Q's about Farrow and Ball Paint

homeimprovementmomApril 13, 2011

Hi I am painting with Farrow & Ball Brassica, Estate Eggshell emulsion (20% sheen) on what will be skimmed coated walls. The F&B literature says to use #18 undercoat, as a primer. Has anyone used F&B Brassica yet and not used the undercoat? Has anyone used it? Also, can I use a BM primer, I am guessing, for semi gloss paint? The Brassica in this emuslion is water based.

Thank you!

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With high-end paints like this, the primers CAN SOMETIMES make a difference. With some of the FPE primers, they develope a little "harder"/denser/more impermeable surface, slightly increasing their topcoats' stunning gloss-development.

Am I saying you'll PERCEIVE a difference????
THAT'S "in the eye of the beholder"!

As long as you're using the good primers, you should be good.

If you're pretty fussy about exquisite trim appearance...ESPECIALLY with a S/G...
* Apply 2 coats of the BM primer about 3 hrs. apart.
* Wait a half-day, or maybe 'til next day, then evenly scuff-sand those primer-coats with ~ 180-220-grit paper.
* Remove every molecule of dust!!
* Now you've got the optimum base for gloss-development of your topcoats.

In any case, call F&B, or even FPE, and inquire about what makes their primer different! I know why (I gave you hints here...), but I want you to hear it from them!

* I've used a few FPE products.
* Haven't had the chance with F&B yet, other than matching a couple colors of their actual samples a customer brought in.
Neat stuff!


    Bookmark   April 14, 2011 at 12:11AM
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