3 Steps to Getting the Best Results with Farrow & Ball Paint

Doug Wilson

Paint Expert

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Our previous blog post, The Best Paint for my Kitchen, recommended Farrow & Ball’s iconic Light Blue No. 22 paint for your kitchen.

Farrow & Ball Paint Light Blue No. 22

This color was in the brand’s first collection and has become a favorite. If you decide to go with Farrow & Ball for your kitchen, keep reading to learn how to get the best results from these extraordinary colors.

The History of Farrow & Ball

Farrow & Ball paint interacts with light, color and texture differently than other brands to create an exceptional color experience. When companies began adding plastics and fewer pigments to their acrylic paints, Farrow & Ball stayed true to its original oil-based formula from 1946. However, in 2010, the brand changed from an oil base to a water base in an effort to be more green. Something we can all appreciate.

Each of their perfectly curated 132 paint colors has a remarkable story that makes using the paint even more special. We encourage you to read more about the color before your purchase.

Primer & Undercoat

Before the painting begins, let’s ensure we have the right supplies. We recommend the Wooster R905 9” Super Doo-z® All Paints Roller Kit as the Super Doo-Z® White Shed resistant Roller works for all kinds of paints and can be used again on projects in the future.

Get the best results with Farrow & Ball Paint by following these tips

Now, let’s get painting. Using Farrow & Ball paint includes a three-step process to ensure the dramatic pigmented colors are brought to their full potential. First, apply a layer of Farrow & Ball Primer & Undercoat. This layer adds adhesion, coverage and a longer-lasting finish ensuring you won’t have to repaint as often. The Primer & Undercoat comes in four tones:

  1. White & Light Tones
  2. Mid Tones
  3. Red & Warm Tones
  4. Dark Tones

How do you pick which tone? It’s simple! Simply look on the back of your color card or the product page if you are ordering online. For example, for the Light Blue No. 22, you want the Mid Tones Primer & Undercoat. Since we’re talking about repainting your kitchen, make sure you get the Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat in Mid Tones. After applying the Primer & Undercoat, wait two to four hours for it to dry completely before moving to the next step.

Add Some Color

Now it’s time to bring the room to life. Add two coats of your selected paint color to the Primer & Undercoat. Wait for at least two to four hours before painting the second coat. After the second coat has been painted, sit back, relax and watch the room transform into a tranquil sanctuary.

And Voila

You now have an exquisitely painted kitchen boasting rich colors from your chosen Farrow & Ball color. If you have any additional questions, please never hesitate to reach out to one of our team members.

Happy Painting!