Farrow & Ball Modern Emulsion 2.5 litre



Modern Emulsion is Farrow & Ball’s ultimate high performance alternative to Estate Emulsion for interior walls and ceilings. The tough yet beautiful matt finish is washable, stain and scuff resistant, making it ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, children’s rooms, hallways and other areas of high usage.

Please do not rely on your computer screen for colour accuracy. Order a FREE colour card and then a tester pot to check your chosen colour in situ.

All White 2005
Wevet 273
Wimborne White 239
Pointing 2003
James White 2010
Stony Ground 211
White Tie 2002
New White 59
Matchstick 2013
String 8
Savage ground 213
Cord 16
Slipper Satin 2004
Lime White 1
Off-white 3
Old White 4
Light Gray 17
Mouse's Back 40
School House White 291
Shadow White 282
Shaded White 201
Drop Cloth 283
Bone 15
Hardwick White 5
Dimity 2008
Joa's White 226
Oxford Stone 264
London Stone 6
Dead salmon 28
Salon Drab 290
Strong White 2001
Ammonite 274
Cornforth White 228
Purbeck Stone 275
Worsted 284
Mole's Breath 276
Cromarty 285
Mizzle 266
Blue Gray 91
Pigeon 25
French Gray 18
Treron 292
Blackened 2011
Dimpse 277
Pavilion Gray 242
Lamp Room Gray 88
Manor House Gray 265
Plummett 272
Skimming Stone 241
Elephants Breath 229
Dove Tale 267
Charleston Gray 243
London Clay 244
Brinjal 222
Jitney 293
Peignoir 286
Calluna 270
Brassica 271
Pelt 254
Paean Blck 294
Middleton Pink 245
Calamine 230
Nancy's Blushes 278
Red Earth 64
Picture Gallery Red 42
Incardadine 248
Great White 2006
Sulking Room Pink 295
Cinder Rose 246
Rangwali 296
Pink Ground 202
Setting Plaster 231
Rectory Red 217
Eating Room Red 43
Radicchio 96
Preference Red 297
Charlotte's Locks 268
Blazer 212
House White 2012
Pale Hound 71
Dayroom Yellow 233
Citron 74
Yellow Ground 218
Babouche 223
Tallow 203
Farrow's Cream 67
Dorset Cream 68
Hay 37
Sudbury Yellow 51
India Yellow 66
Green Ground 206
Cooking Apple Green 32
Ball Green 75
Card Room Green 79
Green Smoke 47
Studio Green 93
Churlish Green 251
Yearbridge Green 287
Breakfast Room Green 81
Calke Green 34
Bancha 298
Arsenic 214
Vert De Terre 234
Lichen 19
Oval Room Blue 85
Stone Blue 86
De Nimes 299
Inchrya Blue 289
Pavilion Blue 252
Pale Powder 204
Teresa's Green 236
Green Blue 84
Dix Bue 82
Vardo 288
Borrowed Light 235
Skylight 205
Light BLue 22
Parma Gray 27
Lulworth Blue 89
Cook's Blue 237
Cabbage White 269
Blue Ground 210
St Giles Blue 280
Pitch Blue 220
Stiffkey Blue 281
Hague Blue 30
Mahogany 36
Tanner's Brown 255
Down Pipe 26
Railings 31
Off-Black 57
Pitch Black 256


Farrow & Ball Modern Emulsion 2.5L

Farrow & Ball Modern Emulsion retains the Farrow & Ball signature matt finish and depth of colour and is ideal for kitchens, bathrooms and hallways. Its durable nature makes it the perfect choice for children’s bedrooms. These not only have to live up to a lot of wear and tear, but also changing tastes. Farrow & Ball Modern Emulsion is available in 2.5 and 5 litre cans. Click here to view the 5 litre size.

Surface Preparation for New or Unpainted Plaster (Modern Construction)

If your plaster is new non powdery and sound you can simply apply a diluted coat of Farrow & Ball Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat, in the correct colour tone for your top coat (see dilution details below) before applying two full coats of your chosen colour.

If your plaster surface is powdery, flaky or unstable, apply one coat of Farrow & Ball Masonry & Plaster Stabilising Primer to bond the plaster and seal the surface, followed by one coat of Farrow & Ball Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat.

Please note: British Standard 6150:2006 recommends a typical drying time for new plaster of 7 days for every 5mm thickness.

Suggested maximum dilution rates:
Bare dry skim plaster/dry lined walls = up to 20% water
Bare dry plaster board = up to 15% water
Patch filled plaster = up to 20% water

NB: The dilution rate will depend on the porosity of the surface. We recommend you test the level of dilution on a patch to determine the level of dilution required. If you do not want to apply a primer and undercoat, as an alternative, you can dilute the top coat (of your chosen colour) with approximately 10% water and apply as a “mist” coat.

Surface Preparation – Previously Painted.

If the wall you are intending to paint is of even porosity and you are not making a significant colour change, you can simply apply two coats of your chosen colour directly to the wall (allowing the correct drying time between coats).

