The rust effect
Transform an old terracotta pot into a stylish rusty metallic feature using Resene FX Faux Rust Effect.
You will need:
- Resene Moss & Mould Killer
- Resene plastic paint pot
- Rubber gloves
- Spray bottle with clean water
- Stiff bristled brush
- Wide paintbrush
Top tip: Leave the terracotta pot outside where the Resene FX Faux Rust Effect will continue to develop an attractive rusty patina as it weathers.
To get the look: Mark stained the background raised bed with Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Grey Green.
Mix one part Resene Moss & Mould Killer with five parts clean water.
Wearing rubber gloves, brush the solution onto the terracotta pot and leave for 24 hours.
Mix a little detergent with warm clean water and wash the pot. Rinse well with clean water and allow the pot to dry.
Apply one coat of Resene Aquapel and Resene Terracotta Sealer to the inside and outside of the pot and allow to dry.
Carefully stir the Resene FX Faux Rust Effect.
Apply one coat of Resene FX Faux Rust Effect to the outside, top and inner rim of the pot and allow four hours to dry.
Apply a second coat of Resene FX Faux Rust Effect to the outside, top and inner rim of the pot.
Once the Resene FX Faux Rust Effect is touch-dry pour some of the Resene FX Faux Rust Effect Activator into the plastic paint pot.
Apply two coats of Resene FX Faux Rust Effect Activator to the outside, top and inner rim of the pot, allowing an hour for each coat to dry.
After 12 hours, lightly spray the pot with water to intensify the rust effect.