The Look of Verdigris

There are many techniques and products to create the look
of Verdigris. This is one of my favorites because it is easy, works on any surface
and is long lasting, even on outdoor furnishings. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, in this order:
One coat of each, leaving spots where other colors show through.
1. Graphite
*2. Primer Red 
3. Duck Egg Blue
4. Provence
 Can be topcoated with polyurethane (Do not use wax for anything left outdoors).
*Primer Red: Optional. Use to give look of rust.
For a different verdigris on an outdoor light see my post Patina and Verdigris,



Leslie Stocker

I need to take some photos, but yes I have used it on outdoor furniture, planters, outdoor lights. I did it with other paints before I found Chalk Paint, but it didn’t last. I skipped the rust (primer red) on most of my projects but another variation is to add some Louis Blue for a more zinc look. I used that on a zinc topped potting bench that I leave outside year round.. Thanks,

Leslie Stocker

Hopefully soon, I haven’t forgotten, just sidetracked. 🙂


How did you get the chunky/flaky look. I want to do this on an iron coffee table I have. Want it to look like it was found at the bottom of the ocean.


Leslie, LOVE your site and all the wonderful information. Your colorways are THE BEST!


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