White Washed Pots for the Patio

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Now that summer is almost here, I wanted to add some flowers to my patio. The problem was that the plastic flower pots that I had weren't that pretty! I came up with an easy project with some paint I already had on hand. I wanted to give my inexpensive planters and pots a new look. The below photo shows what the pots looked like when I started out.
I've seen white washed pots online and think they are so pretty! I decided to white wash my pots. The project took about a half an hour. All I did was spread some watered down Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint (in Everlasting) on the pots with a foam brush. I made sure to wipe the painted surfaces with a a paper towel after painting the pots to give the finish a uniform finish.
Once the pots were painted, I filled them with potting soil, impatiens and petunias. I chose impatiens and petunias because my home's patio faces the west and tends to get a mixture of sun and shade.
I love how the painted pots and colorful flowers look on the patio!
This was such an easy project -- I might want to white wash some pots for my home's front porch, too!
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  • Ticia Ticia on Feb 06, 2020

    I have different colored planters which remain outside always and so they are getting a 'greenish' stain on them. Don't know if it's algae or mold but last year I tried removing it with a bleach solution and brush which only 1/2 heartedly worked. Do you think this whitewash will cover it as I would like to unify the pots. Does it have to be calk paint? TIA.

  • GMS28 GMS28 on Feb 07, 2022

    do you spray any type of finish over them so paint won't wash away?

  • YVONNE YVONNE on Feb 02, 2023

    Would u use a paint that is plant ( flower ) friendly? I would worry that any paint or stain might have chemicals that could contaminate the soil? I think clay pots might be the most eco- sustainable friendly as unpainted is best.

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