Here is a wonderful tip for creating a soft black color using ASCP.... Put Graphite ASCP over a coat of Aubusson Blue ASCP for a "very soft rich black". Put a coat of clear wax over that and end with a coat of dark wax. You will have a "deep, rich, but soft black".
DIY Tip - Get that perfect smooth paint finish WITHOUT sanding. Use Foam Roller & Foam Brushes. Use "Zinsser Cover Stain Primer" then paint using "Benjamin Moore Low Lustre Metal and Wood Paint". Full info.