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messageNO LONGER NEEDED - Farrow and Ball Cornforth White Estate Emulsion
Posted by BigED January 10, 08:47AM

First world problems and a middle class tragedy...

We have run out of Cornforth white estate emulsion paint agonisingly short of finishing. The smallest F&B tins available in the shops are 2.5 litres, but we only need about 0.5 litres. Don't suppose anyone has half a litre or so they can spare?

I am aware of how painfully middle class this is and can offer up no defence or mitigation, except that I like the colour.

Thanks in advance for any offer of help, solidarity or even the right paint.

BigED



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was january 12, 11:04pm by BigED.

messageRe: Farrow and Ball Cornforth White Estate Emulsion
Posted by jenny pink January 10, 05:09PM

Hiya,if no luck here,may get some testers....Jenny

messageRe: Farrow and Ball Cornforth White Estate Emulsion
Posted by Sue January 10, 10:14PM

jenny pink Wrote:
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> Hiya,if no luck here,may get some testers....Jenny


Good idea!

Anhyway, solidarity, BigEd smiling smiley

messageRe: Farrow and Ball Cornforth White Estate Emulsion
Posted by BigED January 10, 10:59PM

Trouble is testers are about 5 a pop and we probably need four to six of them. Think we will get a cheapish colour match paint to finish base coats and a couple of testers to roller over the areas that are almist finished. Of course, had we realised we would be fractionally short, we'd have bought some colour match paint as well before starting.
Like i said, first world middle class problems.

Thanks anyway - appreciate the responses. Tge wanted zone sometimes has tumbleweed...

BigED

messageRe: Farrow and Ball Cornforth White Estate Emulsion
Posted by Sue January 11, 02:01AM

Places which mix paint can copy Farrow and Ball colours onto a cheaper base

There's a place near here which I can't remember because it's late which can do that.

If I don't remember to look it up and post it on here PDQ, feel free to chase me big grin

ETA: Is that what you mean by colour match paint? DUH big grin



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was january 11, 02:03am by Sue.

messageRe: Farrow and Ball Cornforth White Estate Emulsion
Posted by GrahamP January 11, 06:33PM

Whites trade paints in Brockley Rise mix Farrow and Ball colours at sensible prices. Not sure what sizes they sell.

Details here - [www.yell.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was january 11, 06:34pm by GrahamP.

messageRe: Farrow and Ball Cornforth White Estate Emulsion
Posted by Sue January 11, 08:34PM

Yes! That's the place I had in mind, GrahamP.

They are very helpful, too.

messageRe: Farrow and Ball Cornforth White Estate Emulsion
Posted by BigED January 12, 11:04PM

Thanks everyone, and especially to the very generous person who offered some F&B modern emulsion (slightly different but might have worked). In the end, we worked out that with a colour-match plus one or two sample pots for retouching, we might as well bite the bullet and buy a tin of the estate emulsion. If we had been starting from scratch, we would have bought a Leyland colour match from London Decorators Merchants in West Norwood (from my online searches, Leyland seem to be the closest to F&B and we have used them before and found them ok), used that as a base coat, then used the expensive F&B for a top coat. That way you get the nice F&B finish but use a cheaper and stronger paint underneath.

You live and learn - though to be honest, this isn't the first time I have made this kind of miscalculation, so I seem to be a slow learner.

BigED

messageRe: Farrow and Ball Cornforth White Estate Emulsion
Posted by BigED January 12, 11:07PM

As for Whites in SE23, I know they don't (or didn't) do Leyland paints, otherwise I would have gone there for a colour match. But when I've been in there have often been tradespeople picking up F&B colour matches so presumably they work reasonably well too, whichever brand they are using.


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