The first thing I did was take a putty knife and scrape off all the bigger loose chunks. Then I used my orbital sander and a lower-grit sandpaper to sand off the rest of the paint.
Removing Old Paint From Terracotta Pots and Repainting
Hey guys, today I'm sharing a recent budget-friendly project I did. If you love to paint pots like I do, you have probably encountered chipped paint. Especially on outdoor pots. I left this one outside over the window (oops, don't do that), and it fought a hard battle with the cold, rain, and snow. It lost, though. :)
Here's what it looked like this spring:
I wiped the piece down with some paper towels. Between the paint and clay dust, it was a mess! I didn't use any water because I didn't want to have to wait for it to fully dry—I was ready to knock this project out. I gave it a few coats of a waterproofing sealer.
Then I gave it a few coats of white paint. I said I wasn't going to do the white paint again because it shows everything...buuuuuut it just looks so crisp and nice! :)
If you like this project and want more details, click the link next to my pic below. I've got a video showing the process since it's kind of hard to take pics. I also have a post up about everything we've done to prep our tiny backyard for spring and summer...and definitely check out the full tour of our tiny townhouse backyard oasis!!
I hope this helps you if you want to customize an outdoor clay pot.
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