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Estate Emulsion Application

PRODUCT ADVICE SHEET
Estate Emulsion
Interior Walls & Ceilings

All Farrow & Ball paints are water based, making them low-odour, low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), and quick to dry. They also score the highest possible A+ rating for indoor air quality in accordance with the independently conducted French Indoor Air Quality Decree N° 2011-321 - Arrete April 2011. 

Product Overview
Estate Emulsion is our signature chalky, very matt finish. Carefully crafted to give a flatter finish, its 2% sheen level responds extraordinarily to all types of light. Estate Emulsion is a sophisticated choice for interior walls and ceilings - perfectly suited for less busy areas such as bedrooms and living rooms. Gently wipeable but not washable. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoats: 
Farrow and Ball Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat

Cleaning Surfaces Prior to Painting
Before painting, all surfaces must be cleaned thoroughly and allowed dry fully. For most surfaces we would recommend using a dilute Sugar Soap solution following the manufacturer's instructions. We do not recommend using solvent-based cleaning products as these may widely disperse the residue making water-based product application difficult.

New or Unpainted Plaster/Dry Lined Surfaces (Modern Construction) Preparation: 
New or previously unpainted plaster must be clean, dry and free of dust, then suitably primed prior to painting. Use either a 25% diluted coat of your chosen Farrow & Ball topcoat or a 25% diluted coat of Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat. Please note: British Standard 6150 recommends a typical drying time for new plaster of 7 days for every 5mm thickness.

Previously Painted Walls Preparation
New or previously unpainted plaster must be clean, dry and free of dust, then suitably primed prior to painting. Use either a 25% diluted coat of your chosen Farrow & Ball topcoat or a 25% diluted coat of Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat. Please note: British Standard 6150 recommends a typical drying time for new plaster of 7 days for every 5mm thickness.

Painting Over Interior Wall Fillers
For best results always use a filler which has the same porosity and density as the surface which is being repaired. Fillers which have a different porosity or density may lead to visible differences in colour or tone. Follow the filler manufacturer's application instructions and drying times then apply a diluted coat (25%) 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. This product may not be compatible with highly alkaline/cement-based fillers. Please note that this product may not be compatible with sand-based filler. Wherever possible, we recommend using an alternative type of filler. However, if no alternative is available, ensure the filler is adequately sanded and free of all dust and contaminants before proceeding with the steps outlined above. 

Using Interior Caulks & Sealants
Where small gaps and cracks require filling or sealing, best results are achieved with an acrylic based decorators' caulk which is a water-based, flexible filler. Use the minimum of caulk necessary as a smaller bead will dry quicker and will be less prone to cracking. Follow the manufacturer's application instructions and drying times (typically 2 - 3 hours) before applying your chosen Farrow & Ball finish. Estate Eggshell, Full Gloss and Dead Flat - 2 coats may be applied directly (allowing a minimum of 4 hours drying time between coats). Estate Emulsion and Modern Emulsion - Apply an undiluted coat of Wall & Ceiling Primer & Undercoat in the correct colour tone for your top coat (allowing a minimum of 4 hours drying time between coats) followed by 2 coats of your chosen top coat (once again allowing a minimum of 4 hours drying time between coats).