(10) X Chalk Finish Paint Donotello (Fern Green)

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This chalk finish paint colour Donotello  (Fern Green) is a subtle green ( the Egyptian head looks closest actual green) is one of my favourites .

Da Vinci's  “Distressed" Chalk Finish is a self-priming chalky paint that comes in a range of Shabby Chic Colours inspired by the renaissance painters.It can be a base coat, a second coat or a single coat finish. This unique decorative finish is developed for furniture, floors and walls.

Some ideas you can use Donotello

  • Green colours are great when you need a colour that emphasizes relaxation. the soft earthy green of donotello lends itself to rooms emcompassing nature for example when you have large views outside or lots of plants. Don't forget Chalk finish Paint is okay for walls and can be used indoors and outdoors.
  • if you want to create a a antique wash apply a base coat of Donotello and once dry apply a coat of renaissance white diluted with 2 parts roma wash and one part paint and wipe off excess with damp lint free rag until you are happy with the effect (see photos).
  • as per photos see how the contrast with white give a clean finish against the natural
Once finished for protection you could:
  • apply a coat of clear soft wax to leave a smooth satin finish
  • apply a clear soft wax and once dry apply a dark soft wax for an antique look
  • For a hardwearing finish such as a table top then we recommend Glaze & Medium for a satin clear finish
  • For dark colours you could use liming or white wax to soften paint colour
  • Leave Au natural as a matt finish
Please note colours are an indication only as computer screens an programs may change colours. where possible photos have been provided to show a more accurate presentation of how it will look.
    Italian sculptor Donatello was the greatest Florentine sculptor before Michelangelo (1475–1564) and was the most influential individual artist of the 15th century in Italy.
    Born in Florence, Italy, around 1386, sculptor Donatello apprenticed early with well-known sculptors and quickly learned the Gothic style. Before he was 20, he was receiving commissions for his work. Over his career he developed a style of lifelike, highly emotional sculptures and a reputation second only to Michelangelo's.