Old houses often have very different practical and aesthetic needs to those of newer houses. If you have stone walls, period plasterwork, or any other feature that requires a little extra care and attention, our Specialist Finishes could be what you’re looking for. Ranging from the delicate Soft Distemper to the ultra-breathable Limewash, this group of finishes is designed to bring out the very best in interiors, exteriors, and those all-important details.


For a very matt finish on interior wood and metal, we recommend:

A grey wooden door on a grey wall

Dead Flat

Dead Flat is a delicate coating designed to draw interest. It is blended from an alkyd resin to recreate an 18th-century paint finish, and is suitable for interior woodwork, plaster, and metal.

A grey wooden door on a grey wall

Dead Flat

Dead Flat is a delicate coating designed to draw interest. It is blended from an alkyd resin to recreate an 18th-century paint finish, and is suitable for interior woodwork, plaster, and metal.

FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:

All Farrow & Ball finishes are water based, quick drying, and low in odour and VOCs.

  • Very flat matt finish

  • A+ rated for indoor air quality

  • Child safe

  • Available in our full range of colours


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COVERAGE
Up to 12m2/l per coat

TIN SIZES
750ml, 2.5l, 5l

SHEEN LEVEL
2%

DRYING TIME
Dry in 2 hours, recoat in 4 hours


For a breathable finish suitable for solid stone walls, we recommend:

Hallway painted in a grey Limewash

Limewash

A historical finish for exterior walls, and interior walls and ceilings, Limewash bonds to the building itself to protect your home from the elements. Professional application recommended.

Hallway painted in a grey Limewash

Limewash

A historical finish for exterior walls, and interior walls and ceilings, Limewash bonds to the building itself to protect your home from the elements. Professional application recommended.

FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:

All Farrow & Ball finishes are water based, quick drying, and low in odour and VOCs.

  • Very flat matt finish

  • Highly breathable

  • A+ rated for indoor air quality

  • Available in 76 colours


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COVERAGE
Variable, depending on conditions (see Product Advice Sheet)

TIN SIZES
5l

SHEEN LEVEL
2%

DRYING TIME
Dry in 3 hours, recoat in 12 hours


For a very matt finish on plaster walls and ceilings, we recommend:

A dimly-lit red study with table, chairs and a fireplace

Casein Distemper

Casein Distemper shares the very flat matt finish of Dead Flat, but has a breathable, permeable structure that is more suited to plaster walls and ceilings.

A dimly-lit red study with table, chairs and a fireplace

Casein Distemper

Casein Distemper shares the very flat matt finish of Dead Flat, but has a breathable, permeable structure that is more suited to plaster walls and ceilings.

FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:

All Farrow & Ball finishes are water based, quick drying, and low in odour and VOCs.

  • Very flat matt finish

  • Highly breathable

  • Available in 131 colours

  • Brush application only


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COVERAGE
Up to 13m2/l per coat

TIN SIZES
2.5l, 5l

SHEEN LEVEL
2%

DRYING TIME
Dry in 2 hours, recoat in 4 hours


For very detailed interior plasterwork, we recommend:

A baby blue wall between two large windows with ornate white plasterwork on the coving

Soft Distemper

Soft Distemper is a very soft, powdery finish for interior plasterwork. Its blend of natural resin and minerals is designed to be easily removed, allowing detail to be preserved on intricate mouldings.

A baby blue wall between two large windows with ornate white plasterwork on the coving

Soft Distemper

Soft Distemper is a very soft, powdery finish for interior plasterwork. Its blend of natural resin and minerals is designed to be easily removed, allowing detail to be preserved on intricate mouldings.

FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:

All Farrow & Ball finishes are water based, quick drying, and low in odour and VOCs.

  • Very flat matt finish

  • Easy to remove for detailing

  • Highly breathable

  • Available in 30 colours

  • Brush application only


Download Product Advice Sheet >>>

COVERAGE
Up to 13m2/l per coat

TIN SIZES
5l

SHEEN LEVEL
2%

DRYING TIME
Dry in 2 hours, no recoat required