Flower Pot Makeover With Paint

Earlier this spring I pulled out the pots that I use on my deck for herbs and noticed that they were looking really worn. These pots are inexpensive ones that I purchased at Dollar General years and years ago. For $7 pots who have stayed out in the elements for at least eight years, they have held up remarkably well. I didn’t want to invest money in four new pots and decided to paint the pots instead of buying new ones.
After the pots were painted I sealed them with an acrylic clear sealer designed for indoor or outdoor use. They now look almost new and are ready for many more years of use.
Most of the wear and tear on the pots was on the rims.
I started by wetting the pots down with my hose to loosen the grime on both the outside and inside. I then scrubbed them with a brush, rinsed well, and let them dry in the sun. After the pots dried, I began experimenting with paint. The one on the right looks much better after painting it.
Here are my planters on my deck filled with herbs. More information on the paints that I used can be found on my blog.

Paula Skulina
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