(11) XI Chalk Finish Paint Michelangelo (soft grey with a soft blue tone)

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This chalk finish paint colour Michelangelo  (Paris Grey) is a soft grey with just a touch of blue it is lovely contrast with both blue and greys in our colour range or is ideal as using as  .

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 Michelangelo

  • Michelangelo is one of may favourite colours It is a cooler more weathered version of French Gray and has the same magical quality of changing between blue and grey depending on the light conditions Don't forget Chalk finish Paint is okay for walls and can be used indoors and outdoors.
  • if you want to create a a grey tone wash apply a base coat of the colour you like and apply a coat of Michelangelo 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
  • on the drawers we have used michelangelo and applyied dark soft wax to age the furniture.(see photo).
  • Michelangelo is colour neutral so really goes with almost any colour combination.
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.

Michelangelo was a painter, sculptor, architect and poet and one of the great artists of the Italian Renaissance.
Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on 6 March 1475 in Caprese near Florence (Italy) where his father was the local magistrate. A few weeks after his birth, the family moved to Florence. In 1488, Michelangelo was apprenticed to the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio. He then lived in the household of Lorenzo de' Medici, the leading patron of the arts in Florence.
After the Medici were expelled from Florence, Michelangelo travelled to Bologna and then, in 1496, to Rome. His primary works were sculpture in these early years. His 'Pietà' (1497) made his name and he returned to Florence a famous sculptor. Here he produced his 'David' (1501-1504).