Learn How To Paint Terra Cotta Pots! This tutorial will inspire you to create terra cotta pots that match your décor style perfectly.
Today I have a budget friendly idea that can be customized to compliment any home style. Let me show you how to paint terra cotta pots with a fun metallic twist. First, I’ll show you how to create the look using black paint and then I’ll give you the more common aged terra-cotta look using white paint.
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Supplies I used for this project include:
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- Terra Cotta Pots
- Rustoleum Metallic Spray Paint
- Painter’s Tape
- Spray Bottle
- Sand Paper or Sanding Sponge
- Anchor Silk All-In-One Mineral Paint
- Dixie Belle Paint Brush Size “RS”
- Whitecap Silk All-In-One Mineral Paint
This project begins with clay terra cotta pots. You can use any size you’d like. Feel free to change up the paint colors too!
To begin, I scuffed up the pot with a light grit sandpaper and cleaned it off to make sure no oils or fingerprints were left behind.
Then, I taped off the top section of the pot with painter’s tape. Feel free to cover as little or as much of the pot as you’d like.
Y’all know I love a bit of bling!
So I grabbed my gold spray paint and added a gold edge to the pot.
Be sure to spray the inside rim of the pot as well.
Time to remove the tape.
I am loving this color because it is gold but it looks like some silver in it too.
You can see it a bit in these photos.
Once the tape was removed, I realized I over-sprayed the bottom of the pot way more than expected.
So, I decided to add a quick mist of gold on the rest of the pot. That helped a lot and made the color look a bit more evened out.
Here you can see how the edge and inside have full coverage and the rest of the pot has just a bit.
Next, add a small amount of the Silk All-In-On-Paint in the color Anchor along with a few sprays of water to your palette (aka Foam Plate).
With the Silk All-In-One-Paint you only want to add a very small amount of water. Here you can see how I added paint to my brush and then dipped it in the water to make a bit of a wash.
Then, I got my paper towel ready by bunching it up. This will help create the texture you want on the pot.
Now add the watered-down paint to the bottom portion of the pot, being careful to avoid the gold trim at the top.
This is the light coverage you are looking to add with the wash.
Next, dab the scrunched-up paper towel onto the surface of the pot. This step is what will create the texture on the pot. You can see how I got a bit on the edge as I dabbed the paint. That’s okay! Just use a damp paper towel and carefully wipe off the edge before the paint dries. Works like a charm!
I think the overspray ended up being a happy accident!
I am loving the way the clay, gold, and black create a nice texture.
Let’s learn how to paint terra cotta pot with a white color scheme!
First, scuff up the terra cotta pot using sand paper or a sanding sponge.
Then, tape off your pot and spray the top lip of the pot with the Metallic Spray Paint.
Remove the tape and lightly spray the rest of the pot to even out the coverage. Just be sure that the top portion of the pot if fully covered and the rest is lightly covered with the Metallic paint.
Now water down your white paint just as we did above.
Paint the bottom portion of the pot with the watered down paint.
Add texture to the pot using the tip of your brush and the bunched up paper towel trick I used on the pot with the black color scheme.
Let dry and style with your favorite décor!
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