Good eggshell finish, just needs time to dry between coats. Also smell is very limited which is great for indoor use.
18 June 2015
Better than the alternatives out there...
I turned to F&b after a bad experience with Ecos paints.
They claim to have matched all the F&B range but the result is nowhere near. Apparently matching to a swatch book rather than the actual finish is not misleading!
Glad I invested in the real thing - deep rich black and good coverage.
Only criticism is that the eggshell didn't dry that well and still tacky after 24hrs...
29 May 2015
Lives up to it's reputation
excellent product, easy to apply and reasonably good drying time. finish obtained was exactly as predicted. on line delivery service outstanding.
02 April 2015
Perfect result !
The best paint, easy to apply, no roll's trace, perfect result !
21 March 2015
Bought other cheaper well known brand first and the coverage was awful, streaks, patchy. Decided to bite the bullet and buy F & B, will never buy any other make, looks so good . Should have bought it first time around!
03 February 2015
Excellent coverage giving a beautiful finish - not the cheepest on the market but the quality shines through (unlike the white walls it was covering).
I hate painting so was dreading trying to cover the expanse of white wall in font of me. As the first brushstrokes went on I was surprised as how much one brush full would cover and the depth of coverage. Had thought I'd wallpaper upstairs but now considering painting instead - more sÃ mple pot orders on the way!
28 September 2014
You will not be disappointed!
Just like other Farrow and Ball products, you would expect great results. You will not be disappointed. This product was used to cover an existing black interior finish and that has been achieved with just one coat on top of the existing black, which demonstrates its intensity. The finish appears slightly more of a sheen than the lighter Estate Eggshell finishes, but I am more that happy with that. The paint flows easily from the brush and has a creamy feel when being applied. It also has a feature whereby it goes on grey and dries black, so it is easy to see where you have painted! This product is currently being used in several rooms with modern emulsion on the walls. The contrast looks superb. Thoroughly recommend this product.
13 January 2014
Very good product
This paint is at the top end of water based products, as it should be for the cost. As with all water based products the final result on the gloss finish simply does not match oil based paints but apart from that this is excellent to work with. It appears in the tin and goes on more like a deep charcoal grey than pitch Black but dries as Black as you like, a great advantage when applying the second coat. It brushes beautifully
and the opacity is very good and dries quickly enough to reduce down time but not too quickly to cause any workability problems. All in all an excellent product but with the final finish gloss deficiency, I would only use it on certain jobs and I earn my living as a Painter and Decorator. Hope this helps in your decision making.
26 September 2013