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No. 2008

Dimity

Exterior Masonry

75 Years of Perfecting Paint
  • Handcrafted in Dorset
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Exerior Masonry

A warm neutral named after fabric originally used to make ladies' bustles, but which is now more commonly used for bedding.  

For brick, render and concrete, Exterior Masonry brings super matt, long-lasting colour to exterior walls. Its water-resistant formula protects walls, while also offering the highest level of water vapour permeability to allow them to breathe. Applied in line with our Product Advice Sheets, it resists flaking, peeling, and fading for up to 15 years.

Complementary white: Pointing

Key features

Very matt

Very matt

Exterior Masonry is our super-matt, long-lasting finish for exterior walls with a 2% sheen. 

Our deeper, richer colours are available in a range of finishes with different sheen levels. Sheen always affects how colour appears: the same shade in gloss can look very different in matt. That’s why we specifically adjust the formula for every finish to make sure the balance is exactly right and you get the colour you were expecting. Our colours and finishes are formulated together, so you simply can’t have one without the other

For exterior brick and render 

For exterior brick and render

For exterior brick, render and concrete, Exterior Masonry brings super matt, long-lasting colour to exterior walls. Its water-resistant formula protects walls, while also offering the highest level of water vapour permeability to allow them to breathe. 

Weather resistant and breathable

Weather resistant and breathable

The water-resistant formula protects walls from the weather, while also offering the highest level of water vapour permeability to allow them to breathe. So, you can transform your exterior with colour that lasts. 

Protected from fungi and algae 

Protected from fungi and algae

Our expert chemists have formulated Exterior Masonry with added protection against fungi and algae, so your outdoor spaces stay looking their best. 

Lasts up to 15 years  

Lasts up to 15 years 

When applied according to our Product Advice Sheets, the resin-rich formula resists flaking, peeling and fading for up to 15 years. So, your exterior stays beautiful, no matter the weather. 

100% water based

100% water based

We’re proud to have been the first in the industry to transition to a completely water based range back in 2010. As a result, all of our finishes, including our tough trim and floor paints, are made with a low-odour, low-VOC water base that scores A+ for indoor air quality. 
 
Plus, our water based paint doesn’t discolour over time like solvent based paints can. So your spaces stay beautiful for longer.

Toy safe

Toy safe

This finish is independently tested and certified toy-safe in accordance with Safety of Toys Part 3: Migration of certain elements (EN 71-3:2019+A1:2021). That means you can and a splash of colour to toys, cribs and other surfaces little ones come into contact with. Our paints also have hardly any odour and don’t need any solvents to clean up, so you can breathe easy during application and beyond.


75 Years of Perfecting Paint

If you've ever wondered what it is that makes Farrow & Ball so special, you'll find the answers here.

From our high-quality ingredients to our artisanal methods, our 100% water based range of finishes and responsible practices, it's about so much more than just paint and paper.

Complementary White

Complementary white: PointingComplementary white: Pointing

Pointing

One of our Red Based Neutrals, Pointing has a warm undertone to it which creates the prettiest of spaces and always softens the feel of a room. Find out more about Pointing No.2003

Every colour in the Farrow & Ball palette is paired with a specific shade of white, these are selected to celebrate a shared undertone and create harmonious spaces alongside your chosen colour.


Recommended Primer & Undercoat

Primers & UndercoatPrimers & Undercoat

Masonry & Plaster Stabilising Primer

For use on masonry, rendered or plastered surfaces which are porous, chalky or slightly worn. Our Masonry & Plaster Stabilising Primer will prep the surface for an even and longer lasting finish in our Exterior Masonry, Estate Emulsion or Modern Emulsion. Available in one colour (dries clear).

Made with the same natural ingredients and pigments as our topcoats, our Primer & Undercoat is the crucial foundation for creating a rich, even and longer lasting finish.


Colour Schemes

#EAE1D3
#BF7B69
#B3A28E
#BF7B69
accent Colour Red Earth
No.64
#B3A28E
trim Colour London Stone
No.6
#EAE1D3
#DBCFBB
#CFC1AD
#DBCFBB
accent Colour Joa's White
No.226
#CFC1AD
trim Colour Oxford Stone
No.264
#EAE1D3
#F3EFE3
#F6F6F2
#F3EFE3
accent Colour Pointing
No.2003
#F6F6F2
trim Colour All White
No.2005

Sample Our Favourites

The best way to experience our colours before taking the plunge is with a true-to-colour paint sample. To help you narrow down your shortlist of shades, we've curated three of our most popular shades to help you find your perfect match.

Sample selection contains 3 x 100ml Sample Pots of our beautiful All White, Wimborne White and Pointing.

Compare colours

Our paint colours all share an extraordinary response to light, revealing nuanced undertones and shifting in intensity as the light changes throughout the day. It's what makes our paint truly exceptional. Trying a sample pot pack is the best way to ensure you're finding the perfect colour for your space.

 

Dimity
No.2008

Lighter Shades

If you're looking to create a lighter space, our colour experts recommend also sampling these two additional colours to ensure you find the perfect shade for your project.

Sample selection includes:

Dimity No.2008
Pointing No.2003
Tailor Tack No.302


Darker Shades

For those wishing to curate a more intimate and moody atmosphere, our colour experts suggest considering these two alternative hues to help you discover the ideal shade.

Sample selection includes:

Dimity No.2008
Joa's White No.226
Oxford Stone No.264




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Our expert Colour Consultants are ready and waiting to help bring your style to life. If you’d like personalised advice on how to use our paint and papers in your home, book an in-home or virtual appointment today.


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