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Farrow and Ball for Exterior Masonry

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minceypie Fri 09-Jan-15 12:18:15

We are painting our house.

We'll use Farrow and Ball on the inside as that's what we've already got and the finish is lovely but I wondered whether it's worthwhile on the outside. It would be much cheaper to take the colour code to another paint retailer and have them mix up paint to replicate the Farrow and Ball colours.

Apatite1 Fri 09-Jan-15 14:19:26

This may be less than useful, but I've heard good things about Mylands. Would that be any cheaper?

minceypie Sat 10-Jan-15 00:22:50

I don't know. I shall research though. Never heard of this brand before.

Apparentlychilled Sat 10-Jan-15 09:18:36

Cumulates have only recently started supplying to the retail trade. Been around ages (100 years?) to the trade.

I've only used F&B outside on woodwork, again because the colour and finish were lovely. It was rubbish and came off when I washed it with fairy liquid. Never again.

Apparentlychilled Sat 10-Jan-15 09:19:35

Sorry, that should have read have only recently started...

Must proof read

noddyholder Sat 10-Jan-15 09:23:30

Not tough enough ime

RCheshire Sat 10-Jan-15 10:11:04

The last place we bought has f&b on external woodwork. Rubbish. We have had quotes for doing the masonry and three v well regarded painters have recommended against f&b. Note we have put little greene on internal walls so not against poncey overpriced paints on principle...

noddyholder Sat 10-Jan-15 10:16:52

Little Greene is much better paint than F and B

minceypie Sat 10-Jan-15 18:06:23

Noted. Thank you.

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