How do I rejuvenate plastic planter urns?

Leslie Crawford
by Leslie Crawford

I have 2 large black plastic planter urns at tor bottor pf my drive. They have faded over time & I have considered black stain, krylon spray paint and recently read that just coating with vaseline will rejuvenate them. Please advise what success stories you all may have had! Thank you.

  4 answers
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on May 06, 2019

    Hi Leslie,

    I've used Rustoleum spray paint to rejuvenate some of my planters. First scuff it up to make sure the shine is removed. I've used very fine sand paper or 0000 steel wool. Next clean it well. You want to be sure all of the dirt and sanding grit is completely gone. Then use a spray primer meant for plastic and finally 2-3 THIN coats of spray paint. There are paints now that have primer in them, but I've had more success with 2 separate products. Wishing you the best.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 06, 2019

    I have used RustOleum for plastic. Clean, scuff with fine steel wool, wipe with denatured alcohol, then spray paint.

  • Deb K Deb K on May 06, 2019

    Hi Leslie, clean them, lightly sand and spray them

  • Leslie Crawford Leslie Crawford on May 29, 2019

    Thanks for all of your help. I crushed all the grass clippings from the pots, lightly sanded, wiped with water, let dry.

    (I had to fix one pot so I showed how I repaired it. Before & after pics.