An adventurous cool red
Farrow & Ball Lake Red is an adventurous colour that appears red to some and pink to others but always feels happy and vital. Works fantastic in small spaces, Farrow & Ball Lake Red feels dynamic and energising used across walls, woodwork and ceilings, and works wonderfully inside cupboards.
Recommended Primer & Undercoat: Red & Warm Tones
Complementary white: Skimmed Milk White
Lake Red is from Farrow & Ball’s new Colour by Nature palette, created in collaboration with the Natural History Museum to bring the true colours of nature into your home.
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How to Apply Paint to Walls by Brush:
Ensure all surfaces are sound, clean, dry and free from dirt, grease and other contamination. Do not paint over weak layers of paint. Sand back any previous weak paint layers before you start. Where required apply Farrow & Ball Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat. This will improve paint adhesion and promote depth of colour.
Using a fine-tipped synthetic bristled brush, apply the paint in a vertical direction. Spread the paint out evenly in a horizontal direction. On the application of the final coat, lay off the paint in a single direction. This will ensure that any brush marks and brush patterning effects (sometimes visible in certain lighting conditions) are minimised.
How to Apply Paint to Walls by Roller:
Using a medium pile woven polyester roller, apply the paint in diagonal strokes to create either an ‘M’, ‘W’ or ‘V’ shape. Fill in and over the shape, you have just painted to spread the paint evenly. Repeat this process, working in small sections. Always work from dry to wet areas, maintaining a wet edge to minimise roller marks. On the application of the final coat, lay off the paint in a single direction to ensure that any roller patterning effects (sometimes visible in certain lighting conditions) are minimised.
ECO-FRIENDLY AND CHILD-SAFE
Back in 2010, Farrow & Ball moved their entire range to an eco-friendly water base that’s a low odour, low VOC and child-safe, becoming the first in the industry to do so. Easy to clean without harmful solvents, in tins that can be recycled, again and again, our paints help to reduce the environmental impact of redecorating your home.
Every one of Farrow & Ball’s 132 paint colours is available in a range of durable interior and exterior paint finishes, each rigorously tested to ensure an exceptional depth of colour and long-lasting finish. For the very best results, Farrow & Ball always recommend using a Farrow & Ball Primer & Undercoat – see above for the correct tone for this colour.
All Farrow & Ball finishes except Limewash contain isothiazolinones. which may produce an allergic reaction. Farrow & Ball Limewash contains calcium hydroxide which can cause severe damage in contact with skin or eyes. For further information about our products, including guidance on safe use and application, check out the product sheets for each finish.