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I painted a room in Farrow and Ball Estate Emulsion, creamy yellow and not massive colour change. It took 4 coats and still looked patchy!! I probably should have used the primer.
Farrow and Ball is just expensive nonsense.
Farrow and Ball emulsion is a pain to apply. It normally takes three coats, whereas most other emulsion products might cover in two. I know other decorators get frustrated with this, particularly considering the cost of Farrow and Ball, but the finish is generally good. The pigments in the paint are high-quality, so when people talk about “depth of colour”, it’s a result of the pigments. So, if you have a budget for the paint, and you don’t mind applying an extra coat, Farrow and Ball is a great choice.
The overall finish of both the Estate and Modern emulsion is good, but both products have drawbacks. Farrow and Ball Modern Emulsion has a high sheen level, so not very modern. The Estate Emulsion looks gorgeous, but it marks easily.
The paint is too expensive and poor quality.
There are better products than Farrow and Ball Emulsions, that are cheaper. Pointless.
Nice emulsion, great flat finish, but be prepared for three coats. I prefer the estate, but it’s not the most durable if you have kids or dogs.
Farrow and Ball Emulsion review
If you follow the system recommend by Farrow and Ball the finish is quite good. You’ll want 3 coats minimum to get a good finish.
The Modern emulsion is great, not a fan of the Estate emulsion. Farrow and ball isn’t as bad as some decorators say it is.
I finished using farrow and ball yesterday. Painted a big ceiling with a lot of light at one end in a cream colour in modern emulsion. It was a dream to roll. After two coats it looked great and didn’t flash too much. It’s good paint.
Nice to use but needs three coats. Doesn’t touch up either
That’s India yellow… covered in two after using primer over a deep red
No no no and no! Too much hassle too many coats. Total nightmare! Unless it’s your place and you’ve got a million years to paint it! That’s my Farrow and Ball Emulsion review