Turning on a Light in Room Painted with World’s Blackest Paint
by Ashley Dreiling
What’s it like to stand in a room that’s completely black?
The Action Lab Man, James Orgill, decided to see for himself. After building a small room, he completely painted the interior using KoPro Musou Black Paint. While most black paints absorb between 94% and 98% of visible light, Musou Black absorbs up to 99.4%.
As James enters the room, he appears to be getting smaller, and once he closes the door, he disappears altogether. When he turns on a lightbulb, it’s the only source of light, therefore creating shadows that weren’t present in the unpainted room. This is because the paint blocks out the reflected light we’re used to.
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