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Offline six-point socket II

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Experience with paints from Farrow & Ball, Flamant i.e.
« on: September 15, 2018, 06:21 PM »
Hi!

So the Festool Roadshow took me to a, new to me, dealer for paint, paper and select flooring a few days ago. I was intrigued by various colours and also select paper from Farrow & Ball. This also reminded me of the Flamant store we had close by until more recently, they also have some really great colours.

We're going to renovate the master bedroom in early 2019 and for the first time we might want to do something "very different" (for us) meaning to use wallpaper only on select walls/ part of walls, re-finish/fill other walls so they can be painted, maybe add some wainscoting. 

I got a colour chart and more information from Farrow & Ball in the mail today.

I'd love to hear about your experience working with these paints, customer satisfaction afterwards, life span/ touch ups ...

Obviously I/we will do out own test drive (order samples), once we settled for colours and materials to see what it looks like in real life.

But then again, I'd love to hear your experiences!

Kind regards and thank you very much,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline Roseland

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Re: Experience with paints from Farrow & Ball, Flamant i.e.
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2018, 02:46 AM »
My wife does the painting, and loves Farrow & Ball.  To be fair, there is one brand she likes even more, and that’s Little Green.

The most amazing thing to me about F&B though is that on poplar face frames and drawers fronts in our kitchen, where it has picked up dents, the paint has not cracked.  Other big-brand paints we’ve used have flaked off around such damage.

I don’t have any experience of the damage tolerance of Little Green, though.

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Offline Alex

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Re: Experience with paints from Farrow & Ball, Flamant i.e.
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2018, 04:08 AM »
Amazing this thread comes up, I have to work with Farrow & Ball next week for the first time, was hoping to find out if there are any particulars working with this paint.

Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: Experience with paints from Farrow & Ball, Flamant i.e.
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2018, 08:55 AM »
I have used F&B Modern Emulsion on a bedroom wall (base: Fermacell and plaster), applied it with a sheepskin roller (if I remember correctly). Needed two coats to achieve an even cover over the white that was already on the wall.

The paint has a very high solids content and I think it is most suited to a traditional look achieved by tipping it with a brush after applying with a roller. That said, I rolled it on to achieve a less structured effect. It has a slight, very attractive eggshell sheen to it, even in the darker colour I have (a custom mix of two dark greens).

The F&B colours are beautiful. My late GF was quite partial to them and we used a lot of those colours in our Amsterdam place; not supplied by F&B, but formulated to these colours in Brillux enamels and wall paints. F&B is very expensive. (I understand that nowadays a lot of paint brands can mix F&B colours, at least over here in Europe they do.)
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Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Experience with paints from Farrow & Ball, Flamant i.e.
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 09:34 AM »
Hi!

@Roseland @Bert Vanderveen

Thank you very much for your valuable input, it's highly appreciated!

I will also take a look into "Little Green".

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline pixelated

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Re: Experience with paints from Farrow & Ball, Flamant i.e.
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 10:54 AM »
A F&B painting project led to starting my Festool collection. My wife is very sensitive to most paints, but not to F&B, so it was the choice for painting the wood walls of our living room. (The house is log construction using milled wood so that the interior walls are flat).
I like working with it, we mostly brushed it on that project, IMO, it covers well, and the colors are very rich. We used Modern Emulsion on the walls and estate eggshell for trim. 

Offline miclee15

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Re: Experience with paints from Farrow & Ball, Flamant i.e.
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 03:58 PM »
I used it for the first time a few months ago.  Yes, very nice color, working with a roller on the walls it is nice (as good as a paint can be).   I also was able to spray it with minimal dilution for bookshelves and custom window bench with a graco handheld sprayer. 

Offline mkasdin

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Re: Experience with paints from Farrow & Ball, Flamant i.e.
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 02:45 AM »
Farrow and Ball is very expensive here in the USA.Around $100- $135 a gallon depending on sheen. They do sell small samples though that could probably be matched by SW or Dunn Edwards.