"ye olde woldy"
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I can't remember where I saw it, but I'm sure at one time on TV or I heard someone say it, that you can use "Yogurt" to create that patina look on garden statues and such like? Is this true or have I dreamt it sometime?
I have a pond with a newly built water-fall and rockery and would like to get that "ye olde woldy" look to it. Like it's been there for 30 to 50 years or more... Does smearing old yogurt on everything do the trick?
Armine John Hutt.
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- Posted: Sat. 14th March 2009 09:10
Nt sure about yoghurt but an old builder friend saiid he used to use cow muck to age roof tiles - just made it in to a slurry and dipped the tiles in - depends on availability I guess ;) not sure about the effect on fish though
- Posted: Sat. 14th March 2009 12:22
I believe it's the bacteria in the yoghurt which encourages mould to grow. Apparently, you can also use beer with the same effect.
- Posted: Sun. 15th March 2009 18:24
"ye olde woldy"
Did you say "Beer"? There's never any left in the bottle after I've been at it.
Anyway, my Yogurt hasn't worked, so I think I may give the beer a go.
Anyone else got any ideas?
- Posted: Fri. 20th March 2009 20:59
ye olde woldy
Did you manage to get onto the online forum on Saturday? I'm sure the designers would have been able to give you some ideas.
If not, there is going to be another forum, so if you don't manage to get the look you want in the meantime you will be able to ask them your question then.
- Posted: Sun. 22nd March 2009 21:26
ye old woldy
yes yoghurt is really supposed to help if you want to make something looklike it's been there for years instead of something clean and new. just smear yoghurt on whatever it is, and what happens is the algae then feeds off of that covering that particular area and hey presto! you have something that has aged!
- Posted: Thu. 9th April 2009 19:06