Farrow & Ball Tinting Machine
Hirshfield’s Edina store has a new tinting machine. Usually not a big deal, except to the store associates, but this is a Farrow & Ball tinting machine which means our Edina staff can now tint Farrow & Ball paint at their store. The paint bases used for in-can tinting are created at the Farrow & Ball factory in Dorset, England, and use exactly the same balance of high-quality ingredients as ready-mixed Farrow & Ball paints. The brand does have a bit of a cult following when it comes to their color palette. People who use Farrow & Ball paints, consistently talk about the depth and richness of their colors which Farrow & Ball says is due to their use of the highest quality ingredients – that will not change with tinting at the store level.
A little Farrow & Ball history
Farrow & Ball paints are born and bred in Dorset, England, since 1946. Founders John Farrow and Richard Ball were passionate about creating richly pigmented paint using age-old methods and it’s a passion that is matched by their craftsmen today. All finishes are water-based, quick drying, and low in odor and VOC’s. Fast forward, today Farrow & Ball distributes its paints and wallpapers to 67 countries around the world including Edina, Minnesota.
Stocking finishes at Hirshfield’s Edina:
Estate® Emulsion – This is Farrow & Ball’s signature finish for interior walls and ceilings. Its distinctive chalky matte finish (2% sheen level) minimizes imperfections, and scatters light to fully express the depth of their colors. The flat, velvety effect it creates even brings added richness to darker colors.
Modern Emulsion – Modern Emulsion is a super-tough finish for interior walls and ceilings. Washable, scuff-proof, and mold and mildew resistant, it’s suitable for use in every room of the home. From busy hallways to moisture-prone kitchens and bathrooms, Modern Emulsion is available in the full range of colors in a beautiful matte finish with a 7% sheen level..
Estate Eggshell – A washable, water based satin finish for interior wood and metal. Its soft low-shine finish (20% sheen level) brings an understated elegance to trim and furniture and is suitable for doors, kitchen cabinets, radiators, and other wood and metalwork throughout the home. Easily wiped and washed clean.
Modern Eggshell – Modern Eggshell is their toughest interior finish, adding color and protection to wood, metal, and concrete surfaces. This ultra-durable eggshell is tough enough for floors, and it can also be used throughout the home on skirting, doors, kitchen cabinets, furniture, and radiators This is a mid-shine finish with a 40% sheen level.
Finishes not mentioned will still have to be ordered and that is a 2-3 day turnaround. We are not stocking huge quantities so give the store a call so they can check stock for you before you make a special trip.
Sample pots (3.38 oz) are available at our Roseville and Edina locations.