(20) XX Chalk Finish Paint Machiavelli (Double Duckegg)

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If you like Duckegg but want it deeper the machiavelli chalk finish paint colour  is the perfect vintage colour . Box 1 part machiavelli and 1 part renaissance white and you have Tizano vecellio (duckegg).

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 Michiavelli- a great highlighting colour!

  • Try two tones of Tizano Velecilo (Duckegg)  as the main colour and highlight the trims with Machiavelli. perhaps even adding a third colour . I like Fra angeliico as it suits the natural tones of the duckegg.
  • Paint your walls a light  colour or white and paint with Machiavelli on the ceiling (suits a well lit room) for an unexpected elegance.Also compliments natural wood.
  • Paint onto furniture and if wood has character detail or applique then use a dark antiquing wax to age.
Once finished for protection you could:
  • apply a coat of clear soft wax to leave a smooth satin finish
  • wipe a coat of coat of Eco-Wax liquid carnauba for a harder finish with a slightly buff colour for aging
  • 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.

 The father of modern political theory, Niccolo di Bernardo dei Machiavelli, was born at Florence, May 3, 1469, saw the troubles of the French invasion (1493), when the Medici fled, and in 1498 became secretary of the Ten, a post he held until the fall of the republic in 1512. He was employed in a great variety of missions, including one to the Emperor Maximilian, and four to France. His dispatches during these journeys, and his treatises on the Affairs of France and Germany, are full of far-reaching insight. On the restoration of the Medici, Machiavelli was involved in the downfall of his patron, Gonfaloniere Soderini. Arrested on a charge of conspiracy in 1513, and put to the torture, he disclaimed all knowledge of the alleged conspiracy. Although pardoned, he was obliged to retire from public life and devoted himself to literature