 

      We won’t be producing any more of the BLACK 1.0 pigment because it has been superseded by BLACK 2.0 which contains a significantly improved pigment and the perfect pigment to base ratio. (you can check out black 2.0 here

      IMPORTANT

      BLACK 1.0 pigment is NOT bindable with water! (This is different from all Stuart's other powder colours). You can't just add water to make it into a paint. To use it you will need to mix it with a binder or a base of your choice.

      It will mix with linseed oil to create oil paint or your choice of acrylic medium. 

      It was originally designed to work with Stuart’s own Super Base - if you are looking to create a super matte, super flat paint. You can order Super Base HERE

      We strongly suggest that you watch this youtube video in which Stuart explains how to use this powder with his base:

       HOW TO USE WITH SUPER BASE

      1. Squeeze out some super base onto a mixing surface, palette or plate
      2. Spoon in the powder mixing slowly until it becomes so lumpy you can't possibly add in any more
      3. Add a few drops of water and stir
      4. Keep adding water (slowly and carefully) until you get the flow you want
      5. Use it like a paint

       HEALTH AND SAFETY

      This stuff gets everywhere! Be careful before you know it your whole house and life will be stained black! Open it carefully be sensible.

      It’s non toxic but please don’t get it in your eyes or swallow any. Keep it away from your mouth!

      *Note: By adding this product to your cart you confirm that you are not Anish Kapoor, you are in no way affiliated to Anish Kapoor, you are not purchasing this item on behalf of Anish Kapoor or an associate of Anish Kapoor. To the best of your knowledge, information and belief this material will not make it's way into the hands of Anish Kapoor. 

      #ShareTheBlack

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