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We’ve had these pots around our house since I was a kid. When my mom finally grew tired of them, I jumped at the chance to repaint them for my own home. They’re quite expensive to buy, so grab them if you find some for a bargain or lying around someone’s house. It’s truly amazing what some paint and beautiful flowers can do – they look brand new!
Acrylic exterior house paint ( I used leftover roof paint)
Step 1: Start by sanding the pot with sand paper and try to get rid of the old paint as much as possible.
Step 2: Thoroughly wet down the pot with water. The dampness will suck in the paint and prevent it from peeling easily later on.
Step 3: Lay some newspaper on the ground outside, and place your pot on top.
Step 4: Paint around the edge and on the inside to where you think the soil level will be. Don’t worry too much about painting in a particular direction.
Step 5: Now paint from the bottom upwards. You can tilt the pot back with one hand to get to the tricky parts that’s hard to see.
Step 6: Paint each side of the pot making sure you’ve covered all the grey spots sticking out.
Step 7: If necessary, let dry and paint another coat over the first layer. No re-wetting is needed.
Step 8: If the pot doesn’t have holes in at the bottom already, drill about 2-4 holes in the bottom of the pot where the water can seep through.
If you like, you can highlight the raised areas on the pot with another colour.