Tricorn Black is a gorgeous color from Sherwin Williams. It is a deep, pure black. It’s really amazing how many “black” paints there are and how different they can be. This one, I think, is just a true black.

We recently painted a set of mahogany side tables in this beautiful color for a client. She wanted a very high gloss finish for durability and for a more modern look.

Because she has children and was worried about the painted finish holding up against abuse we went with Pro Industrial Acrylic Coating. It is a very durable paint, in fact it is recommend for industrial spaces, so it can definitely withstand heavy traffic, spills and lots of scrubbing.

We left the original, gold hardware, at our clients request, which I think adds a nice contrast and a bit of glamour.

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12 Responses to Tricorn Black

  1. Drew says:

    The black gives off such a sleek look and I agree about the gold hardware. It does add more contrast than other materials would. It looks great, thanks for sharing!

  2. Deana says:

    Thank you Drew!

  3. Lindsay says:

    I love the way this came out! I want to paint my dining room table white. Can you please advise if there is anything you applied after the actual black paint to give it that shine?

    Thank you!

  4. shawna says:

    In looking for your phone number I went to your website….and I recognize these tables!!! You did a fabulous job and I look forward to getting the matching dresser you’re refinishing now completed! I’m sure it will be the same quality as the first time around!


  5. Jaime says:

    That looks amazing! Did you use a brush to paint it? If so what kind? Thanks!

  6. Deana says:

    Hi Jamie, thank you! I actually used a spray gun. I have a Husky HVLP gravity feed gun.

  7. Deana says:

    Thanks Shawna!!

  8. Deana says:

    Hi Lindsay, I didn’t apply anything else. With a high quality, high gloss paint you should get a very durable surface without any thing else. If you really want to add that extra coat of protection you could apply a clear coat. I usually don’t recommend clear coats over light colors, especially white, because it tends to alter the color over time, but with black you will be safe.

  9. Hamizi says:

    Hi Deana
    Question: Using brush or spray?

  10. Deana says:

    Hi there, I almost always spray. I usually only brush when going for a very rustic, aged look.

  11. Robert Marshall says:

    I love the slick look. Did you take this down to raw wood? if so did you use a grain filler on the mahogany? primer?

  12. Deana says:

    Robert, I did not take this down to raw wood. I did prime it with two coats of a shellac based primer.