How to paint terracotta pots that are already planted?
Hello there, hope you are well. I have a bunch of small terracotta pots that are already planted with dirt/succulents that I want to decorate. I was hoping to spray paint them but am worried about the paint seeping through into the soil since I know the terracotta is a porous material. If I were to use a sealer first on the outside of the pot (I know many people recommend sealing the inside of the pot first but this is of course not an option for me at this stage) and then use spray paint would that help protect the plants? Would the sealer just seep through and cause any issues? I do notice that the terracotta gets a bit moist when I water the plants. I was planning on putting painter's tape on the rim of the pot and then covering the plants themselves with a plastic bag to ensure no paint gets near the dirt or the plants. If painting at this stage would be a bad idea (it would be too cumbersome to remove each and every plant, clean the pot, etc.) would you guys have any other suggestions for a safe way to spruce up these pots? I thought about using stickers but that looks kind of cheesy to me and of course with the moisture of the pots perhaps the stickers won't stay on for long. Any thoughts or advice you may have would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!!