Impruneta terracotta I

Lottie14Lottie14 Posts: 7

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 ?


thank you



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,881

    dilute some live yoghurt with rain water , and paint it all over the outside.

    It should encourage moss and lichens to grow.

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  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    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 image

  • Lottie14Lottie14 Posts: 7

    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 image which is why I thought colour washing may be a possibility

  • Lottie14Lottie14 Posts: 7

    Mine too Sanjy image

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,610

    add the live yogurt to some mild and leave a couple of days and you'll have more yogurt.

    I'd not  colour wash.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,379

    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.  image

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  • Pink lilyPink lily Posts: 175

    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 image

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Time will do it for you no matter what mixtures you use.  

  • MMflowerMMflower Posts: 55

    Hi Lottie14, on a side note, may I ask the website from where you've been able to get the Impruneta pots imported? Thanks! image

  • Lottie14Lottie14 Posts: 7

    I'm a retailer and imported them direct MMflower.


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