Farrow & Ball Exterior Wood Primer & Undercoat


For use on exterior woodwork, this Primer & Undercoat provides a protective, flexible and breathable foundation when using either Exterior Eggshell or Full Gloss. For the best possible finish, it is important to pick the right shade for your chosen topcoat.

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Farrow & Ball Primers & Undercoats are formulated with each of their colours and finishes in mind, using the same high-quality ingredients and eco-friendly water bases as their paint. Designed to help you achieve a beautiful, durable result no matter the surface, there’s a tone and formula for every kind of project.


Farrow & Ball Primers & Undercoats are available in up to four tones: White & Light Tones, Mid Tones, Red & Warm Tones, and Dark Tones. Each one is made with a careful balance of pigments, and between them they bring out the best in their entire palette of 132 colours, adding richness and depth for that signature Farrow & Ball look.


Because they begin with the same rich pigments and water base as their paints, Farrow & Ball Primers & Undercoats help your chosen colour to adhere effortlessly to the surface you’re painting, giving you a smooth, even finish and unrivalled coverage.


A little of Farrow & Ball's richly pigmented paint goes a long way when you use Primer & Undercoat – as well as aiding coverage and adhesion, it also gives a longer-lasting finish than paint alone, meaning you won’t have to redecorate as often.


We recommend using Farrow & Ball Primer & Undercoat wherever you’re using a Farrow & Ball topcoat. Not only is it specially formulated to bring out the very best in their paint, but keeping to the same brand for your priming and painting products will help to avoid any incompatibility issues.

For the best finish, we recommend following the Farrow & Ball system:

  • One coat of our Primer & Undercoat in the recommended tone (this can be found on the back of your colour card, or on the product page for your chosen topcoat colour)
  • Two coats of your chosen paint colour