Linda A
Linda A
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  • Plattekill, NY
Asked on May 14, 2012

What kind of paint can I use to apply to Terra Cotta flower pots? I want to paint and decorate some and put them outside

Susan ZieglerBetsy WilsonLeona P
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  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on May 14, 2012

    You can buy latex porch and floor paint in quarts. It works great with no priming. Chas.

  • Dorene H
    on May 14, 2012

    i have used regular craft paints before

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on May 15, 2012

    Any kind of latex will do, the exterior ones will just last longer outside.

  • Linda A
    on May 15, 2012

    Thank you for all the info. Will get some.

  • Leona P
    on May 20, 2012

    I just use Acrylics on mine, but would like to try the latex. Love painting terra cotta!

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  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on May 20, 2012

    Leona, acrylic and latex are virtually the same thing.

  • Linda T
    on May 20, 2012

    Go to the craft store and pick up any acrylic paint or they have paint specially made for that. I paint a lot of terra cotta flower pots an all I use is the acrylic paint.

  • Leona P
    on May 21, 2012

    Thanks! Have a few projects to start soon with terra cotta.

  • Betsy Wilson
    on Jun 8, 2015

    I hv used acrylic, but intend to seal them.....next time I will spray paint. Sealing is the key, although I hv not sealed before painting......using a matte seal for my project.

    • Kelleysdiy
      on Apr 24, 2016

      @Betsy Wilson That's so smart to apply a seal. I do that with my terra cotta pots. They will eventually erode if not sealed especially if they come in constant contact with water.

  • Susan Ziegler
    on Apr 14, 2016

    I use pruning sealer spray on the inside and spray latex paint on the outside. Of course that seals them completely so the point of terra cotta being porous is wasted. I like to paint my pots white. It's a good look and the same color is not so cluttery for me since I have so many scattered around inside and out..

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