Mark Rayner shows you how to transform a humble terracotta pot into a bright and cheerful planter for some potted winter colour.
You will need: Terracotta pot, damp cloth, good quality potting mix, low-tack masking tape, and a paintbrush. Resene Terracotta Sealer, Resene testpots of Resene Alabaster and Resene Wild Thing, winter potted colour such as pansies or polyanthus.
Wipe off any dust from the terracotta pot with a damp cloth and allow to dry. if the pot has been outside for any length of time it may be necessary to treat it with Resene Moss & Mould Killer.
Turn the pot over and apply one coat of Resene Terracotta sealer to the inside and top rim of the pot. Allow to dry.
Apply a second coat of Resene Alabaster to the outer rim and inner rim of the pot. Allow two hours to dry.
Apply one coat of Resene Wild Thing to the outside of the pot, as shown. Allow two hours for the first coat to dry.
Carefully remove the low-tack masking tape before the second coat has dried. Allow two hours to dry.
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