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Farrow and Ball estate emulsion

Discussion in 'Showcase - show us your work.' started by Wigwall, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Wigwall

    Wigwall PPS Time Served

    92C19293-D75B-4FA1-8ADB-84991A69758C.jpeg DC398196-882E-47E1-89C0-A644AF88DD4D.jpeg Not used Farrow and ball emulsion for ages , usually put clients off it and get F and B colours mixed in Optiva 5.
    This client insisted on F and B , have to say I was pleased with coverage . The bone covered in 2 coats and the inchyra blue In 3.
    Super white on ceilings
  2. barry

    barry PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Hope its not over a skim of new plaster. Used FB primer . The adhesion was 0/10. Peeled off. Never again
    Usual crxp from FB tech , “Never had that before”
    How many L’s in Bollocks ?
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  3. LMDec

    LMDec PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    I’ve just decorated my lounge at home, used F&B inchra blue - beautiful colour, but had to put 4 coats on one of the walls that had testers on. Missus insisted on it being done at the weekend so I bought F&B. Never, ever again. Doesn’t take any slight scuff either. BM would’ve done in 2 easy!
  4. chester

    chester PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    curtains for dust sheet.....looks cheal an nasty......:sarcastic:
  5. LMDec

    LMDec PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Customer of mine had a Farrow and Ball “interior designer” out & insisted on using the primer before the top coat. I told them time and time again not to bother with either the primer or top coat. As you say flaked off, terrible adhesion. Needed 3/4 top coats. They wouldn’t use anything else as they had paid this woman silly money to come and design the entire colour scheme :rant::rant:
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  6. mistcoat

    mistcoat Colour Changing Cowboy Staff Member PPS Painter Bar Member

    Hey @Wigwall thanks for sharing.
    How come the you've finished the wall areas and the skirting is yet to go on?
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  7. Rdubya

    Rdubya PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Nice straight lines sir!

    I've had the same experience as other using primer and topcoat..must've spent £300 on the stuff for one large lounge diner when it could've been done for a third of that.

    Then somebody at the dinner party that the room had to be ready for put their hand on the wall and the wall had to be repainted - what sort of crappy paint is this stuff?!

    Nice colours though.
  8. Wigwall

    Wigwall PPS Time Served

    I didn’t know he hadn’t put skirts in until I turned up, joiner let him down apparently.
    Bit of a pain caulking skirts and finishing the job off when walls are painted I know .
    Client had already put a coat of contract Matt on everywhere.

    I actually ran out of sheets, big extension and did two more rooms at same time . Curtain was the clients , I tend to judge on quality of work tho to be honest rather than the dustsheets
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  9. chester

    chester PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member


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