This home was always a favorite. A classic stone cottage style in an older neighborhood in Kansas City. We've worked in several homes in this area and the norm is a dark and traditional interior so this one was a treat. A red, white, and blue palette. What keeps this from a patriotic cliche? The red is a raspberry shade, the blue is dusty, the white is creamy, and large doses of clean orange based yellow enliven all the rooms. Jennifer Quinn, the Interior Designer, knows how to mix lost of pattern and color to create a happy and inviting home.
Anyhoo...this hallway is why people would spend $65 on a gallon of paint. The yellow had held up really well in the only hallway in a house with 3 kids and a dog. We applied a simple stripe using a satin topcoat. This happened to be one of those jobs where all the stripes matched evenly from every angle on every wall. And people say you never use math! (We just got lucky)
The painters had patched the cracks and sanded but didn't prime. I was able to brush the Farrow and Ball paint right over the patch only and it blended perfectly. I was so happy that I didn't have to repaint any of the stripes from top to bottom. When the paint was dry (I always take a blow dryer), I re-rolled the satin topcoat where needed. Since we no longer carry the paint, I ordered a sample pot and after 5 years the color was a great match. Whew!
This is the living room that I did in a yellow scale starting with the darkest shade and building to the lightest. I used FE Venetian Base Coat as my first troweled layer. This is a very under-used product IMHO. It tints really well with Setcoat and may be fine tuned with Faux Cream Color, Faux Color, or Stains. I like the Venetian Base Coat because I get 1 coat opaque coverage to build a finish on. In this case I tinted the Venetian Base Coat with Chamois Setcoat (which I used to prep the walls) and added Ochre Yellow and Italian Sienna. The material is troweled with a steel blade leaving a high/low coat. This layer is dry before proceeding to the next step.