Farrow and Ball paint – any good?
Right from when you put it on the walls with the roller and see how you only ever need two coats, not three like with other paints in some situations, you can tell it’s a better quality. So yes, it is about 30% more expensive, but it’s still good value from especially if you’re doing a lighter colour over a darker one where you might end up needing three coats with a Dulux equivalent.
However he comments about it marking easily as just so true. I swore once and even that left a terribly mark on the walls 😆
I’ve tried wiping other marks off as well and all that seemed to happen was that I marked the paint even more.
So yes, the paint has a depth of colour to it that other paints seems to lack, but it’s completely impractical in anything other than show home or a home with no kids.Posted 7 years agoNo_discerning_tasteMember
The colours available are wonderful and really work in period houses and we used almost exclusively their paints in our old house (Edwardian). I am happy to sacrifice durability and hard wear (and it isn’t that bad really) for the perfect shade. Now we live in a cottage and it is B&Q value magnolia for the entire house…. miss the Farrow and Ball paints actually.Posted 7 years agoBBSubscriber
It saved our marriage when doing up our house. When you’ve only got three colours to choose from it makes things a lot easier (and saves on buying endless testers of off-white).
Painted the whole house in it in the end (even re-painting a ‘Dulux’ room).
The modern emulsion has a harder finish.Posted 7 years agoeddie11Subscriber
its great in IMO, emulsions are a pleasure to use and coverage is very good, one coat only for the darker shades. The spirit based, planet killing glosses used to be good but they’ve gone all waterbased eco and they dont seem to be as good as a) they used to be b) other peoples water based glossPosted 7 years agoCarlThomasMember
I think you’ll find Farrow make the paint for Laura Ashley.
I have used Farrow a lot in the post…water based emusions do have a lovely depth to them. The water based eggshell I have used in places like kitchen/bathroom and it’s a bit of a pig to use (hard to feather brush marks etc).
Nowadays I just use mainstream stuff…the paint is good enough and lets face it, half the battle is colour choice and quality of finish.Posted 7 years ago
mcmoomter – is that your place with one of your paintings on the wall?
Yes, it was my house, pre divorce, and yes the edge of the painting above the trunk is mine too.
More images here http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/mcmoonter/ScottishHouseHomesGardens#
The other hoose in Kirkwall is my folksPosted 7 years ago
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