Patios, porches, and living rooms across the city are being adorned with plenty of Terra-Cotta pots this year. These durable and inexpensive containers make the perfect home for everything from flowers to ferns.
However, since everyone is using them, now would be a good time to give your Terra-Cotta a distinctive touch all your own. You can make your Terra-Cotta pots stand out from everyone else’s by giving them a makeover and following these gardening tips.
Start by giving your pots a glaze. All you need is a paintbrush, some sandpaper, a little of your favorite paint, some waterproofing sealer, and a touch of shellac to finish them off.
First, you will want to wash your pot off to remove dirt and debris and then allow it to dry. Once it is dry, apply a coat of waterproofing sealer to the interior surface. After this dries, apply a coat of paint to the exterior and allow it to dry for 24 hours.
After the first coat dries, sand down any rough edges or spots. Then apply a second coat and allow it to dry, also for 24 hours. Once the second coat has dried, apply a generous coat of shellac to protect it.
When that is dried, all you have to do is place and layer your favorite plants inside the pot and sit back and smile as your neighbors give you compliment after compliment for your fabulous sense of decorating style.