How can I paint empty flower containers?

I found some empty flower containers that were left at the recycle. I brought them home which I would like to reuse for container gardening. What kind of paint can I use to change it up??

  3 answers
  • William William on Jan 08, 2019

    What are they made of? You can use Rustoleum 2X spray paint . If they are plastic use Krylon Fusion spray paint.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jan 08, 2019


    Please consider using plastic friendly spray paint -this product does an awesome job. I painted a bunch of mismatched thrift store planters last year. I prefer either the Rust-Oleum 2X or the Rust-Oleum Universal spray paint lines.

    Please see photos below

    You may want to decide if you want to satin finish or a gloss finish ( or metallic) both might be available in a wide selection of colors.

    Rustoleum recommendations


    Always work in a well-ventilated area. Cover the floor and nearby items with a drop cloth. Lightly scuff any glossy surfaces and wipe clean with a lint-free cloth. Use Painter’s tape to hide any surfaces you don’t want to paint.


    Using slow, back-and-forth motions, spray paint each item with several light coats of spray paint, making sure to overlap each stroke slightly. Apply 2-3 coats of spray paint, waiting a few minutes in between each coat.


    Let spray paint dry for approximately 1 hour before handling.

    Tip: Use of 2X Ultra Cover Primer in White provides better paint coverage and color.

  • Priscilla Priscilla on Jan 10, 2019

    Thank you all for your response, I truly appreciate it.