- Terracotta pots
- Foam sponge paint brushes
- Acrylic paints in your preferred colours
- Matte or gloss sealing spray
- Scrub brush or pot brush (optional)
- Disposable plate (optional)
- Water (optional)
painted planters: art meets the art of gardening
Upcycle the ubiquitous terracotta plant pot. With these easy tips, you can bring those boring pots from drab to fab in a day.
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Set up your painting workspace by laying out the newspaper to protect the surface you will work on.
Clean your clay pot, whether its new or old. Your scrub brush can help remove grime or mud. Ensure the pots are completely dry, which can vary from a few hours to days depending on size.
If needed, thin the paint by squirting a good amount on the plate and adding a few drops of water and mix. Clay or terracotta pots are absorbent so thinned paint allows a more even coat of paint.
Get painting! Desired coverage might require two or three coats. You may wish to paint the top interior that is exposed above the soil.
Personalize your pots by adding designs, lettering or adhesive decals. Your plant babies deserve a pretty home all their own.
Allow paint and decorations to dry. Since these pot materials hold moisture, it may take longer than you expect to dry. Yes, we want our pots to be moist or our plants, but their painted surfaces!
Seal the deal. Select a glossy or matte finish and spray the pot evenly in a well-ventilated area