If the wall is uneven or highly porous then apply a diluted coat of your chosen colour (dilute with approximately 10% of water and apply as a ‘mist’ coat). Then simply apply two full (undiluted) coats in your chosen colour, allowing the correct drying time between coats. If you are making a significant colour change apply one coat of Farrow & Ball Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat, in the correct colour tone for your top coat (and allowing a minimum of 4 hours drying time between coats). Then follow with two coats of your chosen colour to promote adhesion and full colour depth.

If you are painting onto a glossy or oil based surfaces, sand the surface down, then clean thoroughly with a detergent. Apply one coat of Farrow & Ball Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat, in the correct colour tone for your top coat (and allowing a minimum of 4 hours drying time between coats). Then follow with two coats of Farrow & Ball Modern Emulsion.

How to Apply Paint to Walls by Brush

Ensure all surfaces are sound, clean, dry and free from dirt, grease and other contamination. Please note that flaking or peeling may occur if you paint over weak paint layers – to avoid this sand back any previous weak paint layers before you start painting. Where required apply Farrow & Ball Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat to improve paint adhesion and promote depth of colour. Use a fine-tipped synthetic bristled brush. Apply the paint in a vertical direction. Spread the paint out evenly in a horizontal direction. On application of the final coat lay off the paint in a single direction. This ensures that any brush marks are kept to a minimum.

How to Apply Paint to Walls by Roller

Roller application – 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 application of the final coat lay off the paint in a single direction.

Farrow & Ball colours not shown on the colour card are available to order at no extra charge. To order online, choose “All White” from the drop down box. At the checkout, state the archive colour you would like in the space provided for notes. If we’re unsure of the colour chosen we will contact you before sending.

For further technical information please refer to the Data Sheet: Modern Emulsion Data Sheet.

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About Farrow & Ball

Farrow & Ball paints are born and bred in Dorset, England. They have resided there since John Farrow, and fellow paint pioneer, Richard Ball founded the company in 1946. Their passion for making paint to original formulations, using only the finest ingredients, is matched by today’s craftsmen.

There is true alchemy to their paints. Is it their high levels of pigment? The use of rich resin binders? Or maybe it is the high refractory nature of their key ingredients? All help to produce their signature depth of colour. And, to ensure the paint meets their obsessively high requirements, they scrupulously test every batch. There’s a reason Stiffkey Blue is the precise colour of the extraordinary mud found at Stiffkey beach in Norfolk! –

Additional information

Weight 5 kg

All White 2005, Wevet 273, Wimborne White 239, Pointing 2003, James White 2010, Stony Ground 211, White Tie 2002, New White 59, Matchstick 2013, String 8, Savage ground 213, Cord 16, Slipper Satin 2004, Lime White 1, Off-white 3, Old White 4, Light Gray 17, Mouse's Back 40, School House White 291, Shadow White 282, Shaded White 201, Drop Cloth 283, Bone 15, Hardwick White 5, Dimity 2008, Joa's White 226, Oxford Stone 264, London Stone 6, Dead salmon 28, Salon Drab 290, Strong White 2001, Ammonite 274, Cornforth White 228, Purbeck Stone 275, Worsted 284, Mole's Breath 276, Cromarty 285, Mizzle 266, Blue Gray 91, Pigeon 25, French Gray 18, Treron 292, Blackened 2011, Dimpse 277, Pavilion Gray 242, Lamp Room Gray 88, Manor House Gray 265, Plummett 272, Skimming Stone 241, Elephants Breath 229, Dove Tale 267, Charleston Gray 243, London Clay 244, Brinjal 222, Jitney 293, Peignoir 286, Calluna 270, Brassica 271, Pelt 254, Paean Blck 294, Middleton Pink 245, Calamine 230, Nancy's Blushes 278, Red Earth 64, Picture Gallery Red 42, Incardadine 248, Great White 2006, Sulking Room Pink 295, Cinder Rose 246, Rangwali 296, Pink Ground 202, Setting Plaster 231, Rectory Red 217, Eating Room Red 43, Radicchio 96, Preference Red 297, Charlotte's Locks 268, Blazer 212, House White 2012, Pale Hound 71, Dayroom Yellow 233, Citron 74, Yellow Ground 218, Babouche 223, Tallow 203, Farrow's Cream 67, Dorset Cream 68, Hay 37, Sudbury Yellow 51, India Yellow 66, Green Ground 206, Cooking Apple Green 32, Ball Green 75, Card Room Green 79, Green Smoke 47, Studio Green 93, Churlish Green 251, Yearbridge Green 287, Breakfast Room Green 81, Calke Green 34, Bancha 298, Arsenic 214, Vert De Terre 234, Lichen 19, Oval Room Blue 85, Stone Blue 86, De Nimes 299, Inchrya Blue 289, Pavilion Blue 252, Pale Powder 204, Teresa's Green 236, Green Blue 84, Dix Bue 82, Vardo 288, Borrowed Light 235, Skylight 205, Light BLue 22, Parma Gray 27, Lulworth Blue 89, Cook's Blue 237, Cabbage White 269, Blue Ground 210, St Giles Blue 280, Pitch Blue 220, Stiffkey Blue 281, Hague Blue 30, Mahogany 36, Tanner's Brown 255, Down Pipe 26, Railings 31, Off-Black 57, Pitch Black 256


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