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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:50 am 
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Hi guys
was looking at Farrow and Ball paint for our front room for walls and all the woodwork including the staircase.

However the more i look at this paint online i keep hearing negative comments.

I'm looking for coloured eggshell which wont leave brush marks, i am using zinsser BIN for the staircase and wordkwork so there will be a good base.

Can anyone recommend some good brands that give an excellent finish for walls and a hard wearing finish for the woodwork?

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if you use prepare it well & use quality brushes then you shouldn't get brush marks...what made you choose F&B in the first place.


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dubman2 wrote:
if you use prepare it well & use quality brushes then you shouldn't get brush marks...what made you choose F&B in the first place.


Well my friends has it their home, she mentions about the proper pigments in the colour

Any recommendations?


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as long as you use a good quality 'Trade' paint then you should be ok..there's plenty to choose from..Dulux Trade diamond eggshell,Benjamin moore -Advance..It's all in the preparation regarding brushmarks.



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dubman2 wrote:
as long as you use a good quality 'Trade' paint then you should be ok..there's plenty to choose from..Dulux Trade diamond eggshell,Benjamin moore -Advance..It's all in the preparation regarding brushmarks.


Thanks dubman, ive prepped in the past pretty good, i used water based Leyland satinwood used a good quality brush and could see brush strokes.
i will look at Dulux trade, thanks
seen Benjamin Moore online however cant find prices,


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You want proper pigments and great colour depth?

Little Greene Intelligent Eggshell or Oil Eggshell.

Little Greene oil eggshell is the best traditional oil eggshell on the market IMHO. Very low sheen, unlike the almost-satin sheen level of many other oil eggshells. Great opacity and flow, and not to smelly. Knocks Farrow & Ball out of the park every day. Intelligent Eggshell if you prefer to go for water-based product.

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Leyland do make a few decent paints, the water based satin definitely ain't one of them!

Benjamin Moore, don't bother looking any further, it really is as good as everybody says it is. I did a little experiment recently, I had some woodwork that had been glossed within the last year or so with a trade oil based gloss so it was still very shiney. I had been using BM Regal in a pearl finish and decided to test it's adhesion straight on the gloss with no primer - one section was sanded and wiped off with meths, another was simply wiped with meths and the last bit received no prep at all - I then gave it all one coat of BM Regal pearl straight from the tin.

Scratch test about 6 hours later saw no movement on the prepped areas at all, nothing I tried would budge it, the unprepped bit did scratch off a bit but only with a bit of effort, I forgot about it after that but remembered it about 4 or 5 days later so tried the unprepped bit again - it was now rock solid and I couldn't budge it at all with either key or thumbnail!

Only available from the importers, prices etc are on their website.

https://www.benjaminmoorepaint.co.uk/


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dynamod wrote:
You want proper pigments and great colour depth?

Little Greene Intelligent Eggshell or Oil Eggshell.

Little Greene oil eggshell is the best traditional oil eggshell on the market IMHO. Very low sheen, unlike the almost-satin sheen level of many other oil eggshells. Great opacity and flow, and not to smelly. Knocks Farrow & Ball out of the park every day. Intelligent Eggshell if you prefer to go for water-based product.


i will look into that thanks

i have used the zinsser BIN yesterday, its an amazing product dries quick and great results!


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