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i have 3 clay chimney pots wot is best to restore these to origanal finish or just clean them up


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,199

    I personally wouldn't do anything to them - unless someone has ruined them by painting them. They look lovely if just allowed to age and weather naturally.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,710

    A good patination can take decades to build up, but can be destroyed in minutes. 

    I'm with ladybird, I'd leave it 

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 5,149

    Big fan of chimney pots as planters - still got the soot in mine! I usually lower a smaller pot inside them so I can move them if required. 

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • thanks for response might leave them as they are we paid £40 each for them so dont wont to spoil them

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,863

    You could paint them with yoghurt to encourage lichens and mosses to grow on them image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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