Rated 2 out of 5 by IPhillips from Didn’t cover very well Normally I can’t fault farrow and ball emulsion or eggshell finish but this was my first full gloss purchase, for my refurbished front door. All I can say is that I’m disappointed in the finish. Firstly each coat took 2-3 DAYS to dry - not ideal when painting a front door which needs to be closed for security. I ended up having to take it off for a week while the paint dried. Secondly the actual finish and coverage even after 3 coats is not great. I used F&B mid tones grey undercoat but doesn’t seem to have made a difference. I think I’m going to have to get a different product to give it another go over the top of the F&B. I don’t know if it’s a general full gloss issue or just this colour, but as a result I can’t recommend it.
Date published: 2020-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by Gruru from Great colours - BUT We really like the colour of the paint (Carriage Green) for the outside of our house woodwork. However, our decorator told us that the consistency of the paint isn’t what it should be, as he described it as sliding off, and he needed 3 coats plus primer/ undercoat to make it right. We have used Farrow and Ball for years and not had this problem before. Perhaps it is just this batch. The colour is lovely and we had enough to do the three coats but it does mean that we probably have to pay the decorator more. He does a thorough job, taking the wood back to its original state and fixing any little bumps and bruises, so if anyone was going to make it work, he could.
Date published: 2020-08-03