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CambsAlways Sat 11-Jul-20 11:13:00

I’m a big fan of farrow n ball paint, most of my downstairs is in strong white and cornforth white, I’m looking for a nice pink to go in my hall stairs landing along side cornforth, can anyone recommend a nice pink

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sageandroses Sat 11-Jul-20 11:27:39

Calamine and Sulking Room Pink are nice

CambsAlways Sat 11-Jul-20 14:30:05

Thanks I will look at those too

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GreyGardens88 Sat 11-Jul-20 14:32:57

Please don't call it "farrow n ball"

ThatsHowWeRowl Sat 11-Jul-20 14:35:46

Can I hijack the thread slightly and ask what is so great about F & B paint? It's so ridiculously expensive, is it really that much better than Dulux or similar?

sangrias Sat 11-Jul-20 14:54:02

Is their paint for interior wood also good? Better than other brands?

sonicbook Sat 11-Jul-20 15:06:27

Please don't call it "farrow n ball

Why not?

coffeewithmilk Sat 11-Jul-20 15:08:54

ThatsHowWeRowl

Can I hijack the thread slightly and ask what is so great about F & B paint? It's so ridiculously expensive, is it really that much better than Dulux or similar?


I'm wondering this too? What's wrong with other paint (currently in the process of looking for paints for my house - can't understand why F&B is the price it is - surely paint is paint

lifesalongsong Sat 11-Jul-20 15:09:23

GreyGardens88

Please don't call it "farrow n ball"

I"ve just done a double take and wondered if I've imagined the name wrong, I can't afford the paint but read the threads about it wondering if I could justify it. If the spell their name like an illiterate I will stop wondering grin

Ritascornershop Sat 11-Jul-20 15:21:08

I’ve used it and used other paints and I will say that it covers beautifully (so depending what colour you are covering you can use less) & there is no smell whatsoever. I’ve never had a headache after using Farrow and Ball.

lifesalongsong Sat 11-Jul-20 15:28:44

Ritascornershop

I’ve used it and used other paints and I will say that it covers beautifully (so depending what colour you are covering you can use less) & there is no smell whatsoever. I’ve never had a headache after using Farrow and Ball.

I'm looking at paint colours at the moment and it's so expensive that I could do about 6 coats for the price of dulux, I don't think I can justify it. I dont find paint nowadays has any smell, luckily I've never had a headache from painting.

Franticbutterfly Sat 11-Jul-20 15:32:48

My daughter has Middleton pink in her room, but I don't think I'd have it in the rest of the house. Have you seen the colour Calluna? I'm really keen to use it somewhere

EmmaStone Sun 12-Jul-20 19:55:12

I've recently used F&B and Dulux. I like the effect you get from F&B, it seems to change colour, and doesn't have any kind of sheen, but isn't a flat Matt either. Very clever. But it did drop a lot.

Dulux, first coat looked horrific, but second coat was fine. Very thick application and I kept panicking that you could see brush/roller marks, but once dry you couldn't. I just wish you could mix Dulux paint to get the colour you want. But for a gorgeous white, I'd always go Timeless every time.

lifesalongsong Sun 12-Jul-20 20:05:07

EmmaStone

I've recently used F&B and Dulux. I like the effect you get from F&B, it seems to change colour, and doesn't have any kind of sheen, but isn't a flat Matt either. Very clever. But it did drop a lot.

Dulux, first coat looked horrific, but second coat was fine. Very thick application and I kept panicking that you could see brush/roller marks, but once dry you couldn't. I just wish you could mix Dulux paint to get the colour you want. But for a gorgeous white, I'd always go Timeless every time.

You can mix your own colours with Dulux unless they're stopped doing it recently. Is that what you mean, where they make it to the colour you want?

Foxinsocks1 Sun 12-Jul-20 21:03:21

We’re currently decorating with F&B for the first time (sulking room pink). The depth of the colour is what stood out for me, we did do a colour match for a tester pot but the depth just wasn’t there so we went for the F&B. Thankfully it’s just for one wall

EmmaStone Sun 12-Jul-20 21:44:05

You can mix your own colours with Dulux unless they're stopped doing it recently. Is that what you mean, where they make it to the colour you want?

Oh can you? I normally go to B&Q for my paint, and the mixable paint there is Valspar, which I'm sure would be fine.

lifesalongsong Sun 12-Jul-20 21:50:35

EmmaStone

You can mix your own colours with Dulux unless they're stopped doing it recently. Is that what you mean, where they make it to the colour you want?

Oh can you? I normally go to B&Q for my paint, and the mixable paint there is Valspar, which I'm sure would be fine.

This is the one I've used, millions of different colours like the Valspar cards

www.dulux.co.uk/en/articles/paint-mixing

The decorator had the cards, I choose the colour I wanted and I think they gave me a code number that I gave to the shop and had it mixed while I waited.

AriettyHomily Sun 12-Jul-20 22:45:52

Peeled off my walls within 24 hours, wouldn't touch it with a barge pole now.

lilgreen Sun 12-Jul-20 22:48:57

It’s the colours that make it so good and also the different finishes. Pricey but sometimes you just can’t find those ‘just right’ colours in Dulux or Crown. Wouldn’t buy white though, it’s white isn’t it?

bestbefore Sun 12-Jul-20 22:49:40

Same @AriettyHomily - in a bathroom but in another room it's been fine! No idea why but it literally flaked off...😖

lilgreen Sun 12-Jul-20 22:53:16

We repainted the downstairs loo in F&B and it was sloppy because the original paint was soft sheen. But after the first coat it was fine. Have used their exterior paint on my front door and it lasted years without a touch up.

lilgreen Sun 12-Jul-20 22:53:42

Slippy not sloppy!

slinkysaluki Thu 23-Jul-20 07:27:56

Find an F&B colour you like and get it mixed. F&B prices ridiculous imo

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