Farrow & Ball

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by squashball, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. squashball

    squashball New Member

    Painted my front door with Dulux oil based undercoat,wife returns from shopping with a big smile holding 750ml tin of Farrow&Ball exterior eggshall,which cost £19

    After i politely told her she's **ing mad, well woman in shop said, "you must use water based undercoat"

    Has the world gone bonkers or does she have a point?
     
  2. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    What do the instructions state on the container?
     
  3. squashball

    squashball New Member

    The eggshell is water based,they say use F/B primer undercoat,which costs £15 per 750ml.

    Would it really do any harm going over the oil based undercoat?
     
  4. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Lightly rub over the undercoat with an abrasive paper say about 180 grit and apply 2 coats of the eggshell letting dry between coats.
     
  5. squashball

    squashball New Member

  6. two by one

    two by one New Member

    Used some of this recently and with 2 undercoats and 2 top coats still looked rubbish. In fact refused to use it on the next job. Overpriced junk.
     
  7. BrutalUK

    BrutalUK New Member

    Sorry to say but don't use Farrow & Ball paints outside! Stick with Dulux. Costs less and will last longer. You're paying for a name not quality!
     

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