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Mumsnet users share their child’s messiest moments with Farrow & Ball

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LucyBMumsnet · 28/09/2020 10:01

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We may have gradually adapted to spending more time at home this year, but that doesn’t mean it’s been easy. With children around, more time indoors can often mean more opportunity for mess-making, whether over-adventurous colouring, teatime catastrophes, or grubby mitts. Farrow & Ball’s durable Modern Emulsion paint is washable and wipeable, so to celebrate all eventualities, they would like to hear the story of the biggest mess your child has ever made.

Here’s what Farrow & Ball has to say: “Our homes have become office, crèche, and schoolroom as well as space for your family. Couple that with the fact that most of us have been looking at the same walls for months on end, noticing every mark, or wanting to introduce a change, and you have a great opportunity for a fresh lick of paint.

Modern Emulsion is a great choice for any space because it’s washable, wipeable, and tough enough to withstand those everyday scuffs and scrapes from things like scooters and shoes. It’s also eco-friendly, child-safe, and available in any Farrow & Ball colour you choose.”

What has been your child’s messiest moment? Do you have a budding Picasso who simply can’t resist the allure of a blank wall? Perhaps your children weren’t even the culprits: are your four-legged friends responsible for muddy marks and wet splodges along the wall? How do you tackle the clean-up?

No matter what kind of creative punishments your home has been subject to, we’d like to hear your stories. All who share on the thread below will be entered into a prize draw. The winner of the prize draw will receive a £100 voucher for a store of their choice (from a list), a virtual Farrow & Ball colour consultancy, and 10L of Modern Emulsion paint in a colour of their choice. Two runners-up will each win 5L of Modern Emulsion paint in a colour of their choice.

Thanks, and good luck!

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Mumsnet users share their child’s messiest moments with Farrow & Ball
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Mumsnet users share their child’s messiest moments with Farrow & Ball
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Motheratlast123 · 06/11/2020 15:12

Son was making a green smoothie in the blender. And then... The lid came loose 😭

olbndanszombie · 09/11/2020 22:27

Our eldest ds who was about 18 months at the time decided to wipe sudocrem all over the walls, carpet, curtains and tv! Didn't bother with the cream furniture, oh no just all the navy furniture 😠.
Going back about 40 years my brother used talc to do shake n vac with in my mum's bedroom!

tillymint21 · 11/11/2020 21:53

We had a print of a world map on the wall. My 4 year old daughter stood on the sofa and scribbled all over it in black marker pen,then decided to try and re-create the map on the walls next to it. It took surprisingly little time for this to be achieved when we were out of the room but a lot of time to redecorate!

Kb12 · 11/11/2020 22:04

Taking off her nappy in bed whee wee n learning to potty train ... poo everywhere, up the side of the cot, walls, all over her Shock

user1471448556 · 13/11/2020 08:31

My son and daughter decided to ‘release’ all the polystyrene balls from their bean bag. They then enjoyed a ‘snow storm’ in the living room that dispersed them everywhere. Each ball then seemed to generate static, so the clean up process was a nightmare. We were still finding clusters of polystyrene balls months later!

LucyBMumsnet · 27/11/2020 14:25

Thanks to everyone who took part in this discussion. The winner of the first prize is @Peachypips78, and the two runners up are @EmanResu7 and @Belo - congratulations! Grin

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foxessocks · 30/11/2020 09:26

Any time they have either used glitter glue or played with kinetic sand !!!

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