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How do you know which FPE free sample pot?

Posted by kitchendetective (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 9, 11 at 16:27

Okay, perhaps this is a truly ignorant inquiry, but. . .
I was meandering around the Fine Paints of Europe website and noticed that one can order one free sample pot from a choice of many colors. The available colors are numbered. How do I get an idea of what colors the numbers represent? Must I order $600 worth of color cards in order to decide which color I want to sample free of charge? Incidentally, the one time I visited a vendor of FPE paints, it was 1500 miles away and they did not have a comprehensive display. They expected the customer to know what she wanted before she came in.

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RE: How do you know which FPE free sample pot?

Gosh I don't remember. Hopefully Faron will chime in. I remember being in Cairo and ordering a couple of fandex because, well, I was in Cairo! And so I used those.

They don't at least have swatches of their colors online like Farrow & Ball does? You know now that I think of it, I'm not sure they did.....

RE: How do you know which FPE free sample pot?


Yes, FPE's sample-pots are described in the FPE "Specifiers Manual", as comprising 110 "The Designers Collection Colors"...and a group of 12 FPE "Twelve Classic Wall Colors".

This totals 122 obviously...but in their manual, it states "...all 200 sample pots in handy organizers may be purchased for $1,000".
I don't know how the colors are numbered, or what colors they correspond to...without the appropriate Fan-decks (of which there are many!!). Some decks have at least a $25 coupon to use towards their paint, which defrays some of the overall cost!

Call-'em and have them send you their "Specifiers Manual". It describes most of their decks, and a TON of excellent paint info.


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