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F&B powder blue is discontinued ..i need a replacement

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ggirl Sat 27-Oct-12 23:30:40

look at this lovely room
I have splodges of all sorts on the walls and nothing is right

am losing the will

ggirl Sat 27-Oct-12 23:31:33

scroll donw to the living room pic

bran Sat 27-Oct-12 23:34:50

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ggirl Sat 27-Oct-12 23:36:30

oooooh the blue moon one looks promising thanks !

NotQuintAtAllOhNo Sat 27-Oct-12 23:38:20

Try gauze mid from little green

Ingles2 Sat 27-Oct-12 23:42:47

Try going to leyland/Johnson they can colour match all the f&b colours.

ggirl Sat 27-Oct-12 23:43:33

tried gauze and it's too grey in our room

ggirl Sat 27-Oct-12 23:44:35

ngles -good idea thanks will try that

Ingles2 Sun 28-Oct-12 00:12:41

No problem, I definitely recommend it. I got a discontinued fired earth oil based paint mixed there a couple of months ago and the match is perfect. And its cheaper .

soonbesailing Sun 28-Oct-12 11:57:04

You can still get any discontinued F&B colour if you order it from them or a stockist. You just can't get a sample pot.

So if it's the colour you really want you should be ok.

EdsRedeemingQualities Sun 28-Oct-12 12:00:50

I've got a big pot of Cooks Blue but it is far darker than that.

I've not found anywhere to use it yet - but it was a fiver so rude not to iyswim smile

soonbesailing Sun 28-Oct-12 12:05:07

Ps it's never a good idea to paint splodges on your wall as you are just creating your own colour card on your wall and risking more confusion. You should paint any samples onto a big piece of card/paper make sure you do at least two coats and leave it to dry and cut off any white edges.

You can them compare colours but then take then down and see them on their own, also try by window and in dark corners, in daylight and evening light as the colours really change with the light especially F&B.

If you are a very together type of person write the colour and band on the back and file away for future use and you will never have to buy that sample pot again.

I work in a paint shop and always have people who say they've bought the same sample pot several times.

ggirl Sun 28-Oct-12 16:01:25

soonbesailing-that's a good idea but that assumes you are painting onto a white wall. I am painting straight onto a cream wall, doesn't that change the result.

I just know you're going to tell me I need to paint the room white first grin

midseasonsale Sun 28-Oct-12 17:04:36

little green have some similar colours - better quality paints too

ggirl Sun 28-Oct-12 17:33:24

right after much consideration and the fact I can't get a tester of f&b powder blue I have decided on a dulux colour
I tried a few little greene ones that weren't right..the quality is amazing, I agree. Bloke in paint shop said it's better quality than F&B

Ok , now I am going to take another look at the little greene pallette book! I am useless at deciding aaaargh! changed my mind wile writing this bloody post!

libelulle Sun 28-Oct-12 17:35:52

Little Greene can also match any f&b colour. And the quality is indeed way better!

Conflugenglugen Sun 28-Oct-12 17:41:00

What about Borrowed Light from F&B?

ggirl Sun 28-Oct-12 17:51:52

borrowed light is too dark looking , too much grey in it
actually powder blue would prob look too dark in here if I could get a sample

this is dulux option looks more blue on wall

ggirl Sun 28-Oct-12 17:52:34

can little greene match any colour?

ggirl Sun 28-Oct-12 17:56:53


soonbesailing Sun 28-Oct-12 18:15:51

If you paint your sample swatch with at least 2 coats it will have a true colour the same as when you paint onto a wall, no you don't need the wall colour underneath to be always be white, you only need to do that if you are painting out a really dark or bright (red especially) colour.

In the worst case you may need 3 coats (especially if the colour you are painting is very dark).

ggirl Sun 28-Oct-12 18:50:05

right I'm going to do this tomorrow

btw all my splodges are behind a big mirror and a picture so can be hidden

libelulle Sun 28-Oct-12 19:18:18

ggirl - er, yes, that's why I posted! Or at least so said my local lg stockist.

libelulle Sun 28-Oct-12 19:19:35

oh sorry, you meant non-LG colours? I think so. They have paint cards with many zillions of colours on, you just can't get samples in them.

ggirl Sun 28-Oct-12 20:05:36

my LG stockist only gave me the swatch with about 150-200 colours I must go and ask about other colours

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