Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat

Designed for use under Estate Emulsion and Modern Emulsion. Farrow & Ball Primers & Undercoats are the crucial foundation to our topcoat. They ensure your colour is always primed for attention. It is important to use the correct type and colour of Farrow & Ball Primer and Undercoat, and is available in four colours dependent on your top coat colour. Click on 'Help with colours' below to find the correct colour.

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Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat 3.5 5 22 22
peels off new plaster I am really upset that this paint, while it has good coverage on already painted walls, has peeled of the newly skimmed walls. I paid good money to have my kitchen walls freshly skimmed and now the peeling mess and extensive sanding required is ruining the experience of having a lovely new kitchen. When I take a paint stripping knife to the paint it comes off in large pieces, like shedding skin revealing the plaster underneath which clearly had not been able to absorb the paint at all. On the pre-painted walls which were not re-skimmed the paint is fine and does not peel. I would not advise using this paint on bare plaster, which I had allowed to dry for 4 weeks and was one of the best, smoothest plaster jobs I had ever seen and was sanded. I am going to sand it right back and I will have to use a brand containing VOCs which I did not want to do, but unfortunately as with cleaning products the more natural option does not work sufficiently well for this particular task. I will skim a mist of Dulux and then paint in Farrow and Ball. Still annoyed and my new plaster now had dents in it from having to strip. Boo! 10 June 2015
Rapid delivery excellent final results Recent orders met within three or four working days (overseas) which is brilliant. Final results even better than we expected. That unbeatable chalky matt finish and depth of colour. 03 June 2015
Cracks and flakes quickly after application I used this paint on prepared and cleaned (interior) masonry and plaster and it cracked and flaked very quickly. This is most apparent on the uneven masonry but even the smooth plaster surface is the same. Both surfaces have now had four coats, as I was painting over a dark colour, and I now need to work out how to get it all off again... A waste of 7.5 litres of paint and many hours. 09 May 2015
Did the job for which is was intended Used red/warm tones colour as undercoat for F & B Incarnadine (both estate & modern emulsions). Felt this undercoat was a little thin as despite all attempts at even coverage the finished result was patchy, but it did make for a good finish eventually for the top coat I used. Still needed 3 top coats to achieve full colour density though! I wouldn't recommend this for use on very porous walls, but great for modern plaster. On the plus side, very easy to use & not at all messy. 29 April 2015
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
Extremely dissatisfied 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
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