Sue Eldred
Sue Eldred
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  • Washington, IL

How to Age a Terra Cotta Pot With Chalky Finish Paint


It's front porch sitting time...
Time to spruce up those boring terra cotta pots with a little paint and stencils.
how to age a terra cotta pot with chalky finish paint, container gardening, crafts, gardening
I decided to give this plain terra cotta pot an aged looked with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint from DecoArt.
how to age a terra cotta pot with chalky finish paint, container gardening, crafts, gardening
Terra Cotta Pot before.
how to age a terra cotta pot with chalky finish paint, container gardening, crafts, gardening
Supplies Used:
Terra Cotta Pot
Patio Paint Home and Garden Stencils - Vintage Numbers
Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint- yesteryear, everlasting, new life, relic
Americana Decor Crme Wax- Golden Brown
Paint Brush, Stencil Brush
Extra Fine Sand Paper
Clean Lint Free Cloth
Removable Painter's Tape
how to age a terra cotta pot with chalky finish paint, container gardening, crafts, gardening
Paint the terra cotta pot with "yesteryear" (gray) chalky finish paint.
I gave the pot some white highlights with "everlasting" chalky finish paint.
how to age a terra cotta pot with chalky finish paint, container gardening, crafts, gardening
Wipe the pot with a clean soft damp cloth (or white paper towel) to remove some of the paint.
To give the pot a mossy look... Dry brush "new life" (green) chalky finish paint around the base of the pot, under the ridge and on the top edge. Soften the green paint by wiping with a damp cloth if needed.
how to age a terra cotta pot with chalky finish paint, container gardening, crafts, gardening
Apply reusable stick on stencils to painted pot. Mask around the stencil with removable painter's tape. Use a stipple brush to apply "relic" Chalky Finish paint inside open stencil area.
how to age a terra cotta pot with chalky finish paint, container gardening, crafts, gardening
Lightly sand pot with extra fine sand paper.
Apply Americana(R) Decor "golden brown" crme wax over pot using a clean lint free cloth. Wipe with cloth to create an aged look.
how to age a terra cotta pot with chalky finish paint, container gardening, crafts, gardening
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  • Rose
    on May 22, 2016

    Love it.

  • Jeri
    on May 23, 2016

    Love it. I have a dozen of these pots in my garage. Can't wait to start.

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