Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat

Mid Tones

Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 14.
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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.

Based on the colour Bone, using our Mid Tones Primer & Undercoat adds the richest depth of colour to some of our best-selling shades. Whether you’re painting your walls in Whirlybird, front door in French Gray or skirting boards in Sulking Room Pink, primer is the all-important first step of your transformation.

Our Primers & Undercoats

We recommend using Farrow & Ball Primer & Undercoat wherever you’re using a Farrow & Ball topcoat. Not only is it specially formulated to bring out the very best in our paint, but keeping to the same brand for your priming and painting products will help to avoid any incompatibility issues.

The Farrow & Ball System

Our paint colours are renowned for their depth, complexity, and ability to respond extraordinarily to light.

For an even, long-lasting finish, we recommend following the Farrow & Ball system:
• One coat of our Primer & Undercoat in the recommended tone
• Two coats of your chosen topcoat

Richer Colour

Our Primers & Undercoats are available in up to four tones: 
White & Light Tones, Mid Tones, Red & Warm Tones, and Dark Tones.

Each one is made with a careful balance of pigments, and between them they bring out the best in our entire palette of colours, adding richness and depth for that signature Farrow & Ball look.

Priming ensures long lasting perfrmancePriming ensures long lasting perfrmance
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Exceptional Coverage

Because they begin with the same rich pigments and water base as our paints, our Primers & Undercoats help your chosen colour to adhere effortlessly to the surface you’re painting, giving you a smooth, even finish and unrivalled coverage.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from So pleasing... Very pleased with full purchase and usage experience. Lots still to use, s old o I'm enjoying transforming these tired old walls into the home I've been anticipating for quite some time 😊
Date published: 2024-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked perfectly This had great coverage and helped us paint dark over white
Date published: 2023-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect undercoat for Oval Room blue Not used this before and it was the perfect undercoat to Oval Room Blue on our bedroom cupboards and the radiator. We used Dead Flat finish so it worked perfectly
Date published: 2023-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Railings in estate emulsion. Beautiful! Gorgeous color and finish! Luxurious and many compliments.
Date published: 2023-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looking for that magic depth of colour! A must,to obtain the colour, with that depth of colour that is at the heart of Farrow & Ball paints. With out it you will not achieve the colour. You must use the correct under coat .
Date published: 2023-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product Easy to apply and excellent aspect before applying wall painted color. Wonderfull
Date published: 2023-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You can't go far without it. Good base coat, but beware the non dead flat paint
Date published: 2023-08-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Excellent priming product Good product, packaging not strong enough and/or delivery company did not take proper care = tin arrived with mutliple prangs
Date published: 2023-08-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wrong colour tone for Peignoir The warm tone is recommended for Peignoir, but it changed the look of the grey pink paint it should be - to a grey mauve!
Date published: 2024-05-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very poor coverage Professional painter had to apply 3 layers of primer
Date published: 2024-03-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not adhere Had painted the living room in one coat of Light Blue but color turned out way more greenish than I thought, so was going to use Skylight I had purchased for my bedroom instead. Thought I needed the undercoat so as to give the new color best base, but what a mistake! Primer just slide around and does not adhere, the walls look a mess and I’ll have to go over them completely with sanding paper edger it has dried (if it does) to see if I can get them somewhat smooth again. The walls before this had just been plastered, then undercoat and as said one coat of Light Blue. I should have just painted the Skylight straight on.
Date published: 2023-06-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful Purchased from B&Q, absolutely awful to work with. Within 5 minutes of putting onto cleaned/prepped walls, it just didn't want to adhere. After now reading the reviews, it feels like we have wasted our time and effort. At least with cheap generic white emulsion it's not nearly £50 a 2.5l tin.
Date published: 2022-12-19

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Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including acetaldehyde, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer.

For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.