For expert advice, we had Gina Ciancio from Style Curator talk us through painting outdoor pots, each with a modern look. Whether you’re painting your pots for plants or using them as cushion storage, as shown below, both designs are fun and contemporary.

Painting garden pots is easy and fun. Today, we’re going to show how you can create designer-looking pot plants, minus the price tag.

In painting plant pots we are going to transform sad-looking pots into a bright ‘Colour Swatch’ pot plant and a monotone ‘Aztec-inspired’ pot plant.

Supplies for Painting Pots:

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Step 1:

If you are making over an old pot plant like we are, sand it back to remove any peeling paint. Then give it a wash with sugar soap.

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Step 2:

Prep the pot with Ultra Cover. If you plan on using the pot indoors for storage, like our Colour Swatch pot, paint the entire inside of the pot. If you are using the pot for plants, like our Aztec pot, you only need to paint half-way down from the inside rim.

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Step 3:

Apply two coats of white paint. We love the crisp look of Greyology on these pots.

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For the Colour Swatch pot:

Step 4:

Put making tape around the pot, approximately a third of the way down from the rim. We like the slightly irregular look so don’t feel you have to measure exactly the whole way around, just be sure that the start and end of the masking tape match up.

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Step 5:

Apply two coats of your bright colour and remove the masking tape while it’s still wet.

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For the Aztec-inspired pot:

Step 6:

Create the pattern you want with masking tape. We chose two rows of irregular triangles. For this, we simply put two rows of masking tape around the pot (about 10cm from the rim and 20cm from the rim), and then applied a crisscross pattern of masking tape.

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Step 7:

Apply two coats of your black/grey colour and remove the masking tape while it’s still wet.

 

 

For both (Colour Swatch + Aztec Inspired):

Step 8:

Tidy up any paint that may have flaked off or seeped where it shouldn’t have using your angle brush.

The Completed Painted Garden Pots

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Get in touch

If you have your own ideas and would like some expert advice on painting terracotta plant pots, give us a call on 1800 033 431 and speak to our friendly team.