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Farrow and Ball. Inside The Posh Paint Factory

Discussion in 'Industry News' started by puffa, Jul 4, 2021.

  1. puffa

    puffa PPS Tradesman

    Thursday 8th July
    Channel 5 8pm
     
  2. mistcoat

    mistcoat Colour Changing Cowboy Staff Member PPS Painter Bar Member

    I’m making soup that night :biggrin:
     
  3. crj

    crj PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Is it filmed over four episodes as they couldn't cover it in two?
     
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  4. Waynetta

    Waynetta PPS Master Craftsman PPS Painter Bar Member

    :hysterical::thumbsup:
     
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  5. 3 spires

    3 spires I like the no nonsense approach me Bar Member

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  6. RonyT

    RonyT PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    :biggrin: You have the funny smarts.
     
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  7. greenpainting

    greenpainting Jolly Green Giant Bar Member

    Whats the betting they big up the eco paint but never mention they have acrylic in some of them?
     
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  8. paintcraft

    paintcraft PPS Apprentice

    Give that man a medal
     
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  9. Peter Humphreys

    Peter Humphreys "it's a paintbrush, not a wand"! Bar Member

    I can barely wait. 10 mins to go. It’s like the semi final all over again!
     
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  10. PaintHQ

    PaintHQ PPS Time Served

    What did you think @Peter Humphreys?:smile: ..What did everyone think to the finish of the Professional Painters?
     
  11. Peter Humphreys

    Peter Humphreys "it's a paintbrush, not a wand"! Bar Member

    You can’t polish a turd @PaintHQ .
    I did smile at the horrendous roller stipple in the posh bathroom and the sheen on a wobbly plastered hallway.
    No one mentioned it being owned by a hedge fund since the 90s.
    I reckon ‘elephants breath’ came about when one of the ladies broke wind while vigorously stirring a sample.
     
  12. mistcoat

    mistcoat Colour Changing Cowboy Staff Member PPS Painter Bar Member

    My soup was lovely!
     
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  13. will

    will PPS Tradesman

    I have had to use this garbage on an external,both masonry and eggshell ,will not last the claimed 12 years....will:thumbsdown:
     
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  14. greenpainting

    greenpainting Jolly Green Giant Bar Member

    I dont mind using the stuff. But I hate the hype and the elistist attitude they seem to live off. And I was right - they mentioned the eco thing by simply sayingthey dropped oil based and just sell water based. They forgot to mention some of their paints have acrylic. Nice colours, but a hypocritical company and I can't see past that.
     
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  15. Puma

    Puma PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    What really bugged me was inefficiency of hand mixing 75 litres per batch. It seems such a tiny amount for global company.

    They also left out the bit where they mixed up Pointing using half a cup of tea as colourant.
     
  16. crj

    crj PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member


    Just watched it and I said the exact same thing to the missus. Fannying around mixing tiny quantities then testing (that was the biggest surprise of of programme , they actually test it !) each batch. What a colossal waste of time.

    That bathroom! :spew: Not sure what was worse, the colour choice or the application. Couldn't help being reminded of the 'Emperor's Clothes' story when I saw the state of that bathroom and the whole programme really.
     
  17. Sprayandrun

    Sprayandrun PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    If they can afford f&b:

    They can be talked into something better.

    They can pay for good work, no point
    Paying for a premium product and getting the pg tips monkeys to apply it.
     
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  18. barry

    barry PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Interesting as i did not see the prog. Hard to believe this ridiculous amount. It explains why you can hardly ever get 2 cans matching ! ( not that ive ever used the stuff :whistle::whistle:):scared:
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    Not if they are on that hook of “Oooohhh Iiiimmm sooooo in loooovvvee with maaahhhy FB daaaarrrrlllliiinng “ Prixk
     
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  19. Sprayandrun

    Sprayandrun PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    We all moan about f&b
    Their is an answer (@Tomcio & @Samdex came to mind)

    Get f&b on a piece of wood and get bm on a piece of wood in near match of colour.

    "Which one looks better madam? "

    Turn over the piece "its also cheaper on labour as it needs less coats".

    You can also carry 2 plasterboard samples to show your point.
     
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  20. Simon O

    Simon O PPS Craftsman

    Where is this claimed? As far as I can see, they claim six years.
     

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