Terra Cotta Paint Projects Tips

Sealing Terra Cotta Pots Before Painting ... Should I Paint The Inside And/Or Outside? I received an email from Marie asking: If preparing a terra cotta pot for painting to be used outdoors, do you need to spray the sealer on the inside and on the outside of the pot? Marie My reply: Hello Marie: Thank you for contacting me and I will be happy to … [Read more...]

How Do I Remove Old Paint From Terra Cotta Pots & Plaques?

I Want To Repaint Some Of My Terra Cotta Pots, But Need To Remove The Old Paint First. I received an email from Sheila asking: Hello from England, I have some terracotta plaques and pots that have already been painted. I wish to repaint them, but need to remove the old paint first. Can you suggest what I can use to remove the old paints from the … [Read more...]

Faux Terra Cotta Paint Technique

How Can I Add An Antiqued Effect With Paint To My Terra Cotta Planter? I received an email from Kris who asked: Great articles on The-Artistic-Garden ... How can I make my terra cotta planter look older or antique with white paint? Do I brush it on and wipe it off? I'd like the details to have a little white left in the cracks. My reply: Hi … [Read more...]

Best Non-Toxic Top Coat Sealer For Painted Terra Cotta Pots

What Is Best Non-Toxic Sealant Top Coat For People & Our Furry Friends? Cats4 asked: Hi! I very recently found your website, signed up for your newsletter, and just registered for the forum - everything is great and very informative! I'm going to try painting some new terra cotta flowerpots, and I'd like some advice on what to use for a top … [Read more...]

Painting Terra Cotta & Clay Pots

Preparation Tips For Long Lasting Results Painting on terra cotta or clay doesn't really require any special treatment if your garden art object is brand new. 9-times-out-of-10 it'll be clean enough and you'll be able to apply the base coat from the get-go. Obviously, if your terra cotta or clay object has already been used outside, you'll … [Read more...]

DIY Sponge Painting Technique

Easy Terra Cotta Garden Art Craft Project Sponge Painting Is A Simple Decorative Paint Technique You Can Use To Transform An Ordinary Garden Art Object Into Something Uniquely Yours This painted finish is accomplished by applying one or more layers of color onto your terra cotta or plastic garden art object. For our purposes, this painting … [Read more...]

DIY Rusted Faux Finish

How To Make Metal Rust Without Using Dangerous Chemicals An Easy Technique That Makes Steel, Iron or Tin Rust "... how can I make metal get rusty looking but without having to buy expensive spray paints?" I get a number of emails each month asking me if there is a faux paint finish, or some sort of other decorative painted … [Read more...]

How to Paint Terra Cotta Pots

Follow These Simple Steps For Long Lasting Outdoor Use Maybe It Sounds Simple, But You've Got To Know How To Paint Terra Cotta Correctly If You Want Your Decorative Painting Efforts To Last A few simple guidelines assure that your painted technique will continue to look attractive for years to come. And if you're painting a garden … [Read more...]

Painted Verdigris Patina

Faux Painting Technique to Simulate Aged Copper A Classy Faux Finish For Any Garden Art Object This easy-to-do simulated aged copper or verdigris faux painting technique only requires a few colors, a paint brush and a little free handed flair. It is accomplished by layering different colors over one another using the daubing technique … [Read more...]

Daubing Paint Technique

Definition: To Spread Something Roughly Or Unevenly Onto A Surface The Simplest of All The Decorative Paint Techniques * Paint Daubing * Daubing is one of the easiest and most effective decorative paint techniques you can do. This painted finish is accomplished by applying one or more layers of color onto your garden art object. For … [Read more...]