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Mark Rayner makes a terracotta clock into an eye-catching feature.

You will need: Terracotta clock/thermometer - found at gardening centres, paintbrushes (including a small artist’s brush), Resene Concrete Clear, Resene Terracotta Sealer, Resene testpots of Resene Bullion, Resene Copper Fire, Resene Lucifer, Resene Porsche, Resene Teal Blue and Resene Wild West.

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Step 1 how to decorate a terracotta clock

Step 1
Apply one coat of Resene Terracotta Sealer to the garden clock/ thermometer and allow to dry.

Step 2 how to decorate a terracotta clock

Step 2
Apply one coat of Resene Wild West to the thermometer section, as shown, and allow two hours to dry.

Step 3 how to decorate a terracotta clock

Step 3
Apply two coats of Resene Copper Fire to the thermometer section, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

Step 4 how to decorate a terracotta clock

Step 4
Apply one coat of Resene Porsche to the clock section, as shown, and allow two hours to dry.

Step 5 how to decorate a terracotta clock

Step 5
Apply two coats of Resene Bullion to the clock section, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

Step 6 how to decorate a terracotta clock

Step 6
Apply one coat of Resene Teal Blue to the rest of the clock, as shown – use a small artist’s brush to “cut in” around the details on the thermometer section. Allow two hours to dry.

Step 7 how to decorate a terracotta clock

Step 7
Apply two coats of Resene Lucifer to the rest of the clock (again, use a small artist’s brush to “cut in” around the thermometer section details). Allow two hours to dry.

Step 8 how to decorate a terracotta clock

Step 8
Apply one coat of Resene Concrete Clear to the garden clock/thermometer and allow two hours to dry.

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