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  • Pam Park
    Pam Park Cincinnati, OH
    on May 21, 2013

    Won't the moisture/water come through the clay?

  • Ana Fawdry
    Ana Fawdry United Kingdom
    on May 22, 2013

    Another way to really easily age terracotta is to mix some un pasteurized yogurt with water and paint it on. the yogurt/water mixture will soak right into the terracotta but within a week or two, the yogurt will have created that white/green veneer on the pots (and don't worry, once the water has fully dried the live bacteria will die, you won't get a pot that continues growing stuff on it!)

  • Gardenjim70
    Gardenjim70 North Bend, WA
    on May 22, 2013

    @ Pam Park If you live in an area that freezes, and you leave them out in winter, they will eventually freeze, thaw and the pots will begin to come apart.. To stave this off a bit.. I refuse to pull pots in and out of the cold... just me.. but I found a pump spray for the inside of pots.. a latex type liquid .. it works awesome and definitely extended the live of my unglazed pots!

  • Kristin
    Kristin San Marcos, CA
    on May 22, 2013

    You can always seal the inside of the pots or use the wax inside as well :)

  • Christina Pennywise
    Christina Pennywise Quakertown, PA
    on May 23, 2013

    This is great! - I just bought some Annie Sloan paint and wax for another project- I tried some paint combinations before but not with the wax- these look perfect

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