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Crackle pot

It’s easy to transform a humble terracotta pot into a colourful creation using a couple of Resene testpots and Resene FX Crackle effect.

Paint a crackle effect on a pot

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 100

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need:

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Poppy.

Other ideas: For a more muted effect use Resene Triple Sea Fog over a basecoat of Resene Sandstone.

Step 1
Step one
Remove any labels from the terracotta pot.
Step 2
Step two
Wipe the terracotta pot with a damp cloth to remove any dust or surface residue and allow to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Terracotta Sealer to the inside and outside of the pot and allow to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Paint the inner rim and outside rim of the pot with one coat of Resene Adrenalin.
Step 5
Step five
Once dry, turn the pot upside down and paint the rest of the outside with one coat of Resene Adrenalin. Allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Apply one coat of Resene FX Crackle effect to the outside of the pot and allow to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Paint the outside of the pot with one coat of Resene Turbo and allow to dry. The topcoat will crack revealing some of the basecoat colour.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply one coat of Resene Clearcoat UVS to the outside of the pot and allow to dry.

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