When you paint clay pots how do you keep the paint from peeling off

Marcella Crowe
by Marcella Crowe
  5 answers
  • Sydney Embry Sydney Embry on May 05, 2018

    Use a plastic liner to keep the soil and moisture from touching the inner walls of your painted pot.

  • Smittie22 Smittie22 on May 05, 2018

    It is difficult. There are paints at Home Depot which are better. However, if they are out in the elements year round they are going to peal after a while.

  • Marcella Crowe Marcella Crowe on May 05, 2018

    Will paint peel off plastic pots also?

  • Deb K Deb K on Apr 26, 2023

    Hi Marcella, hope this helps you out. Acrylic paint is the best for clay pots, prime the pots first, then use a clear acrylic sealer or spray on a matte sealer like rustoleum

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Sep 07, 2023

    Prime, paint with acrylic paint, and seal it. Krylon makes an excellent clear sealer.