Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat
Very difficult to apply
The primer & undercoat did prove very difficult. It just didn't stick well to the wall, which was well prepared. Also, the primer seemed to react with the wall creating an uneven coating. We tried to apply the primer & undercoat with two different rollers and pain brushed and got the same result.
This primer & undercoat dried very quickly on the roller/brushes making them hard and useless after a short while.
Diluting the primer & undercoat with water didn't help.
Instead of the primer & undercoat we started using the paint directly and got very good results using two coatings.
13 April 2015
Lovely to work with
Easy to work with, no splatter even with a roller. Perfect base for good application of top coat. (really liked the colour too - shame it was being covered up).
11 April 2015
obliterated bright yellow wall
Primer was very dense and a good colour in its self
04 March 2015
Whilst working with the primer it formed a skin which split into small pieces that attached themselves to the roller and then on to the painted surface. I spent more time picking the pieces off the wall than anything else. I am extremely disappointed in this product and would not recommend it.
12 February 2015
Really pleased with the final result. Took 2 coats of undercoat and 2 of the top coat (4 in total) a lot more than anticipated. So was a much bigger job than we had expected!
04 December 2014
I am a fan of Farrow and Ball and have never had problems with the paint - until this time. As I was painting over light coloured walls I decided to use the primer and undercoat to ensure the best possible finish, but like some other reviewers I found the process unusually problematic. I worked quickly and avoided overbrushing but the slightest touch caused the paint to pull off the wall and plasticise. All the walls had been prepared and some walls had been recently skimmed with new plaster. Interestingly, the newly skimmed walls presented no problems. Mine is an old house so the interior has gained accretions of decorative work as a result of a long life. I am always careful to put in the preparatory work but I am sure I can be given a reason as to why I have had this problem on this occasion. However, I suspect I am not alone in using Farrow and Ball products (and paying the extra) because I rely on the quality of the product to help me achieve a good result with the less than perfect. Sadly, I feel rather let down on this occasion.
25 November 2014
Overall great product
Amazingly prompt deliver, which came very well packaged.
Incredibly easy to roll on the walls. The only thing I have noticed is once on the wall, it's not advisable to run the roller back over completed sections to rework.
Really good coverage.
09 October 2014
Would be better having the same colour primer as the paint
Wasn't keen on having a green coloured primer - took three coats of the paint (London Stone) before we couldn't see the green.
26 June 2014