Full gloss Black Blue is great for a front door
The colour is rich and works well in the full gloss finish, our initial use of exterior eggshell was too matt. Very pleased with the end result and the colour compliments brass fittings.
18 January 2015
Darkest of darkest blues
To put this review in context, I have only ever used the paler F&B paint shades before but wanted to do something dramatic and out of my comfort zone in redecorating the master bedroom.
Followed the F&B guidance to the letter. Applied a single coat of the dark tones undercoat first, it needed to cover the original pale wall colour (watched Slipper Satin disappearing with a pang of regret).
Not used dark tones undercoat before and it is in itself a dark grey, but did not prepare me for how very dark Black Blue is!
First top coat applied despite heart palpitations and jangling nerves. On finishing it looked utterly..erm..black! Decided to take a complete break and leave the house whilst it dried, and to ponder next step. Was it an 'oops' moment or 'keep calm and carry on'...
...Well, with brave resolve I carried on. Completed the second top coat. Had several cups of tea. Removed the masking tape. Left the house again.
Came home, entered 'the room' and....utter, utter delight!! Not total black but instead, the deepest, richest, darkest of darkest possible blues. Wonderful. Wept.
This colour is not for the faint hearted. Glad I wasn't faint hearted.
A photo can't do justice to this shade so not attaching one.
26 November 2014
Great colour and quality paint
I have used farrow and ball paint for along time and was worried when the outdoor paint changed from oil based to a water based , infact I actually prefer it! It dries quickly, brushes wash out easily and still has the great quality, I used black blue on my conservatory, love the change in colour , unfortunately they don't do thus colour in masonry so used plain black but made a good contrast. I have just painted my benches after 8+years in arsenic, so quality does last.
14 October 2014
....of colours on our palate over the last 5 years
03 October 2014
Beautiful inky blue/ black colour!!
I love farrow and ball paint! This colour is like ink, lovely blue/ black that catches the sunlight and turns what would be a boring black into a rich interesting black!
05 August 2014
This paint gives unique results
I found this paint like learning to paint again. At first I struggled to get a good result, but when I closely followed the instructions it all changed for the better. I believe it is especially important to use a synthetic brush as recommended. I cannot see the blue in this "Black Blue" colour, but others can. Every one who sees the painted door say it looks fantastic.
28 July 2014
Wonderful colour but not so keen on the water based gloss
I found this paint went on easily but does not have the body of the old oil based gloss paints, this means one has to fill the surface of the wood to get the same flat lush gloss look.
04 June 2014
Most definitely a dark blue when used outside - Great on our front door
We were looking for a colour for our front door. Initially we though about Hague Blue or Drawing Room Blue, but luckily we got a sample pot of Black Blue as well while we were at it.
When we tried them out on the Southeast (ish) facing front door it was immediately obvious this was a wonderful deep blue. It always has that blue tinge, but it is so dark you also get some of the benefits of black i.e. a nice deep, subtle, classy colour!
As always, easy to use. I used a light colour primer because I had some left over and whilst that means I needed 3 coats and a little touch up here and there, it looks fab....or so we think anyway.
Would highly recommend, but make sure you get a sample pot because the colour on the website (and colour chart) is totally different.
15 May 2014