Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat
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
Worth every penny
I was a bit sceptical in using a specialist primer rather than just white emulsion to prime the walls, but I am so glad I did. Although sanded and smooth, the walls looked patchy where the light was catching them and they looked uneven and messy. One coat of primer, I used mid tones having read one of the reviews, and two coats of manor house grey estate emulsion and the result is fantastic.
Would definetely recommend it.
27 September 2013
Definitely worth investing in the primer and undercoat
This product has great depth of colour and density, and is a necessity in order to achieve the perfect colour on the final finish.
And it is as important to choose the right tone of undercoat to suit the topcoat, but well worth the effort.
I have now finished decorating the whole of my house using all Farrow and Ball products and the finished colours are exactly as I had envisioned.
Definitely more expensive than other named products - but definitely worth investing in!
14 July 2013
lovely finish when used with top coat
The range of colours of Farrow and Ball paints suits my tastes. this is the only paint which I have found that produces the same colour on the walls as described, and is shown on the shade card because of this, and the wide range of tones and shades I would always go for Farrow and Ball paint. Although, there is a limited stock at Homebase in Wick I am pleased that it is available on-line for those of us who live far from civilisation. I would recommend both the bathroom and kitchen range and the matt emulsions which are terrific.
31 May 2013
Undercoat is flaking
I have never used undercoat paint before and never had any problems with the final results. However, this time I wanted the best finish possible and decided to use F&B undercoat for mid tones. The wall had been sanded and was clean. The undercoat started flaking in places within an hour after application down to the very plasterboard, so sanding will not help and I will need to use the filler.
My understanding was that he undercoat worked as a sealant to prevent this not cause he problem! Instead, I have wasted hours and will need to resand again. What a waste of money!
05 May 2013
Covered very dark red walls prefectly
We have used Farrow and Ball paints before but not the undercoat/primer range. We needed to obliterate very dark red paint and did not want to take any chances. We were not disappointed, the paint is really nice to apply and the change was immediate, highly recommend this product will be using in the future.
31 March 2013
Cracks on new plaster
I've used both mid tones and light tones undercoat on newly-skimmed plaster in two rooms, following the instructions (applying two coats, one diluted with water) to the letter. Both times, it has cracked just minutes after being applied in several places, requiring extensive sanding, re-application and delay before applying the top coat.
Next time, I'll slap some regular white paint on a fresh skim before going straight to the top coat.
29 October 2012
Great quality but too dark for some recommended top coats
Used with Manor House Grey. Required 3 coats of emulsion to cover the 2 coats of undercoat. Beware; would suggest buying a mid tones undercoat/primer if using Manor House Grey top coat
11 October 2012