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Painting stone concrete pots

notshyofeffort
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Painting stone concrete pots

Completed project.Completed project.

 

Hi all

 

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

 

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EricL
Bunnings Team Member
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Re: Painting stone concrete pots

Hello @notshyofeffort

 

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.

 

Eric

 

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notshyofeffort
Junior Contributor

Re: Painting stone concrete pots

Thanks @EricL  - exterior acrylic paint such as Dulux Weathershield   should be fine right?

 

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EricL
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Re: Painting stone concrete pots

Hello @notshyofeffort 

 

That is an excellent choice! The Dulux Wethersfield is the ideal paint to use for outdoor applications. I recommend a minimum of at least two coats to give you full colour coverage. Very keen on seeing these pots once you've painted them.

 

Eric

 

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notshyofeffort
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Re: Painting stone concrete pots

This is what was achieved. Thanks for help.

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MitchellMc
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Re: Painting stone concrete pots

Wow @notshyofeffort!

 

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.

 

Mitchell

 

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EricL
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Re: Painting stone concrete pots

Hello @notshyofeffort 

 

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.

 

Eric

 

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notshyofeffort
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Re: Painting stone concrete pots

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.

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