Metal Primer & Undercoat
Does what it needs to do
Bought this to act as an undercoat on a radiator, before painting with F&B paint, and it's done exactly what was needed.
Went on easily, easy to paint with, didn't drip.
Only negative point is that the tin was very difficult to open the 2nd time I used it. The design of the lid & the rim of the small sized tin now seem to be a bit flimsy, as does the metal that the tin is now made out of - I'm sure that F&B tins neveer used to be like this. As a result the lid got gummed up with the paint. Best thing to do is to probably decant the paint left over at the end of the job if you want to be able to use it a 2nd time, either that or the tin designers need to do a re-think on the tin/lid design for the small sized tins.
November 22, 2014
This primer is full bodied and gives really good coverage. We used it over black paint. One coat and two topcoats of hardwicke white gave really good coverage. One thing to be careful of is the instruction to apply thickly and not brush out to much which can lead to a slightly uneven finish. We used this on a steel faced composite door and it really looks great just like wood.
September 8, 2014
Great Coverage over Old Metal RSJ
As you would expect from Farrow & Ball, this is a high quality undercoat paint which is lovely to use and covered an old black RSJ brilliantly.
August 19, 2014
Superb quality primer for use on garden furniture
This is a high quality metal primer that I have used whilst preparing a set of metal garden furniture and a metal obelisk. It is easy to apply and provides a superb base for F&B's Exterior Eggshell. It is far superior to other metal primers available on the market.
March 2, 2014
Excellent product if a little expensive compared with its competition.
August 25, 2013
Painting cast iron gutters
F&B Metal Primer & Undercoat was very easy to use, was recoatable within 4 hours and enabled me to apply the required two coats in a day. It gave a good thick coating and hopefully should provide protection for many years to come.
I have found it frustrating that none of my local Brewers and Homebases' had this commonly used basic product in stock. My gutter painting project has required one website order #+Â£4.95 postage# and two journey's from Winchester to Wimborne.
June 14, 2013
Much better than I expected having moved from oil based paint to water base
May 16, 2013
So easy to use.
This metal paint just flowed on and dries very quickly. No messy brushes to clean as it washes off the brush beautifully. The final result is magnificent. Thank you.
October 24, 2012