Farrow & Ball Modern Emulsion 5L
Farrow & Ball Modern Emulsion 5L 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 2.5 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 your chosen colour to promote adhesion and full colour depth.
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! –