Answer for Almost-black Paint

A clear coat can be applied right over your existing paint. Make sure it water based and preferably 100% acrylic. Deft is one brand that is reasonably priced and available as a satin sheen. There are several on the market, check with your local paint stores for other options.

This will go a long way as a clear coat over your paint, you won't need as much as regular paint.

The only drawback is touching up the paint (if needed); you would need to also touch up the clear coat or have a flat spot. Also, it might be a little difficult to get a perfect looking wall but you already went the difficulty of applying a dark flat paint so you have the skills to do this with few problems.

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Answer for Almost-black Paint

Thank you, Karl for your answer.

In applying a coat of eggshell or another shining finish, is it possible to apply a clear/colorless finish? Painting with black paint is hard when making a straight line where wall meets ceiling.

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Answer for Almost-black Paint

This is typical of dark flat paint. You should repaint with a paint with a little sheen, egg shell or satin will work better.

An alternative is to use a clear acrylic finish, same clear coat used for wood finishing. But this might be difficult and a bit expensive to do.

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