PAINTING TERA COTTA POTS

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Plastic pots look…..well, like plastic. Tera Cora looks better but has no personality. A cheap and easy way to have your pots match your decor inside or out is to use a little craft paint and sealer

Start with a pot, it can be new or uses. If it has been used just be sure to scrub it inside and out. It needs to dry completely before you begin painting.

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Choose up to 3 colors you like. The base coat will show the least and then the top coat. The middle color is the prominent one.

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Between each color allow the paint to dry. The base coat should completely cover the pot and may require 3 layers. The middle coat will be a light layer that you can see through here and there.  The final coat will be very thin and allow the other 2 colors to show through. After applying the last coat use a rag to begin wiping paint off. Continue to wipe until you get the look you want.

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Allow the paint to dry overnight before applying a coat of sealer. The sealer ensures the craft paint won’t wash off when you water your plants. Because it does not have to be perfect this is a perfect project for the kids to help with ans when you are done they can help transplant. Happy spring!!!

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About keepingiteasyandsimple

I have been married for 20 years and have 3 children. My oldest is 20 and currently in the National Guard. My daughters are 15 and 11 and involved in everything. I believe life is difficult enough, that we can find ways to make the everyday just a little easier and perhaps even more simple. I love to cook, shop and make things with the kids.

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