Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat

Our Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat is designed for use under Estate Emulsion and Modern Emulsion. Made with the same natural ingredients and pigments as our topcoats, this undercoat is the crucial foundation for creating a rich, even and longer lasting finish. 


Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 84.
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Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Of course it's good I bought this a month ago but have yet to use it, I'm sure it's good as all F&B paints are. I would ask one question however. Why not use an additional coat of two of the final colour and not use an undecoat at all ? Let me know why please.
Date published: 2020-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers really well Love this paint expensive for the undercoat but I think the final finish is brilliant. Had lots of comments on the colour.
Date published: 2020-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it I used the dark tones emulsion undercoat over a very pale grey/blue, prior to painting Studio Green on my walls. I found painting the undercoat quite hard going, but it provided a perfect surface for easy smooth application of the very dark top coats.
Date published: 2020-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recent convert I've always been a "buy mid-range own brand paint" kind of person but my wife recently talked me in to splashing out on Farrow & Ball paint for our new bathroom. As we spent quite a lot on getting the bathroom done I didn't want to ruin it with cheap paint. We did research and decided to buy the heritage green and the appropriate primer (even though we were advised by a decorator that primer isn't necessary on fresh plaster. We have applied the two coats of the primer on to the walls and ceiling and it looks amazing (we've actually fallen in love with the colour of the primer and haven't applied the heritage green yet). The primer went on very well with a roller and we still have more than half a tin left after applying the two coats (we are going to use this to go back to the repainting the living room where we painted with F&B Hague Blue without a primer). The sad news is we are working our way through our house and as a new F&B convert this is going to be quite expensive, but if the rest of the decorating goes like the bathroom it will be worth every penny.
Date published: 2020-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely finish Our house has very old walls and plaster. This undercoat has created a lovely finish in preparation for Ball Green Estate emulsion. Will need to leave it a little while before I have time to complete. However, the colour of the undercoat is so lovely I actually don't mind having to wait.
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality paint Good quality paint from farrow and ball. Excellent coverage and easy to apply.
Date published: 2020-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth using A couple of years ago I painted a wall in Inchyra Blue, straight over white. It was really difficult to get a good finish, took 4 or 5 coats, paint kept lifting on going over, everytime I thought I'd done it it still dried patchy. So this time for a De Nimes room I decided to try out the undercoat. It was so worth it. It can lift a little on going back over but just leave it and give it a wee roll over that area when it's drier. As this is the undercoat it doesn't matter if it is a little patchy. Got really good coverage with one good coat, was much darker than I expected it to be, and much darker than De Nimes itself. Having done the undercoat, the colour went on so nicely, no lifting, perfect coverage in 2 coats, fantastic finish, really pleased with it and way less hassle and recoats than I needed when I didn't use undercoat. Will always use F&B undercoat in future, has transformed my opinion of their paint after what I thought was a difficult experience previously, lesson learned, delighted!
Date published: 2020-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab paint quality So easy to apply. Great finish and really, really pleased with the results
Date published: 2020-07-13
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