I've just imported some Impruneta terracotta pots and wondered if anyone had any suggestions to age them? Has anyone ever tried painting them with a colour wash ?
dilute some live yoghurt with rain water , and paint it all over the outside.
It should encourage moss and lichens to grow.
yes i'd say live yoghurt too but i wouldn't have diluted it, mind you if i did it with my present dog he would lick it all off as he loves live yoghurt
What proportion of yoghurt to water. There are six pots to do, each 90cm high with a diameter of 1m so it's going to take a lot of yoghurt which is why I thought colour washing may be a possibility
Mine too Sanjy
add the live yogurt to some mild and leave a couple of days and you'll have more yogurt.
I'd not colour wash.
No, don't colourwash - stick to the yoghurt, paint them all over and leave them in a shady corner - preferably one where there's already some mossy growth.
Apparently if you put buttermilk, water and a handful of moss in a blender, then paint the mixture on the pots, moss should grow fairly quickly. Saw this recipe on pinterest the other day....haven't used it myself yet
Time will do it for you no matter what mixtures you use.
Hi Lottie14, on a side note, may I ask the website from where you've been able to get the Impruneta pots imported? Thanks!
I'm a retailer and imported them direct MMflower.