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Don't trust the colour card, don't trust the quality,don't waste your money.
Farrow & Ball Paint
Member Name: grannyboydon
Farrow & Ball Paint
Advantages: Nice, helpful staff
Disadvantages: Expensive mistake
I'm so disappionted, not to say angry, with Farrow and Ball paint. Having done my own decorating for more than 30 years I like to think I know what the pitfalls are. Wrong!!
I wanted to replicate (as far as reasonably possible), a National Trust eggshell paint,"Wheelbarrow",no longer manufactured, which was a gorgeous green/blue/grey colour. Using the free colour card I paid for one of the tester pots which looked the closest to the colour I wanted. It turned out to be nowhere near to the colour shown, much paler.
Undeterred, I bought another tester pot in a darker colour in what looked like the tones I wanted. Wrong!! That turned out to be turquoise - again, nothing close to the colour card.
Having spent about £7 on testers I decided that the first colour "would do" as I felt confident that the quality would outway the hassle of starting all over again or wasting more money on another tester. Wrong again!!
The quality of the eggshell is a million miles away from the National Trust paint; coverage very poor indeed, taking 3 coats. Thank goodness the area being painting was fairly small and the paint JUST lasted. The finish is very disappointing and time will tell how long it will last - I'm not expecting great things!
I do know that another company has taken over the NT paints but sadly, not the colour I want - in fact they do very few colours in their range in eggshell.
On the positive side, the staff in the Bath branch couldn't have been nicer or more helpful.
Summary: Very disappointed in colour and quality.
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