I have these two pots which have seen better days I want to restore them what paint should I be using and steps.
Thanks in advance
Thank you for sharing your question about painting stone concrete pots.
Upcycling your pots with paint is one of the best ways to freshen up their appearance. This also serves as a good time to refresh the soil in your pot. Put your plant in a temporary container for the moment. Because you have an older pot it will be necessary to give it a good clean. Use a Sabco Handled Scrub Brush and some soapy water to clean the outside and inside of the pot. Make sure to thoroughly wash the pot in water and that it is free of soap. Place the pot in full sunlight to make sure that it is totally dry.
The next step is to seal the pot with the Crommelin 750ml Ornamental Sealer. Once the seal dries, you can then proceed to paint the pot with your preferred colour. Please keep us updated, I'm sure our members are keen to see your newly painted pots.
Here is a link to a step-by-step guide: How to upcycle terracotta pots
If you need further assistance with this project, please let us know.
Thanks @EricL - exterior acrylic paint such as Dulux Weathershield should be fine right?
Those look sensational and now have a whole new lease on life, thanks to your efforts. I can't believe how fantastic they turned out. I'm sure you're really pleased with the results, too.
No doubt @EricL will be just as impressed. I've tagged him, so he is notified of your post.
Many thanks for sharing, and we look forward to your next project.
What a total transformation! Thank you so much for posting your updated photos. I'm sure this project will inspire a lot of our members to give this a go. I see that you've included your planter boxes in the makeover as well. Have you thought about what plants you are going to put in them? Please keep us updated, we look forward to seeing your next makeover.
Thanks @EricL that will be my next question in workshop what to grow in planters. I will post that separately.
I love the help and positivity on workshop.
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @pam25. It's excellent to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about painting pots.
You'll need to seal the inside of the pots with Crommelin 750ml Ornamental Sealer. This prevents moisture inside the pot from travelling through it and pushing your paint off the outside surface. Next, you'll need to seal/prime the outside of your pot, so your paint will adhere to the surface, and you can do that with Dulux 300g Duramax Terracotta Primer And Sealer. It's suitable for priming terracotta, brick and concrete.
Have a look at the helpful step-by-step guide: How to upcycle terracotta pots
Please let us know if you have any questions.