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Polka dot planter

Go dotty and brighten up your deck or patio with this retro-look polka dot planter.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 44

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Bowl-shaped terracotta plant pot, damp cloth, good quality potting mix, paintbrushes (including artists’ brush), Resene Terracotta Sealer, Resene testpots in the following colours: Resene Alabaster, Resene Cabaret, Resene Geronimo and Resene Illusion, Resene Multishield+ gloss (now Resene Concrete Clear), six pink polyanthus plants.

To get the look: Mark painted the background shed wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Rob Roy.

Other ideas: For a bright, contrasting effect try a basecoat of Resene Malibu with spots painted in Resene Balloon, Resene Pulse and Resene Supernova.

Step 1
Step one
Remove any sticky labels from the pot and wipe the pot clean with a damp cloth. Allow to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Seal the entire pot with one coat of Resene Terracotta Sealer and allow to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Paint the outside and inner rim of the pot with two coats of Resene Alabaster, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Using an artists’ brush, paint random spots on the outside of the pot using Resene Geronimo.
Step 5
Step five
Repeating step 4, paint random spots on the outside of the pot using Resene Cabaret.
Step 6
Step six
Repeating step 4, paint random spots on the outside of the pot using Resene Illusion. Allow to dry for two hours.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply one coat of Resene Concrete Clear to the outside and inner rim of the pot, allowing two hours to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Pot up with good quality potting mix and six pink polyanthus plants.

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